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Degree Requirements
Major Code: AFA3
Associate in Fine Arts
Music Performance

The following sections list program requirements to achieve an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) transfer degree with an emphasis in music performance at Waubonsee. This degree is designed to provide students a smooth transition to a four-year baccalaureate music degree program. Music majors may be required to demonstrate skill level through audition and placement testing at the transfer institution.
  1. College Requirements
    1. Semester Hours
    2. A total of 63 semester hours as specified in the following sections.
    3. Grade Points
    4. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in all course work taken, regular student status and in good standing.
    5. Academic Residency
    6. Meet the college's academic residency requirement: a minimum of 15 semester hours in courses must have been achieved at Waubonsee, excluding CLEP and proficiency credits.
  2. General Education Requirements28

    Waubonsee's requirements conform to IAI General Education Core Curriculum guidelines.

    1. Communications9
    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences3
    3. Select courses from the following list. Courses in bold identify Non-Western and Diversity options: N indicates non-Western; D indicates diversity.

    4. Physical and Life Sciences7
    5. Select at least one course from Physical Sciences, and one course from Life Sciences. Select at least one lab course. (L indicates lab course.)

    6. Mathematics3
    7. Humanities6
    8. Select two courses from the following list. Courses in bold identify Non-Western and Diversity options: N indicates non-Western; D indicates diversity.

  3. Additional College Requirements
    1. Non-Western and Diversity
    2. One course satisfying degree requirements must have a non-Western or diversity emphasis. These courses are highlighted in bold in the General Education Requirements Social and Behavioral Sciences (item II.B.) and Humanities and Fine Arts (item II.E.). This is not an additional credit hour requirement.

  4. Area of Concentration / Elective Requirements35
    1. Required core music courses23
    2. Elective music courses12
    3. Select 8 semester hours from the applied music courses and 4 semester hours from the performing ensemble courses.

* IAI General Education requires a grade of C or better in these courses.

** No more than two history courses can be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Note: Music majors may be required to demonstrate skill level through audition and placement testing at the transfer institution.