Sep 22, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - A.F.A. (TTP)


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The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Music is part of a comprehensive degree preparing students for a career in many facets of music and music education. Our mission is to give students a solid foundation in music while providing them with a range of performance and creative opportunities. The program offers a diverse music theory curriculum that creates a dynamic, rich learning environment for students to pursue their passion for music and performing.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program

General Education Requirements - Credits (35)


  • History Credits: (6)
  • Mathematics Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (26)


  • Ensembles (Appropriate to Applied Area) Credits: (4)
  • Individual Private Lessons Credits: (8)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Computer Competency Requirement


 See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements.

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
 Elementary Music Teacher $35,500 $63,400
Secondary Music Teacher $35,200 $66,600
Post-Secondary Music Teacher $24,000 $83,500

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (13)


  • Ensembles (Appropriate to Applied Area)  Credits: (1)
  • Individual Private Lessons Credits: (2)
  • Mathematics (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Ensembles (Appropriate to Applied Area) Credits: (1)
  • Individual Private Lessons Credits: (2)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)


  • Ensembles (Appropriate to Applied Area) Credits: (1)
  • Individual Private Lessons Credits: (2)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)


  • Ensembles (Appropriate to Applied Area) Credits: (1)
  • Individual Private Lessons Credits: (2)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)

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