Fine and Performing Arts AA – General Curriculum Degree

Code: AA.FPA.GEN

The Associate of Arts (AA.FPA.GEN) degree program provides students with a solid foundation in the fine arts. Students take a series of courses in art, music, theater arts and cinema studies, as well as other art electives. In addition, students take 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
MAT  Mathematics Elective*† 3-4
COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Second Semester

HIS  History Elective* 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
MAT/CIS/INF  Mathematics or Computer Science or Information Technology Elective*† 3-4
  or  
  Free Elective† 3
  Social Science Elective* 3
  Diversity Elective* 3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:18-19

Third Semester

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

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Program Requirement*** 3
  Program Requirement*** 3
  Program Requirement*** 3
  Free Elective‡ 2-4

Total Credit Hours:15-17

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* 3-4
  Mathematics or Computer Science or Information Technology* 0-3
  Natural Science Electives* 8
Total Credit Hours:12-14

Diversity Elective*

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 45-47

Program Requirements

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‡

Total Credit Hours:2-6

Total Credit Hours: 14-16

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**General Education Electives in Arts (ART, MUS,THR, CIN); Literature (LIT); Philosophy & Religion (PHR); or World Languages & Cultures (LAN).

***Courses in the Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]).

***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-288, ART-290, ART-291, ART-293, ART-298.

†If a student's first-semester Mathematics elective is a 3-credit course, then s/he is required to select a second 3- or 4-credit elective in the second semester in Mathematics or Computer Science or Information Technology; and if a student's first-semester Mathematics elective is a 4-credit course, then s/he is required to take a 3-credit Free Elective in the second semester (which may be a second Mathematics elective).

‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101.