Fine and Performing Arts AA – General Program

Code: AA.FPA.GEN

The Associate of Arts (AA.FPA.GEN) program provides students with a solid foundation in the fine arts. Students take a series of courses in art as well as general education courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a broad understanding of the studio, historical, theoretical, and economic dimensions of the arts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Apply analytical reasoning across academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to global issues.
  • Demonstrate information literacy and technological competency.
  • Identify their degree of interest to pursue further study of a specific area of the fine and performing arts while exploring other academic disciplines through the general education requirements of a liberal arts education.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

HIS  History Elective* 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
COM Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102 3
MAT  Program Requirement*† 3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

HIS  History Elective* 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
  Social Science Elective* 3
  Diversity Elective* 3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective** 3
  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Social Science Elective* 3
  Free Elective* 3
  Program Requirement*** 3
Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Mathematics - 4-credit Mathematics Elective OR (3-credit Mathematics Elective AND 1-credit INF elective INF-102);  4
  Program Requirement*** 3
  Free Elective‡ 3

Total Credit Hours:14

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

History Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives**

Three general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses 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).

Total Credit Hours:9

Social Science Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

  Mathematics* - 4-credit Mathematics Elective OR (3-credit Mathematics Elective AND 1-credit Technology INF-102); 4
  Natural Science Electives - BIO, CHM, PHY 8
Total Credit Hours:12

Diversity Elective*

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 45

Program Requirements

Courses in the Arts chosen in consultation with a faculty member.

Free Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

***Studio Art Electives: ART-123, ART-124, ART-127, ART-129, ART-181, ART-184, ART-192, ART-189, ART-197, ART-223, ART-226, ART-228, ART-229, ART-259, ART-260, ART-281, ART-287, ART-290, ART-291, ART-293, ART-298.

*IST-123 will fulfill 3 credits of Free Electives for students who place into the course