NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
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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 Universitys 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
   MUS111Music Theory I4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
___Social Science Elective3
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
   MUSApplied Music (major) 2
MUSApplied Music (minor) 1
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
   MUS112Music Theory II 4
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1618

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ___General Elective3
   MUSApplied Music (major)2
MUSApplied Music (minor)1
   MUS211Advanced Music Theory I4
   MUS221History of Music I3
___Humanities/Fine Arts 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, 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 The humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the list on page 38. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

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