NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

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MUSIC
Associate in Arts Degree AL, AN, LO

Purpose: The Associate in Arts degree curriculum in Music offers an emphasis in fine arts. The Associate in 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.

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

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.

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.

For Fine Arts Emphasis

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

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201

Foreign Language

3

 

   MUS

 

Applied Music (Major)

2

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

1

 

   MUS

111

Music Theory I

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

___

202

Foreign Language

 

3

 

   MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts I

 

3

 

   MUS

 

Applied Music (Major)

 

2

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

 

1

 

   MUS

112

Music Theory II

 

4

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

17

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   MTH

152

Math for the Liberal Arts II

3

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

1

 

___

 

Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

___

 

Social Science Electives

6

 

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

 

1

 

___

 

Natural Science/Lab Elective

 

4

 

___

 

Social Science Electives

 

6

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

14

14

Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Music = 60.

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 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.

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 natural science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, or physics with a lab component.

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

 

       
 
       

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