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Music A.F.A.

Department: Music

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) is a transfer degree which prepares SCC students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with concentrations in musical fine arts at either a four-year college, university, or music school or conservatory. The degree provides experience in different musical areas to prepare students for a career in a creative musical arts profession.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (22 credits)
Communication ENG 101*** English Composition 1 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SPE 101 or Oral Communications or 3
SPE 102 or Public Speaking or
SPE 110 Interpersonal Communications
Math MAT 155*** Contemporary College Math (or higher) 4
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 or
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO or Any Biology Course or 3
Any CHM or Any Chemistry Course or
Any PHY Any Physical Course
Computer Literacy CPT 103/BTC 103 or  Microsoft Applications or  3
CPT 115 Intro to Data Processing
Music Core Course Requirements (38 credits)
MUS 231 Music History I 3
MUS 232 Music History II 3
MUS 021 (all 4 semesters) Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 131/132/281/282 Music Theory 1, II, II, IV 12
MUS 133/134/283/284 Ear Training and Sight Singing 1, II, III, IV 4
MUS 119/120/219/220 Piano Proficiency 1, II, III, IV 4
Large Ensemble
Choose 1 group from the following:
MUS 115/116/117/118 Chamber Choir 1, II, III, IV 4
MUS 105/106/107/108 SCC Singers 1, II, III, IV
MUS 175/176/177/178 Concert Band 1, II, III, IV
MUS 185/186/187/188 Orchestra 1, II, III, IV
(2 credits each semester in primary instrument) Private Lessons 
Choose from the following: MVV Applied Voice 8
MVK Applied Piano or Organ
MVG Applied Guitar, Bass Guitar, or Jazz Guitar
MVP Applied Percussion
MVS Applied Strings
MVW Applied Woodwinds
MVB Applied Brass
Music Elective Requirements (6 credits)
Choose 6 credits total MUS 225 Elements of Conducting 3
MUS 286 Teaching Methods: Brass 2
MUS 287 Teaching Methods: Strings 2
MUS 288 Teaching Methods: Percussion 2
MUS 285 Teaching Methods: Woodwinds 2
MUS 141, 142, 143, 144 Show Choir I, II, III, IV 1
MUS 164, 264 Jazz Improvisation I, II 2
MUS 229, 230 History of American Musical Theatre I, II 3
MUS 162 English/Italian Diction 1
MUS 163 French/German Diction 1
MUS 145, 146, 147, 148 Jazz Band I, II, III, IV 1
MUS 165, 166, 167 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble I, II, III 1
MUS 195, 196, 197, 198 Wind Ensemble I, II, III, IV 1
MUS 234 Jazz History 3
MUS 210 Music Typography 2
MUS 259, 260 Musical Theatre Workshop I, II 1
MUS 295 Opera Theater Workshop 1-3
MUS 250, 251 Music Audio Production I, II 3
MUS 299 Sophomore Recital 0
Total Required Hours: 66

***The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in Math or English courses. If a student places into lower-level courses than are required for his/her degree, then the student needs to first enroll in such courses before enrolling in the required courses.

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
First Semester (17 credits)
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 131 Music Theory I 3
MUS 133 Ear Training and Sight Singing I 1
MUS 119 Piano Proficiency I 1
Applied Music (private lessons) 2
Music Elective 2
Large Ensemble 1
ENG 101 *** English Composition I 3
HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 or
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or  American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
Second Semester (16 credits)
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 132 Music Theory II 3
MUS 134 Ear Training and Sight Singing II 1
MUS 120 Piano Proficiency II 1
Applied Music (private lessons) 2
Music Elective 2
Large Ensemble 1
SPE 101 or  Oral Communications or 3
SPE 102 or Public Speaking or
SPE 110 Interpersonal Communication
CPT/BTC 103 or Microsoft Applications or 3
CPT 115 Intro to Data Processing
Third Semester (15 credits)
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 281 Music Theory III 3
MUS 283 Ear Training Sight Singing III 1
MUS 219 Piano Proficiency III 1
Applied Music (private lessons) 2
MUS 231 Music History I 3
Large Ensemble 1
Music Elective 2
Any BIO,CHM or PHY Natural Science 3
Fourth Semester (18 credits)
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 282 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 284 Ear Training and Sight Singing IV 1
MUS 220 Piano Proficiency IV 1
Applied Music (private lessons) 2
MUS 232 Music History II 3
Large Ensemble 1
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 155*** Contemporary College Math (or higher) 4
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 66 credits

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