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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Music: Associate in Fine Arts Degree


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Schoolcraft program code # AFA.00402

Schoolcraft’s Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed for students who intend to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in any fine arts field. It allows the student to establish a strong academic foundation in arts and complete courses to fulfill general education requirements-all before transferring to a Bachelor’s degree program at another college or university. The AFA allows students to focus on a particular discipline within the fine arts, including both music performance as well as music history/culture. Students interested in other areas of fine arts could substitute courses in art, creative writing, literature, theater, or humanities. See the degree requirements or talk to an academic advisor for details.

All courses must be completed with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses


First Year


Fall Semester


  • English Communication  - Select first General Education English Communication course Credits: 3 *
  • Mathematics  - Select General Education Mathematics course Credits: 4 *
  • Humanities  - Select first General Education Humanities course Credits: 3 *
  • Major Area of Study - Select liberal arts courses from ART, HUM, MUSIC, THEA, and ENG (Creative Writing or Literature courses only).* See list below for recommended music courses.

​For recommended courses in other areas of the fine arts, see the degree requirements or talk with an academic advisor.

Total Credits: 13

Winter Semester


  • English Communication  - Select second General Education English Communication course Credits: 3 *
  • Social Science  - Select first General Education Social Science course Credits: 3 *
  • Humanities  - Select second General Education Humanities course Credits: 1 *
  • Major Area of Study - Select liberal arts courses from ART, HUM, MUSIC, THEA, and ENG (Creative Writing or Literature courses only).* See list below for recommended music courses.

For recommended courses in other areas of the fine arts, see the degree requirements or talk with an academic advisor.

Total Credits: 13

Spring/Summer Session


  • Science  - Select first General Education Science course Credits: 3
  • Social Science  - Select second General Education Social Science course Credits: 3
Total Credits: 6

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • Science  - Select second General Education Science course Credits: 4
  • Major Area of Study - Select liberal arts courses from ART, HUM, MUSIC, THEA, and ENG (Creative Writing or Literature courses only).* See list below for recommended music courses. Credits: 6

For recommended courses in other areas of the fine arts, see the degree requirements or talk with an academic advisor.

  • Electives - Select liberal arts or occupational courses that satisfy transfer and academic goals. Credits: 3 *
Total Credits: 13

Winter Semester


  • Major Area of Study - Select liberal arts courses from ART, HUM, MUSIC, THEA, and ENG (Creative Writing or Literature courses only).* See list below for recommended music courses. Credits: 3

​​For recommended courses in other areas of the fine arts, see the degree requirements or talk with an academic advisor.

  • Electives - Select liberal arts or occupational courses that satisfy transfer and academic goals. Credits: 12 *
Total Credits: 15

Recommended Courses - Music History/Culture Track:


Recommended Courses - Music Performance Track:


Program Total: 60 Credits


*Please check Schoolcraft General Education and transfer institution program requirements to determine course options.

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