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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

MUSIC  
Associate of Arts Degree AL, AN, LO


Purpose: The Associate of Arts degree curriculum in Music offers an emphasis in fine arts. The Associate of Arts degree curriculum may be used by students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation: An interview with the Music faculty may be required before beginning the program.

Special Curriculum Completion Requirements: Applied music students: Tuition fees are payable to the College. Studio charges are payable to applied music instructors. Applied proficiency requirements must be met in order for students to advance to the 200-level of applied music courses. Piano proficiency skills are required of all Music majors.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1___ 201 Foreign Language 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MUS Applied Music (Major) 2
MUS 111 Music Theory I 4
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
1___ 202 Foreign Language 3
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
MUS 112 Music Theory II 4
MUS Applied Music (Major) 2
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
2PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   17
3rd Semester
6___ ___    Social Science Electives 6
5___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
Total   14
4th Semester
5___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
6___ ___    Social Science Electives 6
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
Total   14
Total credits for the Music A.A.=60

1 Students completing the A.A. in Music must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201-202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201-202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101-102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101-102 foreign language may use those credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language upon the approval of the advising division dean.

2 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.

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

4 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

5 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

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