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Associate in Fine Arts (160)

Students planning to major in Music are encouraged to complete the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree in Music rather than the Associate in Arts (A.A.). To transfer as a junior, select courses from those recommended below while consulting with a Music department faculty member. Some schools also require competency in a foreign language. Transfer admission is competitive. You may need to demonstrate skill level through auditions and/or placement testing at the school to which you transfer.

The Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree. Baccalaureate degree programs in the fine arts are highly structured and require many sequential courses in the major field at the lower division. In order to take courses similar to those of freshman and sophomore students at a university, some general education courses are postponed to the junior and senior years. Even though the A.F.A. degree does not contain the entire IAI General Education Core Curriculum, students who transfer, having earned a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of college level coursework, have the option of completing the IAI GECC requirements or the receiving institution's lower-division general education requirements.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Click here for career information: Students contemplating careers as high school music teachers should meet with an academic advisor. Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Kris Murray, Assistant Professor of Humanities, 815/835-6258.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2019-20 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 64 credit hours.

Tuition $8,448.00 $21,632.00 $24,000.00
Fees $896.00 $896.00 $896.00
Course Fees * $53.00 * $53.00 * $53.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,397.00 $22,581.00 $24,949.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.