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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, A.F.A. - Music (TTP)

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Degree: Associate of Fine Arts
Major: Fine Arts
Area of Emphasis: Music

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

This pathway prepares 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 pathway 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
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

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. 

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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