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Associate in Applied Arts Degree AL, AN, LO  

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Purpose: The Associate in Applied Arts degree curriculum is designed for students who seek employment in the performing arts field. The degree offers a major in Music and a specialization in Jazz/Popular Music. Each program has a common first year.

Transfer Information: The A.A.A. degree may also be accepted for transfer by some senior colleges and universities. NVCC has a formal articulation agreement for the A.A.A. degree in Music to transfer into George Mason University's Bachelor of Music degree with Education and Performance concentrations. See the current NVCC/GMU Bachelor of Music transfer sheet for more information. Students wishing to use the degree for transfer to other four-year institutions should consult with a counselor or faculty advisor regarding the transfer requirements of the institution of their choice.

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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   MUSApplied Music (major)2
MUSApplied Music (minor)1
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble1
   MUS111Music Theory I4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
___Social Science Elective3
   STDElective1
 
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I or 
   MTH120 Introduction to Mathematics 3
   MUSApplied Music (major) 2
MUSApplied Music (minor) 1
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
   MUS112Music Theory II 4
PED/RPK 1
___ Social 3

Total Credits/Semester1618

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ___General Elective3
   MUSApplied Music (major)2
MUSApplied Music (minor)1
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble1
   MUS211Advanced Music Theory I4
   MUS221History of Music I3
 
___Humanities Elective 3
   MUSApplied Music (major) 2
MUSApplied Music (minor) 1
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
   MUS212Advanced Music Theory II 4
   MUS222History of Music II 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1417

Total credits for the A.A.A. Degree in Music = 65.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 Class instruction such as Class Voice or Class Piano may be substituted.

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 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

4 200-level literature or humanities course (art, humanities, music, philosophy, religion, speech and drama or foreign languages).


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