Students who intend to major in music performance for the baccalaureate degree may choose to complete the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree in music instead of the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or the Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree. Completion of the A.F.A. degree, however, does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum . Therefore, students may also choose to complete a dual degree program, Associate in Arts (A.A.) / Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) with a concentration in Music Performance. Please consult with a music department advisor to determine the degree path that is best for you.
Since transfer admission is competitive, completion of one of the above referenced degree options does not guarantee acceptance into either a baccalaureate or upper level music program. Students may be required to demonstrate skill level through auditions and placement testing at the institution to which they transfer.
General Education Requirements: 28 Credit Hours
Communications Requirement (9 Credit Hours)
Three courses must be selected from the general education core list: a two-course sequence in writing (with grade of “C” or better) and one course in oral communications.
Mathematics (3-4 Credit Hours)
One course must be selected from the Mathematics general education core list.
Physical & Life Sciences (7 Credit Hours)
Two science courses must be selected with at least one course being a lab science course. In addition, one course must be selected from the life science group and one course must be selected from the physical science group. Consult the general education core list.
Humanities & Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)
One course must be selected from the Humanities Non-Western Culture general education core list