A.F.A Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Comm. or other approved speech/communication course 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in literature) 3 hours*
  MUS 1030 Music Appreciation 3 hours**  
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
Mathematics 3 hours
General Education Total 35 hours*

  Music Theory I 3 hours  
  Music Theory II 3 hours  

Music Theory III

3 hours  
  Ear Training I 1 hour  
  Ear Training II 1 hour  

Ear Training III

1 hour  
  Lessons 8 hours  
  Ensembles (Appropriate to Applied Area) 4 hours  
  Piano I 1 hour  
  Piano II 1 hour  
Area of Emphasis Total 26 hours
Music Total 61 hours
Additional Information:
  • *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.
  • 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.


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