Visual and Performing Arts - Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree Program

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This curriculum is designed for students who wish to specialize in an area of the fine or performing arts (such as Art, Photography, Dance, Music, or Theatre Arts)

OR

take a mixed combination of courses forming an Interdisciplinary program. Students selecting this option will be advised by a committee made up of faculty in the areas chosen.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A.S. DEGREE

General Education Core Requirements Credits
English Composition I, II (EN-101, 102) 6
Foreign Language and/or Liberal Arts and Sciences 6-8
Mathematics
(MA-120, 301, 303, 321, 336, 440, or 441)
3-4
Laboratory Science 4-5
Health Education (HE-101 or 102) 1-2
History (HI-110, 111, or 112) 3
One course in Physical Education or Dance
from the PE-400, 500, or 600 series
1
Speech Communication (SP-211) 3
Art (AR- 300 series)
or Dance (PE-711)
or Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
(SP 471, 472, or TH-111)
3
Social Sciences elective 3
  ———
Sub-total 33-38

Music Concentration

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR

Introduction to Music (MU-110) or
Survey of Western Music (MU-120)
3
Music Theory and Keyboard Harmony I, II (MU-241, and 242) or
Jazz Theory I, II (MU-231, and 232)
6
Sight Reading and Ear Training I, II (MU-211, and 212) 2
Piano II (MU-312) 1
Two courses selected from the MU-400 series 2
The remaining credits may be selected from any courses
in the Department of Music including those above not already
taken, with the exception of MU-208, 209, 210, and 261.
6-12
  ———
Sub-total 20-26

ELECTIVES

Free electives 1-2

Total Credits Required for the A.S. Degree 60
* Note: Prior to taking MU-211 and MU-241, all students are required to take courses in basic musicianship and music theory (MU-208, MU-209 and MU-210) unless they request and pass a Music Placement Test administered by the Music Dept.

Note: On the basis of a speech test administered to all students upon admission, up to two semesters of remedial speech may be required.

SUGGESTED FIRST SEMESTER Credits
Music Theory and Keyboard Harmony I (MU-241) or
Jazz Theory I (MU-231)
3
Sight Reading and Ear Training (MU-211) 1
Introduction to Music (MU110) or
Survey of Western Music (MU-120)
3
Performing course from MU-400 series 1
English Composition I (EN-101) 3
Fundamentals of Speech (SP-211) 3
  ———
Sub-total 14