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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

FINE ARTS  
Associate of Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO


Purpose: 

The Associate of Arts degree with a major in Fine Arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program in a profession—al school or to a college or university baccalaureate degree program in Fine Arts.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the academic advisor 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.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I 3
ART 121 Drawing I or 4
  ART  131  Fundamentals of Design I  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ 201 Foreign Language 3
2___ Social Science Elective 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
ART 122 Drawing II or 4
  ART  132  Fundamentals of Design II  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1___ 202 Foreign Language 3
2___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
2___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   14
4th Semester
ART ___ Elective or 3
  General Elective  
MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
2___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   13
Total credits for the Fine Arts A.A.=60

1 Students completing the A.A. in Fine Arts 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 upon the approval of the advising division dean.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

5 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.