Student Achivement

MUSIC

Degree Profile

The graduate of Musical Arts at Universidad de Las Américas is a versatile and multidisciplinary professional who responds to the needs of the musical field. Through solid knowledge and his entrepreneurial and leadership skills, he develops efficiently in the artistic environment of the country, with the potential to manage his projects at a national and international level.

The Musical Arts program at UDLA equips graduates with a broad knowledge of the most important and fundamental concepts and skills related to musical performance, theoretical-historical elements, composition, production, and musical entrepreneurship. They contribute to the environment and its transformations with creative solutions. Through their knowledge of the singularities of the musical environment and its trends, they design feasible strategies for the revaluation and strengthening of the national artistic heritage. 

Graduates of the Musical Arts program are expected to demonstrate a collaborative, committed, respectful, and tolerant spirit with others in the practice and realization of musical projects. Their vision and understanding of modern genres of local, regional, and global music will enable them to continue their development as a professional musician and be a potential representative of Ecuadorian culture with a strong need to contribute to the community through musical expression. 

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2019- 2020 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. The duration of the Architecture program has according to a duration of 5 years and 150% of that amount. Thepercentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort

Program Learning Outcomes

In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.

A graduate of the MUSIC program will be able to:

RC1- Perform competently in various genres and scenarios within the commercial and artistic fields, using the tools of interpretation and musical direction.

This program learning outcome (PLO) has not been assessed during the current period, according to the program´s multiannual assessment plan (MAP).




RC1- Perform as a capable and skilled musician in a variety of commercial music scenarios, contributing creativity, whether as a performer, composer, producer, or entrepreneur. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC2- Apply theoretical-practical conceptions in the creation of musical pieces that contribute to the artistic and cultural heritage through active listening and analysis of the historical context.

This program learning outcome (PLO) has not been assessed during the current period, according to the program´s multiannual assessment plan (MAP).




RC2- Apply musical theoretical-practical conceptions to contribute to the artistic and cultural heritage through research and analysis of the social context in which they are born and in which they develop. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC3- Create national and international artistic projects by applying music production knowledge.

This program learning outcome (PLO) has not been assessed during the current period, according to the program´s multiannual assessment plan (MAP).




RC3- Applies knowledge of the singularities of the music industry and its dynamics to manage or participate in projects in the national or international market. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC4- Design effective strategies for the preservation, formation, and transmission of national musical identity, recognizing its trends and evolutionary process.

This program learning outcome (PLO) has not been assessed during the current period, according to the program´s multiannual assessment plan (MAP).




RC4- Design effective strategies for the preservation, formation, and transmission of national musical identity, recognizing its trends and evolutionary process. Effective since : 2019 to 2022