NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: School of Music, Theatre & Dance

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

Bachelor of Music

  • Composition
  • Music and Technology
  • Music Education (Choral and Instrumental)
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Performance
  • Performance with Teacher Certification


  • Dance
  • Interarts Performance (with Art & Design)
  • Jazz Studies
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performing Arts Technology
  • Theatre Design and Production
  • Theatre Performance (Acting and Directing)

Bachelor of Science

  • Sound Engineering

Each program offered is designed in consultation with an advisor.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 2.5 or above. (2.0 minimum in each class)
  2. Session of Entry – Fall Semester (Limited openings for January admission).
  3. Transfer – Students may transfer after one or two years.
  4. Application Deadline – December 1 for following Fall semester.
  5. Auditions – Auditions/Interviews are required. In-person strongly recommended. If not possible, taped auditions may be submitted. Please address inquiries to: School of Music, (724)-764-0593.
  6. Proficiency Exams – Placement in music theory and performance classes is determined by examination.
  7. Lessons – Private and class lessons are encouraged.
  8. School of Music, Theatre & Dance | Prospective Student Admissions | Application Procedure

Basic Requirements



ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




MUS 103 Sight Singing & Ear Training


MUS 104 Sight Singing & Ear Training


MUS 110 Music Appreciation: Standard Lit


MUS 111 Music Appreciation: Jazz


Additional Music classes to fit your specialization and to build a portfolio

Select additional courses from the Humanities Distribution List »


Social Science

Select 2 courses from the Social Science Distribution List »

Natural Science

Select 2 courses from the Social Science Distribution List »

For Sound Engineering, choose PHY 121 General Physics as one of the natural sciences


For Sound Engineering, Choose MTH 141 Calculus I to meet Quantitiative Reasoning


For all other majors, MTH 131 or MTH 141 meet Quantitative Reasoning or take at UofM


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2016

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