Art

This degree prepares you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in fine arts.

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Credit Hours

61

Required Courses

  • SDV 100/100: Orientation - 1 credits
  • ENG 111: College Composition I - 3 credits
  • ENG 112: College Composition II - 3 credits
  • ART 101: History & Appreciation of Art I - 3 credits
  • ART 102: History & Appreciation of Art II - 3 credits
  • ART ___: Art Elective - 3 credits, 4 credits
  • ART ___: Art Elective - 3 credits, 4 credits
  • ITE 119: Information Literacy - 3 credits
  • HLT/PED: Health or Physical Ed Elective - 1 credits
  • ___ ___: Foreign Language Elective - 3 credits, 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Foreign Language Elective - 3 credits, 4 credits
  • ___ 201: Foreign Language or Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ 202: Foreign Language or Humanities Elective - 3 credits
  • HIS 101: History of Western Civilization I or HIS 111: History of World Civilization I or HIS 121: U.S. History I - 3 credits
  • HIS 102: History of Western Civilization II or HIS 112: History of World Civilization II or HIS 122: U.S. History II - 3 credits
  • MTH ___: Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
  • MTH ___: Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Science with Laboratory Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Science with Laboratory Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits

Transfer Information

Note to students transferring credits TO PVCC: Transferred courses may fulfill a requirement under PVCC’s approved electives (above). To receive credit for a specific PVCC elective from transferred courses, registrar’s approval will be required.

Note to students transferring credits FROM PVCC TO FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS: Although a course fulfills a requirement for a PVCC program, it is possible the same course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to be aware of the four-year institution’s requirements.

Note: Students may petition the appropriate dean to substitute a course not listed on this list.

Admissions Requirements

There are no additional admission requirements for this program. The following high school units or equivalent are recommended: four units of English, two units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, one unit of history, and at least two units of a foreign language. Students with deficiencies in reading, writing or math will be required to take developmental studies.

Program Information

The Associate of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts - Art Specialization at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria. This program also serves the needs of artists who wish to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge in the fine arts.

This curriculum consists of courses in the humanities (including a foreign language), natural sciences, and social sciences that are usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate fine arts curriculum. The student is urged to become familiar with the requirements of the major department in the institution to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the dean of the Division of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and the respective faculty in art, music, theatre, drama, and dance in planning the program and selecting electives. The student is also urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year institution to which transfer is planned to determine the proper mathematics courses to be taken at PVCC. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of arts in visual and performing arts degree with specialization in art, music, theatre and drama or dance.

Graduation Requirement: Students must take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC).

Electives

  • Art Elective:  Students should complete a full year of studio art.  Studio courses are ART 121, 122 and ART 131, 132.
  • Foreign Language Elective:  Students may test for advanced placement into the second year of some foreign languages.  However, if a student places out of a level of foreign language, the student does not earn college credit for that particular level.
  • Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science with Laboratory Electives:  A list of courses that fulfill these elective requirements can be found in the Art degree requirements.
  • Social Science Elective:  Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia must take the two social science courses from different departments.
  • Humanities and Foreign Language Electives:  Students are advised to complete course work designed to match their area of interest and transfer requirements.  Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia must take three semester hours (3) of literature, religion, or philosophy in addition to their art courses.  Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia or the College of William and Mary need to take a foreign language through the 202 level.