Associate in Fine Arts in Music (A.F.A.)

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree in music is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in music. However, the AFA degree is not included in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, so transfer credit at the four-year institution is awarded on a course-by-course basis along with the presentation of an audition, proficiency tests, or entrance exams for music. The AFA requires 26 semester hours of general education core courses and 36 semester hours of courses in music. Transfer students should contact the senior (four-year) institution for specific transfer requirements.

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Associate in Fine Arts Degree (A10700)

The Associate in Fine Arts degree in music is awarded for study leading toward a career in music. The A.F.A. degree is not included in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. It requires 28 semester hours of General Education, with the remaining 38 hours devoted to skill development in the chosen area of concentration. Transfer to a senior institution will be on a course-by-course basis along with the presentation of an audition, proficiency tests, or entrance exams for music. Students planning to transfer should contact the institution they plan to attend for specific transfer requirements.

Associate in Fine Arts in Music (A10700)

General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3.0
COM 231Public Speaking3.0
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
Select one of the following courses:3.0
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
Select two courses from two different disciplines from the following:6.0
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Precalculus Algebra
Select 4.0 credits from the following courses:4.0
Descriptive Astronomy
and Descriptive Astronomy Lab
General Astronomy I
and General Astronomy I Lab
Principles of Biology
General Biology I
General Chemistry I
Geology
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Lab
ACA 122College Transfer Success1.0
Music Theory:
MUS 121Music Theory I4.0
MUS 122Music Theory II4.0
MUS 221Music Theory III4.0
MUS 222Music Theory IV4.0
Class Music:
MUS 151PClass Music I (piano I)1.0
MUS 152PClass Music II (Piano II)1.0
MUS 251PClass Music III (piano Iii)1.0
MUS 252PClass Music IV (piano Iv)1.0
Applied Music:
MUS 161Applied Music I2.0
MUS 162Applied Music II2.0
MUS 261Applied Music III2.0
MUS 262Applied Music IV2.0
Music Ensembles:
Select 4.0 credits from the following courses:4.0
Chorus I
Chorus II
Band I
Band II
Jazz Ensemble I
Jazz Ensemble II
Orchestra I
Orchestra II
Ensemble I
Ensemble II
Opera Production I
Opera Production II
Chorus III
Chorus IV
Band III
Band IV
Jazz Ensemble III
Jazz Ensemble IV
Orchestra III
Orchestra IV
Ensemble III
Ensemble IV
Big Band
Opera Production III
Opera Production IV
Music History
Select 4.0 credits from the following courses:4.0
Music History I
Music History II
Work-Based Learning I
Total Credits65