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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Arts degree with a major in Fine Arts is designed for students who seek employment in the applied arts field.

Transfer Information:  Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.A. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their faculty advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation:  Satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I 3
ART 121 Drawing I 4
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   18
2nd Semester
1___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4
ART 122 Drawing II 4
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   18
3rd Semester
  ___    General Elective  
5___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4___ Art Studio or 6
ART 221 Drawing III or ART 253 Design III or PHT 101 Photography I 3-4
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
Total   15-16
4th Semester
4___ ___    Art Studio or General Elective 4
5___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ART 222 Drawing IV or ART 254 Design IV or PHT 102 Photography II 3-4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
3PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   14-15
Total credits for the Fine Arts A.A.A.=65-67

1 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 Recommended studio electives: painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, computer graphics, advanced drawing and/or fine arts photography.

5 he humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.