2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music A.F.A.

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Tennessee Transfer Pathways TBR Community Colleges to Tennessee Public Universities
Community College Area of Emphasis: Music A.F.A. Degree

General Education Requirements

Communication - 9 Credits

Humanities and/or Fine Arts - 3 Credits ***

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 Credits

History - 6 Credits

Natural Sciences - 8 Credits

Mathematics - 3 Credits

General Education Total - 35 Credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements

Area of Emphasis Total - 27 Credits

Total - 62 Credits


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.


* This course is part of the general education core.

** NSCC course is COMM 2045 - Public Speaking  3 Credits.

*** 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.

*** These lessons are listed in the catalog as “Applied” + the instrument for which student is taking the lesson and are numbered MUS 1201 through MUS 1224 for the first year of lessons and MUS 2201 through MUS 2224 for the second year of lessons. To fulfill the requirements for the A.F.A. in Music, students must complete eight credit hours of applied lessons and four credit hours of an ensemble appropriate to the applied area.



Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).



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