Universidad San Francisco de Quito College of Music—Ecuador

 

The College of Music at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (CoM) is the leading higher education music program in Ecuador. For 20 years, CoM has been responsible for training, strengthening, and supporting musicians in the country. Every semester CoM offers clinics and workshops with top-rated international musicians and producers.

Entrance Requirements

CoM students who wish to transfer to Berklee are required to go through Berklee's official undergraduate admissions process. Students accepted to Berklee will receive transfer credit for courses taken at CoM in accordance with an agreement between the two schools.

Students transferring to Berklee must earn a grade of B or higher (3.00–4.00) in each level 1 (core music) course, and a grade of C or higher (2.00–4.00) in each level 2 (other liberal arts and general electives) course designated for transfer in this agreement (see "Required Courses" below) in order to receive transfer credit from Berklee.

To earn credit for any course in level 1 for which students receive a grade below B, students will be required upon entering Berklee to (1) take the entering student proficiency assessment (ESPA) for harmony and ear training courses; (2) earn credit by exam (CBX) for music technology, tonal harmony, and counterpoint courses; or (3) enroll in the course at Berklee. For any course in level 2 for which students receive a grade below C, credit will not be granted. 

Residency Requirements
Students attending Berklee’s on-campus programs under this agreement must fulfill Berklee’s residency requirement: All students, including candidates transferring from another school, are normally required to complete at least four semesters of attendance and a minimum of 60 credits for the Bachelor of Music degree (or 48 credits for the professional diploma) in order to graduate from the college. This requirement will be applied regardless of the number of credits transferred.

See more information about core music courses at Berklee. 

Liberal Arts and General Electives
Students transferring to the Bachelor of Music degree program at Berklee College of Music must earn a minimum of 39 credits in liberal arts and may use six additional liberal arts credits (two courses) as general elective credit. Students in the professional diploma program at Berklee may use up to 12 liberal arts credits (four courses) as general elective credit. Students attending Berklee’s on-campus programs under this agreement must fulfill Berklee’s residency requirement (see above). This requirement will be applied regardless of the number of credits transferred.  

See more information about liberal arts courses at Berklee. 

Performance Courses

  • Ensembles: CoM transfer students may receive up to six transfer credits for ensembles. 

  • Principal Instrument: Principal instrument courses (private lessons) taken at CoM are nontransferable. Berklee’s policy states that all students, including transfer students, must participate in and pass a minimum of four semesters of principal instrument instruction at Berklee, regardless of their level of proficiency. All transfer students are required to take a Berklee instrumental/vocal proficiency placement examination upon arrival at Berklee to ensure appropriate placement in principal instrument courses.

We encourage you to review the Berklee Global Academic Partner Berklee Track Guidebook, which provides comprehensive information about the credit transfer process.

Required Courses

Level 1: Required Core Music Courses (30 Potential Transfer Credits)

Students must complete all of the required core music courses listed in block 1 below to be eligible for transfer credits. Contact the academic advisor at this institution to ask for details.

block 1 (18 credits)   
COM-USFQ COURSES Berklee College of Music Course Equivalents
CoMUSFQ101 Music Application and Theory
PW-111 Music Application and Theory (4 credits)
CoMUSFQ201 Harmony II HR-112 Harmony 2 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ118 Ear Training I
ET-111 Ear Training 1 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ211 Ear Training II
ET-112 Ear Training 2 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ103 Arranging I
AR-111 Arranging 1 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ120 Tonal Harmony and Composition I
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ220 Tonal Harmony and Composition II
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ220 Tonal Harmony and Composition II
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology (2 credits)
BLOCK 2 (12 Potential additional credits) 
COM-USFQ COURSES BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC COURSE EQUIVALENTS
CoMUSFQ231 Harmony III
HR-211 Harmony 3 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ232 Harmony IV
HR-212 Harmony 4 (2 credits)
CoMUSFQ270 Ear Training III
ET-211 Ear Training 3 (2 credits) or ET-231 Solfege 1 (2 credits), depending on Berklee major requirement
CoMUSFQ271 Ear Training IV
ET-212 Ear Training 4 (2 credits) or ET-232 Solfege 2 (2 credits), depending on Berklee major requirement
CoMUSFQ210 The Art of Counterpoint
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint (3 credits)

CoM-USFQ450 Conducting I

COND-211 Conducting 1 (1 credit)

Level 2: Other Liberal Arts and General Elective Courses (10 Potential Transfer Credits) 
Note: Contact the academic advisor at this institution to ask about the courses below.

COM-USFQ Courses Berklee College of Music Course Equivalents
CoMUSFQ320 History of Western Music
MHIS-201 History of Music in the European Tradition (2 credits)
CoMIMC0377 The Evolution of Jazz
MHIS-319 History of Jazz (2 credits)


CoM-USFQ108 Basic Keyboard I
ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard 1 (1 credit)
CoM-USFQ209 Basic Keyboard II
ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard 2 (1 credit)
CoM-USFQ405 Advanced Modal Harmony
HR-345 Advanced Modal Harmony (2 credits)
CoMIMC 0122 Generalidades de la Industria Musica
MB-101 Introduction to Music Business (2 credits)

Potential Transfer Credit Summary
Level 1 courses: 30 credits
Level 2 courses: 10
Ensemble courses: 6 credits
Total: 46 credits