Mar 24, 2023  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual and Performing Arts, Music Specialization (AA)

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Associate of Arts Degree
Code: 529-01
Transfer Program

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. 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.

Graduation Requirements: 1. 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 Writing Intensive Courses are specified with a “WI” section designation. 2. Beginning in Fall 2020, students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement course to graduate.

Total minimum credits: 61

A list of courses that fulfills the requirements for Humanities, Mathematics, Science w/Laboratory and Social Science Electives can be found on the Transfer Course Electives  page. To meet the humanities elective requirement for this program, no more than one introductory foreign language course (101 or 102 level) may be used.

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.

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 137  MUS 138  MUS 141  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 language through the 202 level.  

Applied Music ElectivesMUS 136  MUS 145  MUS 149  MUS 165  MUS 236 .

Music Ensemble Electives: MUS 137  MUS 138  MUS 149  MUS 237  MUS 238  

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