Associate in Fine Arts in Music, AFA

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Program Intro

The Associate in Fine Arts in Music–A10700 degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Students will receive training in areas such as Music Theory, Music Performance, Piano, Voice, and Individualized Private Lessons.

Student Services assigns academic advisors. Students are encouraged to see their advisor to ensure completion of the college transfer degree program.

  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre

Refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System.

Curriculum Preview


  • ACA 122 – College Transfer Success
    This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience.
  • MUS 111 – Fundamentals of Music
    This course is an introductory course for students with little or no music background.


  • MUS 121 – Music Theory I
    This course provides an in-depth introduction to melody, rhythm, and harmony.
  • MUS 125 – Aural Skills
    This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of aural skills.


  • BIO 110 – Principles of Biology
    This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors.

Students are advised to take ENG or MAT that may have been missed due to any transitions or developmental course needs.


  • MUS 122 – Music Theory II
    This course is a continuation of studies begun in MUS 121.
  • SPA 111 – Elementary Spanish
    This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context.


  • MUS 112 – Introduction to Jazz
    This course introduces the origins and musical components of jazz and the contributions of its major artists.
  • MUS 271 – Music History I
    This course is the first of a two-semester, in-depth study of music history.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid

Who to Contact

For more information:
Jessica Cruz
Fine Arts Program Chair/Music Instructor

Waller (Building 024), Room 142
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 970
Fax: (252) 233-6889

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