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.
The CoM offers four-year bachelor's degree programs in music with three majors. Aside from an extended scholarship program, and one of the most highly qualified faculties in Latin America, CoM has state-of-the-art technology in all of its recording studios, rehearsal rooms, and music production and composition facilities. As a member of the Berklee Global Partners, students at CoM can benefit from the transfer agreement program with Berklee. Also, CoM has a study abroad program with Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.
Colegio de Música—Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Vía Interoceánica y Jardines del Este.
Tel: +593 2 2971761, +593 2 2971769
Patricia Monge, Academic Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristina Zambrano, Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.