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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Associate in Fine Arts in Music (A10700)


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The Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60-61 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree is designed for students who wish to work as professional musicians or transfer into baccaluareate degree programs to complete a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in Music.  Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).

The Music Program at CVCC provides students with a number of opportunities to engage in music making and cultivate an appreciation of music. Creative performance options such as Chorus and Ensemble are available as electives, as well as history-based Music Appreciation and Introduction to Jazz courses. Music faculty enthusiastically bring their performing experiences into the classroom from a variety of disciplines, including vocal and choral performance, guitar, piano, and instrumental performance. 

Universal General Education Transfer Component (22-23 SHC)


All Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for equivalency credit.

English Composition (6 SHC)


Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)


Communications/Humanities: Select one course from the following disciplines:

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)


Select two courses from two different disciplines.

Mathematics (3-4 SHC)


Select one course from the following:

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)


Select 4 SHC from the following:

Additional General Education (3 SHC)


Select one course from the following discipline areas: All courses listed below are classified as UGETC with the exception of foreign language.

Other Required Hours (34-36 SHC)


Academic Transition (1 SHC)


The following course is required:

Music Theory (8 SHC)


The following courses are required:

Applied Music (4 SHC)


The following courses are required:

Class Music (2 SHC)


The following courses are required:

Ensemble (2-4 SHC)


Select 2-4 SHC from the following courses:

Additional Other Required Hours (15-19 SHC)


An additional 15-19 SHC (depending on selection of math and ensemble courses) of courses should be selected from the one of the following lists:

  • from the UGETC courses the student did not select for the first 22-23 hours of General Education requirements above
  • from the list of courses classified as pre-major/elective courses identified in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement .

 

Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer institution.

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60-61*


*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Fine Arts in Music program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

Developmental Course Requirements


Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, and mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 143/MAT 152) from below:


OR


Students who elect to take (MAT 171) from below:


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