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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - A.F.A. (TTP)

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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.

CIP Code: 30.50.0101.00

General Education Requirements - Credits (35)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (26)³

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


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.

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)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)

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