Associate in Fine Arts (Music)

The Associate in Fine Arts (Music) degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution where they will major in the area of performing or teaching fine arts. The program provides general education courses as well as those courses designed for the area of specialization.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

 

Contact
Kevin Ayesh
Phone (828) 694-1860
E-mail: kevina@blueridge.edu 

 

 

 


Curriculum: 

English Composition (6 semester hours required)

Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing/Research in the Disciplines

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 semester hours required. Select 6 semester credit hours, one course from each of the following groups)

Literature

American Literature I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
American Literature II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Major American Writers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
British Literature I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
British Literature II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Western World Literature II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
World Literature II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Humanities/Fine Arts 

Art Appreciation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Art History Survey I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Art History Survey II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Elementary ASL I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Theatre Appreciation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Literature of the Theatre

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Theatre History I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Theatre History II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Elementary French I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
French Lab 1

Credit Hours: 

1.00
History of Philosophy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Logic

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Ethics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
World Religions

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Old Testament

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to New Testament

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Religion in America

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Elementary Spanish I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish Lab 1

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 semester hours required. Select 9 semester credit hours from three of the following discipline areas. Note: History 111 or 112 is required.

Anthropology

General Anthropology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Economics

Survey of Economics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Principles of Microeconomics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Principles of Macroeconomics

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Geography

World Regional Geography

Credit Hours: 

3.00

History

World Civilizations I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
World Civilizations II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
American History I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
American History II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Political Science

American Government

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Psychology

General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Developmental Psych

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Abnormal Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Sociology of the Family

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social Problems

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Mathematics (Select one of the following courses)

Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Statistical Methods I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Pre-Calculus Algebra

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Sciences (4 semester hours required) 

General Biology I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introduction to Chemistry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Chemistry Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
General Chemistry I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
College Physics I

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Other Required Hours

College Transfer Success

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Required Music Courses (30 semester hours required)

Music Theory I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Music Theory II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Ensemble I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Ensemble II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Class Music I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Class Music II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Applied Music I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Applied Music II

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Music Theory III

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Music Theory IV

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Ensemble III

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Ensemble IV

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Applied Music III

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Applied Music IV

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Electives (5 semester hours required)

Music Appreciation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Class Music III

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Class Music IV

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Music Literature

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Music History I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Music History II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 64-65