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Music and Drama Students, Earn Free College Credits Complete a Career Pathways program at your high school to get a head start on a college degree.

About Career Pathways

Whether you prefer to be in the spotlight or behind it, sitting first chair or in the sound producer’s chair, Valencia’s Career Pathways program offers you a head start on a college degree in the arts. By completing a Career Pathways program at your high school, you’ll earn free college credits at Valencia. Your credits can be applied to a related arts and entertainment degree, and may be applicable to other Valencia degrees as well.

The Career Pathways Process Take these steps to receive college credit for your high school courses: 1

 eet the high school requirements listed in this brochure for either drama M or music. Note: required high school courses must be completed with at least a “C� average.


Take and pass the Career Pathways assessment related to your area.


Graduate from high school.

4 Enroll at Valencia and complete at least one college credit course. Note: your free credits will expire if this step is not completed within two years of high school graduation. 5 After completing one course at Valencia, your Career Pathways credits will be awarded to your college transcript.

What a deal!

Earn up to eight credits through Career Pathways— that’s worth about $800 in college tuition.

Drama Students If You Meet These High Take Drama 1, 2 and 3 School Requirements or Take Drama 1 and two years of drama courses from approved list (contact Career Pathways)

You’ll Earn These College Credits

THE 1020 Introduction to Theater (3 credits)

Talk to your guidance counselor for a full explanation of high school requirements and to learn how to receive three additional college credits for working as a technician in high school drama productions.

Related Valencia Degree: Associate in Science in Entertainment Design and Technology Salary: $33,000* | Job Placement Rate: 100%* Valencia’s Entertainment Design and Technology degree program is one of a handful in the country, and the only one in Central Florida that trains students to work in all facets of the entertainment industry. It prepares students to function independently and as part of a creative team in the preparation and production of live shows for concerts, theater, theme parks and corporate presentations. This program offers two specializations: Live Show Production and Production Design. Potential Careers: • • • • •

Lighting Technician Audio/Video Technician Sound Technician Sound Effects Specialist Production Manager

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Set Design Assistant  cenic Technician Technical Director S Stage Manager Scene Designer Scenic Carpenter

Music/Band Students If You Meet These High Three years participation in high school music School Requirements courses (band, chorus, orchestra or general) and Recommendation from high school band, chorus or music instructor and Demonstrate basic performance skills

You’ll Earn These College Credits

MUN 1311 Voices of Valencia (1 credit) and MUL 1010 Music Appreciation (3 credits)

Talk to your guidance counselor for a full explanation of high school requirements and to learn how to receive four additional college credits for taking AP Music Theory.

Related Valencia Degree: Associate in Science in Sound and Music Technology Salary: $27,000* | Job Placement Rate: 75%* Valencia’s Sound and Music Technology program provides a background in both the artistic and technical sides of music and sound production. Students have the opportunity to study studio and live sound techniques, post-production and MIDI, as well as musicianship and performance. They can also get hands-on experience through Valencia’s own student-run record company, FlatFoot Records. This practical approach provides real world experience in a wide range of settings, from theater and soundstage to studio and post-production. Potential Careers: • • • • •

Music Producer/Director Sound Designer Technical Director Assistant Audio Engineer
 Surround Sound Mixer/Author

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Post-Production Mixer/Editor Sound Effects/Dialog Editor Sound Mixer/Designer Sound Recordist

* Most recent degree earnings and placement rates according to 2008-09 FETPIP data.

To learn more about Career Pathways programs at your school and how to transfer your credits to Valencia, contact us at 407-582-3489 or For more information about arts and entertainment degree programs at Valencia, visit:

Valencia College provides equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all. Contact the Office of Human Resources and Diversity at 407-582-8090 for information.

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