Prepare to pursue a Music degree

If your A.A. degree is the first step in moving on to a bachelor's level Music Program, you want to plan carefully now. The transfer GPS plans in this area prepare students to pursue a four-year degree in Music at a Florida public university or Florida College System (FCS) institution that offers a Music B.A., B.M. or B.M.E. degree. Students are encouraged to complete the recommended transfer GPS that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Our music-focused plans take into account whether you are a full-time student or part-time student. If you will take developmental education (Dev Ed) courses, your plan may also change. EFSC music programs include choral, instrumental and music/theory composition.

A Music degree can be part of the academic preparation for many rewarding careers, including, but not limited to, teaching, performing, conducting, composing, arranging, being an audiologist, publishing, editing, instrumental repair, music therapy, music critic, music librarian, arts management, church music director, disk jockey, recording mixer, journalist, music attorney, promoter, public relations specialist, lyricist, recording technician, agent or concert hall manager.

The courses listed in the Music plans are common prerequisites which are required for a Music major at the university level. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at The courses listed in the transfer GPS were selected to meet specific course requirements as either general education requirements or electives within Eastern Florida State College's A.A. degree program.

Remember that each transfer GPS is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor or check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.