Associate in Fine Arts in Music Degree (AFA) A10700 - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Associate in Fine Arts in Music Degree (AFA) A10700

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.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina Community College graduates of two-year associate in fine arts in music programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status. 

Community college graduates must maintain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. 


Program Requirements

Universal General Education Transfer Component

(All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit.)

A. English Composition (6 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3 fall

B. Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)

Select one course from the following disciplines:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
ART-114 - Art History Survey I 3 0 3 fall
ART-115 - Art History Survey II 3 0 3 spring
MUS-112 - Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Select two courses from two different disciplines.

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
HIS-111 - World Civilizations I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

D. Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer

E. Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-111 - General Biology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
CHM-151 - General Chemistry I 3 3 4 fall, summer

Additional General Education (3 SHC)

The following course is required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

A. Academic Transition (1 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer

B. Applied Music (4 SHC)

The following courses are required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MUS-161 - Applied Music I 1 2 2 fall
MUS-162 - Applied Music II 1 2 2 spring

C. Class Music (2 SHC)

The following courses are required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MUS-151 - Class Music I 0 2 1 fall
MUS-152 - Class Music II 0 2 1 spring

D. Ensemble (4 SHC)

The following courses are required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MUS-141 - Ensemble I 0 2 1 fall
MUS-142 - Ensemble II 0 2 1 spring
MUS-241 - Ensemble III 0 2 1 fall
MUS-242 - Ensemble IV 0 2 1 spring

F. Music Theory (8 SHC)

The following courses are required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MUS-121 - Music Theory I 3 0 3 spring
MUS-122 - Music Theory II 3 0 3 fall
MUS-125 - Aural Skills I 0 2 1 spring
MUS-126 - Aural Skills II 0 2 1 fall

G-Other Required Hours (16 SHC)

The following courses are required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MUS-111 - Fundamentals of Music 3 0 3 fall
MUS-114 - Introduction to World Music 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MUS-221 - Music Theory III 3 0 3 spring
MUS-225 - Aural Skills III 0 2 1 spring
MUS-251 - Class Music III 0 2 1 fall
MUS-252 - Class Music IV 0 2 1 spring
MUS-261 - Applied Music III 1 2 2 fall
MUS-262 - Applied Music IV 1 2 2 spring

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 60-61*

*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Fine Arts in Music program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

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