Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Music - A.F.A. (TTP)


For more information on this program, contact the Humanities division at 615-230-3200 or at humanities@volstate.edu.

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. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

General Education Requirements - Credits (35)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (26)³


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

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Elementary Music Teacher $36,250 $49,110
Secondary Music Teacher $36,620 $50,070
Post-Secondary Music Teacher $28,850 $54,930

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (13)


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

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)


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

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)


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

Footnotes


¹ Students will complete the remaining six hours of the humanities requirement, including one course in literature, at universities upon transfer.  Students who plan to transfer to the University of Memphis should complete a course in literature rather than music appreciation.
² Students who plan to transfer to University of Memphis and major in Music Business should take ECON 2100: Principles of Macroeconomics to fulfill one of these requirements. 
³ Students must successfully complete placement requirements in music theory, ear training, and piano at the university where transfer is planned.  Students must also successfully complete required university auditions as appropriate.