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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Associate in Fine Arts (Music Performance) - MUSC/PERF.AFA

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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 (9 Credit Hours)

Three courses total: two courses in writing (with grade of “C” or better) and one course in oral communications.  See general education core list.

Mathematics (3-4 Credit Hours)

One course total: choose one course from the Mathematics general education core list. 

Physical & Life Sciences (7 Credit Hours)

Two courses total: one from the life sciences group and one from the physical sciences group. In addition, at least one of the courses must be a lab course. See the general education core list.

Humanities & Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)

Two courses total:

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

One course total: one course from the Social & Behavioral Sciences general education core list.

Major Core Course Requirement: 32 Credit Hours

Music Theory and Aural Skills (16 Credit Hours)

Keyboard Skills (4 Credit Hours)

Performing Ensemble Options (4 Credit Hours)

 Choose four courses:

Applied Instruction (8 Credit Hours)

Students must successfully complete course four times on their major instrument for a total of at least eight credit hours.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of the degree at Lewis and Clark Community College.

Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirement

2.00 minimum GPA at L&C

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours

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