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2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music: Jazz/Popular Music Specialization, A.A.A.

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CIP Code: 50.0999
NOVA Code: 5591

Offered through AL, AN, LO

Purpose: This program is designed for students who seek employment performing jazz and popular music.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.A. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

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

Special Curriculum Completion Requirements: Applied music students: Tuition and studio fees are payable to the College. 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.

Two Years

1st Semester

Total 16 credits

2nd Semester

Total 18 credits

3rd Semester

Total 15 credits

4th Semester

Total 16 credits

Total credits for the A.A.A. Degree in Music with a Specialization in Jazz/Popular Music: 65 credits

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 activities course. PED 116  is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives .

4 May substitute the SDV 101  Orientation section related to this program.

5 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

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