Oct 21, 2020  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
    
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, A.A.A.


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CIP Code: 50.0999
NOVA Code: 5590

Offered through AL, AN, LO

Purpose: This 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: 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 14 credits


4th Semester


Total 17 credits


Total credits for the A.A.A. Degree in 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 the requirements of the transfer institution.

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