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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Professional Music, A.A.S.

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Professional Music

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

The Professional Music Associate of Applied Science program prepares students to become working musicians in the entertainment industry. The program includes a foundation in music theory and entertainment industry practices as well as individual instruction and regular performance opportunities to prepare students for a variety of careers in popular music, including church music, performing, and songwriting.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Demonstrate effective performance skills as a solo artist, as part of an ensemble, and/or as a music director.

  2. Collaborate appropriately with others in professional music settings.

  3. Apply a broad-based knowledge of music production technology and music theory to performances and/or other professional music settings.

  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the application of critical listening and practical audio engineering skills.

CIP Code: (30) 50.0903.00

General Education Requirements - Credits: (15)

Major Core Course Requirements - Credits: (36)

Concentration Requirements - Credits (9)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)

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.

Degree Works, 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 Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits: (15)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits: (16)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits: (14)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

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