Sep 17, 2021  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog

Visual and Performing Arts, Music Specialization (AA)

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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.  


First Year

Second Year

Total minimum credits: 61

1 Foreign Language Elective: Students who have satisfactorily completed two years of foreign language in high school may test for advanced placement into the second year of the foreign language.

2 Foreign Language or Elective: Students should complete up to eight semester hours of Applied Music, which can include chorus and ensemble. Foundation courses for music are MUS 136, MUS 141, MUS 137 and MUS 138 and applied music courses. Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia or the College of William and Mary need to take foreign langauge through the 202 level.  

Applied Music Electives:  MUS 136, 142, 145, 149, 165, 185, 236, 241, 242.  

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