Catalog: PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog

Visual and Performing Arts, Art Specialization (AA)

Associate of Arts Degree
Code: 529-03
Transfer Program


Purpose: This degree prepares you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Program Information: This program prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria. This program also serves the needs of artists who wish to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge in the fine arts.

Transfer Information: PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

Graduation Requirements: Students entering all degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved WICs are specified with a “WI” section designation.

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Required Courses

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGrade
SDV 100 - College Success Skills Credits: 1
ENG 111 - College Composition I Credits: 3
ENG 112 - College Composition II Credits: 3
ART 101 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic Credits: 3
ART 102 - History of Art: Renaissance to Modern Credits: 3
ART ___ - Art Elective Credits: 3-4
ART ___ - Art Elective Credits: 3-4
ART 131 - Two-Dimensional Design Credits: 3
CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking or CST 110 - Introduction to Human Communication  Credits: 3
___ 101 - Foreign Language Elective Credits: 3-4
___ 102 - Foreign Language Elective Credits: 3-4
___ 201 - Foreign Language Elective Credits: 3
___ 202 - Foreign Language Elective Credits: 3
HIS ___ - History Elective Credits: 3
HIS ___ - History Elective Credits: 3
MTH ___ - Math Elective Credits: 3-5
___ ___ - Transfer Elective Credits: 3
___ ___ - Science w/Lab Elective Credits: 4
___ ___ - Science w/Lab Elective Credits: 4
___ ___ - Social Science Elective Credits: 3
___ ___ - Social Science Elective Credits: 3

Total minimum credits: 63

Foreign Language Elective: Students may test for advanced placement into the second year of some foreign languages. However, if a student places out of a level of foreign language, the student does not earn college credit for that particular level.

A list of courses that fulfills the requirements for History, Humanities, Mathematics, Science w/Laboratory and Social Science Electives can be found on the Transfer Course Electives page. Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia must take the two social science courses from different departments.

Art Electives: ART 121, 132, 138, 153, 154, 223, 231, 235, 236, 241, 242, 271. 

Humanities and Foreign Language Electives: Students are advised to complete course work designed to match their area of interest and transfer requirements. Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia must take three semester hours (3) of literature, religion, or philosophy in addition to their art courses. Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia or the College of William and Mary need to take a foreign language through the 202 level. 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.