Spring at Vol State: A New Music Degree, Commercial Music Classes and Android Development
Submitted on December 10, 2012 at 9:16 AM
An expansion of the music program and a focus on mobile technology are just two of the new offerings at Volunteer State Community College this coming spring semester. Registration is open now and classes start on January 17.
The new Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Music degree is part of the Tennessee Transfer Pathways program. That means it provides a clear path for music students who want to eventually transfer to a four-year college or university. It's streamlined to prepare students for university work and ensures that students receive credit towards their bachelor's degree. It also sets out exactly what classes a student needs to take, in order to transfer to a college or university in the program.
"The AFA degree is a continuation of the expansion of music offerings at the college," said Visual and Performing Arts Chair, James Story. "We want to keep providing students with more choices in the arts."
The commercial music program expands with two new evening class offerings this spring. The Music Publishing Seminar will teach students the basics of the music publishing business, with a Nashville publishing professional. Advanced Songwriting II features a professional songwriter working with students to develop lyric and composition skills.
Students in INFS 111, Introduction to Programming Logic Using Mobile Applications, will participate in developing an app for Android phones. Students will learn the foundation of computer programming while designing, developing, and deploying mobile applications that incorporate multimedia, GPS and other current technologies. You don't need an Android phone or tablet to take the course, since everything can be done using a simulator. There is a Prerequisite of INFS 1010 or the permission of the instructor. Contact Dan Arena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vol State offers day, evening and Saturday classes and in a variety of formats including online courses and hybrid courses, which combine traditional classroom meetings with online coursework. New students must apply to the College first. The application and registration process can be completed online or in person. To view the spring schedule of classes visit www.volstate.edu/schedule. Call 615-230-3688 for more information on how to get started.
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