East Central College is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music
ProgramsAssociate of Arts
The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is the institutional transfer degree. Each AA degree is comprised of the general education block (a minimum of 43 credit hours) coupled with elective options in the academic area of choice, totaling a minimum of 64 credit hours. Students completing the AA degree who transfer to a public baccalaureate institution in Missouri will enter the transfer institution at the junior level; all lower division general education coursework will be satisfied.
Information on the following AA degree options is provided at the links below.
Associate of Fine Arts
The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree is the institutional fine arts degree, with options in studio art. A specifically articulated degree with specific Missouri baccalaureate institutions, the AFA degree is comprised of a general education core tailored to students interested in study in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program and the necessary fine arts coursework to prepare students for that study, totaling a minimum of 64 credit hours. Students may choose from a variety of elective coursework appropriate for the specialized areas of studio art and music.