Associate of Arts Degree
Purpose: The associate of arts in visual and performing arts degree program with specializations in art, music, and theatre/drama are designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program with a major in one of the following fields: art, music, or theatre and drama. This program will also serve the needs of artists who wish to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge in the fine arts.
Admission Requirement: Admission to the College. There are no additional admission requirements for this program.
The following high school units or equivalent are recommended: four units of English, two units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, one unit of history, and at least two units of a foreign language. Students with deficiencies in reading, writing or math will be required to take developmental studies.
Program Requirements: This curriculum consists of courses in the humanities (including a foreign language), natural sciences, and social sciences that are usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate fine arts curriculum. The student is urged to become familiar with the requirements of the major department in the institution to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the dean of the Division of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and the respective faculty in art, music, theatre, drama, and dance in planning the program and selecting electives. The student is also urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year institution to which transfer is planned to determine the proper mathematics courses to be taken at PVCC. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of arts in visual and performing arts degree with specialization in art, music, theatre and drama or dance.
Graduation Requirement: Students must take one Writing Intensvie Course (WIC) to graduate. Students must also take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.