2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Music, AFA

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PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in music with a performance concentration. This degree is offered at the Midlothian Campus. 

CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Fine Art (AFA) degree is a major in an area such as theatre, music, and visual arts that takes two years for full-time students to complete. The AFA degree is for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Analyze a musical composition in terms of musical terminology, chord structure, and rhythm.
  2. Write a musical composition demonstrating an understanding of the elements of musical theory.
  3. Perform in an ensemble setting.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in playing piano at a sophomore level.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of music history appropriate to the sophomore level.

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 62-64


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

General education and major degree requirements will vary by institution and by program. Students must meet with their academic advisor to determine the best choices for transfer. Note that some course options have prerequisites.

Some four-year programs require a foreign language. See advisor to determine best options for transfer. Note that some options have prerequisites.

Voice majors are generally required to take French, German, or Italian. JTCC offers FRE courses online and on campus whereas GER courses are offered online only through Northern Virginia Community College. Italian is not currently being offered. Students transferring to programs that require a foreign language should enroll in the highest-level foreign language course for which they are prepared. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into 102. See advisor to determine best options for transfer.

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