Music, A.A.

Associate of Arts
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun

This curriculum offers an emphasis in fine arts. The program may be used by students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Special Curriculum Completion Requirements: Applied music students: Tuition and studio fees are payable to the College. Applied proficiency requirements must be met in order for students to advance to the 200-level of applied music courses. Piano proficiency skills are required of all music majors.

Transfer Information

Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation Information

An interview with the music faculty may be required before beginning the program.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1 201 Foreign Language 3
2 Open Elective 1
MUS Applied Music (Major) 2
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
MUS 111 Music Theory I 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 15
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1 202 Foreign Language 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MUS Applied Music (Major) 2
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
MUS 112 Music Theory II 4
Total 16
3rd Semester
MTH 245 Statistics I 3
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
2 Open Elective 1
3 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
4 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 6
Total 15
4th Semester
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
3 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
4 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 6
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Foreign Language
1
201
3
Open Elective
2
1
Applied Music (Major)
MUS
2
Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble
MUS
1
Music Theory I
MUS
111
4
SDV
100
1
Total 15
2nd Semester
ENG
112
3
Foreign Language
1
202
3
MTH
154
3
Applied Music (Major)
MUS
2
Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble
MUS
1
Music Theory II
MUS
112
4
Total 16
3rd Semester
MTH
245
3
Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble
MUS
1
Open Elective
2
1
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
3
4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
4
6
Total 15
4th Semester
CST
110
3
Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble
MUS
1
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
3
4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
4
6
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60

1 Students completing the A.A. in Music must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201-202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201-202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101-102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101-102 foreign language may use those credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language upon the approval of the advising academic dean.

2 Students who need to take the beginning level of foreign language may apply that credit toward the general elective. Other students may take any transfer-oriented course.

3 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121-ENV 122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

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