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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Music, Associate of Fine Arts

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Program Code: 560

The Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree with a major in Music is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills to make them competitive for admission and transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Music. As part of the curriculum, students will study and receive training in performance on a major instrument or voice, and take courses that cover topics such as musicianship skills and analysis, music composition and improvisation, and music history and repertory.

Entering students should possess a basic understanding of reading sheet music notation, as determined in Music Theory I through a content review examination. Students who do not pass will be advised to enroll in MUS 8 - Fundamentals of Music , for one semester, before enrolling in MUS 111 - Music Theory I .

Students who pursue the Music major must successfully complete a number of performances to meet program learning objectives. During the second semester of the first year, students will perform two musical selections of contrasting style (applied instruction jury). In the second year as students near graduation, they must successfully perform in a recital (capstone recital). Applied Music courses will require additional fees/studio charges. Additional information about the program is available online at tcc.edu (search keyword “Music”).

Courses required for the Music major are available on the Norfolk Campus.

Semester 1

Semester Total: 16

Semester 2

Semester Total: 16

Semester 3

Semester Total: 15

Semester 4

Semester Total: 16

Program Total Minimum Credits: 63

Program Footnotes:

1 Eligible courses are listed under General Education Core Requirements . Students should consult with an academic advisor or counselor to choose the appropriate course(s).

2 Music Theory students are expected to have a basic understanding of reading sheet music notation. Students will take a content review exam during the first week of classes in MUS 111 . Contact the Music Department for details.

3 Approved Music Ensemble must be taken from the following:

4 Applied Instruction on Major Instrument Electives must be taken from the following:

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