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

Bluegrass - A.S.


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The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is focused on developing in students an understanding of the present that is informed by an awareness of the past as well as the complex and interdependent relationships between cultures and societies.  The Associate of Science in Bluegrass is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in the field of Bluegrass.

Transfer Options:
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts [Must include at least one Lit]  Credits: (6)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Ensemble Electives


Choose four courses from the following:

Applied Music Electives


Choose four courses from the following:

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy 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
Bluegrass Musician $9.59/hour $90.00+/hour
College-Level Educator $23,900 $84,600

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 (15)


  • Applied Music Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Ensemble Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Applied Music Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Ensemble Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Applied Music Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Ensemble Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: 3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: 3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Applied Music Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Ensemble Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (1)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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