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

Music, A.A.


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CIP Code: 50.0101
NOVA Code: 5550

Offered through AL, AN, LO

Purpose: This curriculum offers an emphasis in fine arts. The program may be used by students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the Bachelor of Arts 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 the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

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 15 credits


2nd Semester


Total 16 credits


Total 15 credits


4th Semester


Total 14 credits


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


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 upon the approval of the advising academic dean.

2 Students who need to take the beginning level of foreign language may apply that credit toward the general elective. Other students may take any transfer-oriented course.

3 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121 -ENV 122 , physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives . Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

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

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