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Transfer to Catawba College with an AFA Degree in Music

Catawba College has an articulation agreement with all North Carolina community colleges which offer an AFA in Music programs. This allows for a seamless transition of students from community college to Music programs at Catawba College. 

Participating North Carolina Community Colleges 

(as of July 1,2019)

The following community colleges have approval to offer the Associate in Fine Arts in Music (A10700) degree:

Alamance Community College

Blue Ridge Community College

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Cape Fear Community College

Catawba Valley Community College

Central Carolina Community College

Central Piedmont Community College

Coastal Carolina Community College

Craven Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Guilford Technical Community College

Isothermal Community College

Lenoir Community College

Mitchell Community College

Montgomery Community College

Pitt Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Sandhills Community College 

For the most current list of community colleges approved to offer the Associate in Fine Arts in Music (A10700), please visit the NC Community College System Catalog.


requirements

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AFA in Music to Bachelor of Music, an applicant must earn an AFA in Music degree in a North Carolina Community College with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in all transfer courses. An applicant must meet Catawba College Admissions requirements

The student’s program of study must meet the criteria set forth in the AFA in Music curriculum standard as defined below:

Associate in Fine Arts in Music (A10700) Curriculum Standard

The Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60-61 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT (22-23)

All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit. 


English Composition (6 SHC)
The following two English composition courses are required.

ENG 111   

Writing and Inquiry

(3 SHC)

ENG 112

Writing/Research in the Disciplines    

(3 SHC)

 


Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)
Select one course from the following disciplines.

ART 111    

Art Appreciation

(3 SHC)

ART 114

Art History Survey I

(3 SHC)

ART 115

Art History Survey II

(3 SHC)

COM 231

Public Speaking

(3 SHC)

ENG 231

American Literature I

(3 SHC)

ENG 232

American Literature II    

(3 SHC)

ENG 241

British Literature I

(3 SHC)

ENG 242

British Literature II

(3 SHC)

MUS 110

Music Appreciation

(3 SHC)

MUS 112

Introduction to Jazz

(3 SHC)

PHI 215

Philosophical Issues

(3 SHC)

PHI 240

Introduction to Ethics

(3 SHC)

 


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)
Select two courses from two different disciplines.

ECO 251

ECO 252    

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics     

(3 SHC)

(3 SHC)

HIS 111

World Civilizations I

(3 SHC)

HIS 112

World Civilizations II

(3 SHC)

HIS 131

American History I

(3 SHC)

HIS 132

American History II

(3 SHC)

POL 120

American Government

(3 SHC)

PSY 150

General Psychology

(3 SHC)

SOC 210

Introduction to Sociology

(3 SHC)



Math (3-4 SHC)
Select one course from the following:

MAT 143    

Quantitative Literacy

(3 SHC)

MAT 171

Pre-calculus Algebra     

(4 SHC)

 

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)
Select 4 SHC from the following:

AST 111    

Descriptive Astronomy and

(3 SHC)

 

AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab    

(1 SHC)

AST 151

General Astronomy I and

(3 SHC)

 

AST 151A General Astronomy I Lab

(1 SHC)

BIO 110

Principles of Biology

(4 SHC)

BIO 111

General Biology I

(4 SHC)

CHM 151

General Chemistry I

(4 SHC)

GEL 111

Geology

(4 SHC)

PHY 110

Conceptual Physics and

(3 SHC)

 

PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab

(1 SHC)

 


ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS (3 SHC): 

Select one course from the following discipline areas: All courses listed below are classified as UGETC with the exception of foreign language

ART 111    

Art Appreciation

(3 SHC)

ART 114

Art History Survey I

(3 SHC)

ART 115

Art History Survey II

(3 SHC)

COM 231

Public Speaking

(3 SHC)

ENG 231

American Literature I

(3 SHC)

ENG 232

American Literature II    

(3 SHC)

ENG 241

British Literature I

(3 SHC)

ENG 242

British Literature II

(3 SHC)

MUS 110

Music Appreciation

(3 SHC)

MUS 112

Introduction to Jazz

(3 SHC)

PHI 215

Philosophical Issues

(3 SHC)

PHI 240

Introduction to Ethics

(3 SHC)

 


OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (16 SHC):

Academic Transition (1 SHC):
The following course is required:

ACA 122    

College Transfer Success    

(1 SHC)

 


Music Theory (8 SHC):

MUS 121    

Music Theory I

(3 SHC)

MUS 122

Music Theory II     

(3 SHC)

MUS 125

Aural Skills I

(1 SHC)

MUS 126

Aural Skills II

(1 SHC)

 


Applied Music (4 SHC):

MUS 161    

Applied Music I

(2 SHC)

MUS 162    

Applied Music II    

(2 SHC)

 


Class Music (2 SHC):

MUS 151    

Class Music I

(1 SHC)

MUS 152    

Class Music II    

(1 SHC)

 


Ensemble (2-4 SHC):

MUS 131

Chorus

(1 SHC)

MUS 132

Chorus II

(1 SHC)

MUS 231

Chorus III

(1 SHC)

MUS 232

Chorus IV

(1 SHC)

MUS 133

Band I

(1 SHC)

MUS 134

Band II

(1 SHC)

MUS 233

Band III

(1 SHC)

MUS 234

Band IV

(1 SHC)

MUS 135

Jazz Ensemble I

(1 SHC)

MUS 136

Jazz Ensemble II

(1 SHC)

MUS 235

Jazz Ensemble III

(1 SHC)

MUS 236

Jazz Ensemble IV

(1 SHC)

MUS 137

Orchestra I

(1 SHC)

MUS 138

Orchestra II

(1 SHC)

MUS 237

Orchestra III

(1 SHC)

MUS 238

Orchestra IV

(1 SHC)

MUS 173

Opera Production I

(1 SHC)

MUS 174

Opera Production II

(1 SHC)

MUS 273    

Opera Production III    

(1 SHC)

MUS 274

Opera Production IV    

(1 SHC)

MUS 141

Ensemble I

(1 SHC)

MUS 142

Ensemble II

(1 SHC)

MUS 241

Ensemble III

(1 SHC)

MUS 242

Ensemble IV

(1 SHC)

MUS 181

Show Choir

(4 SHC)

MUS 253

Big Band

(1 SHC)

 


An Additional 15-19 SHC (depending on selection of math and ensemble courses) of courses should be selected from the courses classified as pre-major, elective, general education, or UGETC within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement to total 60-61 semester hour credits. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer institution.


 

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60-61*

*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Fine Arts in Music program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.


Effective:  Fall 2018