AA Degree Programs in Fine and Performing Arts

Curriculum Requirements
Program: Fine and Performing Arts – General Curriculum
Degree: Associate in Arts
Code: AA.FPA.GEN
Area of Study Credits Course Description
Communication 9 WRT-101 English Composition I (3 cr.)
WRT201 English Composition II (3 cr.)
COM100 Speech Communication (3 cr.) or COM102 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
History 6 Two general education courses (6 cr.) in History (HIS)
Humanities 9 Three general education courses (9 cr.) to be selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses (6 cr.) in any one field:
Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN])
Literature (LIT)
Philosophy and Religion (PHR)
World Languages and Cultures (LAN)
Social Sciences 6 Two general education courses (6 cr.) to be selected from the following fields, with no more than one course (3 cr.) in any one field:
Economics (ECO)
Geography (GEO)
Political Science (POL)
Psychology (PSY)
Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology 12-14 One 4-cr. general education course in Mathematics (MAT);
or two 3-cr. general education courses in Mathematics (MAT);
or one 3-cr. general education course in Mathematics (MAT) and one 3-cr. general education course in either Computer Science (CIS) or Information Technology (INF)

Two general education courses (8 cr.) to be selected from the following fields:
Biology (BIO)
Chemistry (CHM)
Physics (PHY)
Diversity Requirement* 3 In completing the BCC General Education Program, a student must take and pass one 3-credit course in gender studies, non-Western history or thought, and/or cultural diversity.

Choose from the list of Diversity Courses on the General Education course list.
Total GE Credits: 45-47
AA/FPA Program and Program Support Requirements 14-16 Courses in the Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]). To be assigned in accordance with the needs of the program.
Free Electives 2-6 Programs can make recommendations in footnotes.
Total Credits 64-66

*Selection of a Diversity Course in History will not reduce the 6-credit Foundation Requirement in History – in that event, the student will end up with a total of 9 Foundation credits in History; selection of a Diversity Course in Humanities will not reduce the 9-credit Foundation requirement in Humanities – in that event, the student will end up with a total of 12 Foundation credits in the Humanities; and selection of a Diversity course in the Social Sciences will not reduce the 6-credit Foundation Requirement in Social Sciences – in that event, the student will end up with a total of 9 Foundation credits in the Social Sciences. In any event, s/he must meet the total Foundation requirement of 45-47 credits.