Music

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

Student playing piano

Area of Interest

Program Dean

Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division

Program

Associate of Arts Degree

Credit Hours

61

Required Courses

  • SDV 100: College Success Skills - 1 credits
  • ENG 111: College Composition I - 3 credits
  • ENG 112: College Composition II - 3 credits
  • HIS ___: History Elective - 3 credits
  • HIS ___: History Elective - 3 credits
  • MTH ___: Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
  • MUS ___: Applied Music Elective - 1 credits, 2 credits
  • MUS 141: Class Piano I - 2 credits
  • MUS ___: Music Ensemble Elective - 1 credits
  • MUS ___: Applied Music Elective - 1 credits, 2 credits
  • MUS 111: Music Theory I - 4 credits
  • MUS 112: Music Theory II - 4 credits
  • MUS 221: History of Western Music Prior to 1750 - 3 credits
  • MUS 222: History of Western Music 1750 to Present - 3 credits
  • ___ 101: Foreign Language Elective - 3 credits, 4 credits
  • ___ 102: Foreign Language Elective - 3 credits, 4 credits
  • ___ 201: Foreign Language or Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ 202: Foreign Language or Humanities Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Science w/Laboratory Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Science w/Laboratory Elective - 4 credits

Program Information

The Associate of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts - Music Specialization at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. This program also serves the needs of artists and musicians who wish to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge in the fine arts.

Graduation Requirement: Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved Writing Intensive Courses are specified with a "WI" section designation.  Students are required to take one Civic Engagement course (C).

Electives

  • 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.
  • Foreign Language or Elective: Students should complete up to eight semester hours of Applied Music, which can include chorus and ensemble. Foundation courses for music are MUS 111-112 and applied music 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.