Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Music

The Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 – 61 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use. For more information see our Music Program page.

General Education Core (25 – 26 SHC) SHC = Semester Hours Credit The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics and English composition.

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) (22 – 23 SHC)*

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Music (A10700)
Course Requirements for Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Music

Curriculum Code: A10700

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)

Communications & Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)

One course from the following discipline area is required.
ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
ART 114 Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
COM 231 Public Speaking (3 SHC)
ENG 231 American Literature I (3 SHC)
ENG 232 American Literature II (3 SHC)
ENG 241 British Literature I (3 SHC)
ENG 242 British Literature (3 SHC)
MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz (3 SHC)
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
One course must be a history course.
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics (3 SHC)
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
HIS 111 World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
HIS 112 World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
HIS 131 American History I (3 SHC)
HIS 132 American History II (3 SHC)
POL 120 American Government (3 SHC)
PSY 150 General Psychology (3 SHC)
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

Mathematics (3 – 4 SHC)

One course is required.
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

One course must be selected from the following.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
GEL 111 Geology (4 SHC)
PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab (4 SHC)

Additional General Education (3 SHC)

One course must be selected from the following.
ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
ART 114 Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
COM 231 Public Speaking (3 SHC)
ENG 231 American Literature I (3 SHC)
ENG 232 American Literature II (3 SHC)
ENG 241 British Literature I (3 SHC)
ENG 242 British Literature II (3 SHC)
MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz (3 SHC)
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)

Other Required Hours (34 – 36 SHC)

Academic Transition: The following course is required (1 SHC):
ACA 122 College Transfer Success (1 SHC)
MUSIC THEORY: THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE REQUIRED (8 SHC):
MUS 121 Music Theory I (3 SHC)
MUS 122 Music Theory II (3 SHC)
MUS 125 Aural Skills I (1 SHC)
MUS 126 Aural Skills II (1 SHC)
APPLIED MUSIC: THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE REQUIRED (4 SHC):
MUS 161 Applied Music I (2 SHC)
MUS 162 Applied Music II (2 SHC)
Class Music: The following courses are required (2 SHC):
MUS 151 Class Music I (1 SHC)
MUS 152 Class Music II (1 SHC)
Ensemble: Two to four courses (1 SHC each) must be selected from the following: (2 – 4 SHC)
MUS 131 Chorus
MUS 132 Chorus II
MUS 133 Band I
MUS 134 Band II
MUS 135 Jazz Ensemble I
MUS 136 Jazz Ensemble II
MUS 141 Ensemble I
MUS 142 Ensemble II
MUS 231 Chorus III
MUS 232 Chorus IV
MUS 233 Band III
MUS 234 Band IV
MUS 235 Jazz Ensemble III
MUS 137 Orchestra I
MUS 138 Orchestra II
MUS 237 Orchestra III
MUS 238 Orchestra IV
MUS 236 Jazz Ensemble IV
MUS 241 Ensemble III
MUS 242 Ensemble IV
ADDITIONAL 15 – 19 SHC: STUDENTS SHOULD SELECT THESE COURSES BASED ON THEIR INTENDED MAJOR AND TRANSFER INSTITUTION. THE FOLLOWING COURSES OR OTHER MUSIC COURSES CLASSIFIED AS UGETC, ELECTIVE OR GENERAL EDUCATION ARE RECOMMENDED.
MUS 221 Music Theory III (3 SHC)
MUS 222 Music Theory IV (3 SHC)
MUS 260 Intro to Music Education (2 SHC)
MUS 261 Applied Music III (2 SHC)
MUS 262 Applied Music IV (2 SHC)

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60 – 61

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

*All Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses will transfer for equivalency credit to each of the sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.