2 years
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About this course

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree with a concentration in Music is designed to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs for students who wish to complete a Bachelor in Fines Arts (BFA) degree in Music, a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree, or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Music.

The curriculum provides General Education courses required of liberal arts students and music specialization courses required by four-year institutions. The purpose of the AFA degree is to provide the first two years of preparation for those students interested in careers in applied music. The AFA degree is not part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and is not uniformly transferable to all 16 state universities and colleges in the North Carolina University System. The degree focuses on continued training in Music to enhance performance skills of students seeking competitive admission to bachelor’s degree programs.

Upon transfer, students will still be required to meet the General Education Core requirements of the receiving college or university as well as foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements of the receiving college or university.

The AFA in Music is also appropriate for students who want additional training in music for their present career, without the need to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

Entry Requirements

  • Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have a recognized equivalency.