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This Associate in Fine Arts program is a focused, two-year study of music that includes music theory, ear training, sight singing, music history, the study of a specific instrument or voice, and ensemble participation. This degree is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a baccalaureate degree in music. It can be considered as the first two years of a four-year degree program in music. This program has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University-Mankato. This program contains core requirements in music and general education courses for possible transfer to other four year institutions as well.
Prospective students are expected to have, at minimum, a basic competency level of musicianship (voice or primary instrument) and a basic music reading ability. Students must consult with the music faculty before beginning the Associate in Fine Arts in Music program.
This model course sequence is designed for a fall semester start date. Students starting in a spring or summer semester should contact their academic advisor or counselor to develop a plan.
Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Piano Proficiency is required by transfer institutions for a Baccalaureate degree in Music. Class Piano for Music Majors (MUSC 1026) is recommended for students in MUSC 1061/MUSC 1071.
See additional program information on the Music webpage and develop your academic plan with your Music instructors, advisor, and/or counselor.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This degree program is intended primarily for transfer to a four-year institution. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you are encouraged to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals and develop a plan. An Articulation Agreement exists with Minnesota State University-Mankato. Students planning to transfer to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, should consult the U of M “Liberal Education” transfer guide for choices for the general education requirements in this AFA degree or you may want to complete Century’s entire 40 credit Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
Demonstrate, through concentrated study of a primary instrument (or voice), artistry, technical ability, improvisation skills, and knowledge of repertoire representative of that instrument/voice
Participate effectively as part of a performance ensemble
Demonstrate knowledge of music theory and notation
Demonstrate knowledge of music history in the Western art tradition
Demonstrate facility in ear training and sight-singing skills
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.