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Fine Arts - Music Option

Fine Arts - Music Option

Program Code: MUS.AFA
Associate in Fine Arts Degree

The Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) offers the first two years of concentrated study in studio courses for students planning to transfer to a visual arts, theatre, or music baccalaureate program. As a fine arts major, the student may choose to concentrate in either theater, art or music.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisites and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Communications (9 credits)

History Requirement

Take one of the two-course History sequences below.  Must take both courses in the chosen sequence.







Choose three credits from courses designated in the course descriptions as GE SS from the following: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.


Choose six credits in sequence of the same modern language from CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA, SPA. If students completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, the level of language will be determined by a placement test excluding SPA-242.


Choose three credits in humanities from courses designated as GE HUM from the following: African-American Studies, Art, Dance, English, History, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy, Speech, and Theatre.


Choose any math and/or science courses with the GE MST designation numbered 101 or above that when combined will total 6-8 credits.


Choose a minimum of three credits from courses designated as GE DIV. If the course is also designated as GE HUM, GE SS, or GE MST, it may also be used to satisfy an additional graduation requirement.


Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.



Additional music courses to total 3 credits

Total Credits 64 - 68

Contact Information

Contact Name: Annie Hogan, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2589
Contact Email:  ahogan@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web:https://www.middlesexcc.edu/vpma/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study Fine Arts?

Fine arts will provide a strong foundation in the creative field of choice as well as a well-rounded education with a generous range of liberal arts courses required by baccalaureate fine arts programs. Students create a body of work or enhance skills in a chosen field in ways that will assist them in being accepted into a competitive fine arts program at a four-year institution.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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