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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

FINE ARTS  
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 academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation:  Satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
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
1___ Social Science Elective 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   18
2nd Semester
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
ART 122 Drawing II 4
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
1___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
ART 221 Drawing III or 3-4
  ART  253  Design III  
  PHT  101  Photography I  
4___ Art Studio or General Elective 3
___ Art Studio or General Elective 3
5___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
Total   15-16
4th Semester
ART 222 Drawing IV or 3-4
  ART  254  Design IV or  
  PHT  102  Photography II  
4___ Art Studio or General Elective 4
CST 110 Intro. to Communication 3
5___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
3PED/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 The humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.