PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

MUSIC
Associate in Applied Arts Degree AL, AN, LO

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   MUS

 

Applied Music (major)

2

 

MUS

 

Applied Music (minor)

1

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

1

 

   MUS

111

Music Theory I

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

   MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts I

 

3

 

   MUS

 

Applied Music (major)

 

2

 

MUS

 

Applied Music (minor)

 

1

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

 

1

 

   MUS

112

Music Theory II

 

4

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

16

18

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ___

 

General Elective

3

 

   MUS

 

Applied Music (major)

2

 

MUS

 

Applied Music (minor)

1

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

1

 

   MUS

211

Advanced Music Theory I

4

 

   MUS

221

History of Music I

3

 

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

   MUS

 

Applied Music (major)

 

2

 

MUS

 

Applied Music (minor)

 

1

 

   MUS

 

Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble

 

1

 

   MUS

212

Advanced Music Theory II

 

4

 

   MUS

222

History of Music II

 

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

14

17

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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