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2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition 
2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Fine Arts Appreciation Emphasis, AA

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The intent of this degree is to prepare students for careers and/or higher education in the appreciation of the fine arts, generally, or in specific disciplines within this broad designation.

This degree emphasizes the methods and values used in the study of aesthetic works and creative endeavors. Students develop the necessary critical skills to contemplate, interpret, theorize, create, and perform effectively. Students develop a contextual appreciation for aesthetic meaning and significance, collaborative expression, theoretical study, and cross-disciplinary investigation.

Complete a minimum of 18 units from the following courses, with at least one course taken in three different disciplines:

Application and Performance Courses

History and Theory Courses

Total Units Required: 18

To obtain the Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Fine Arts Appreciation, students will have to:

  1. Complete
    1. The CSU General Education Certification pattern, a minimum of 39 units.
    2. The IGETC Certification pattern, a minimum of 36 units.
    3. The IVC Associate Degree General Education pattern, a minimum of 31 units.
  2. Complete a minimum of 18 units from the courses listed in the emphasis, with at least one course taken in three different disciplines.
  3. Complete any elective, degree-applicable courses needed to bring the total number of units to 60.
  4. Maintain a 2.0 overall GPA and a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” or “P” in all courses taken in the area of emphasis.
  5. Satisfy the residency and competency requirements as stated on Associate Degree Graduation Requirements .

Students are advised to consult with faculty in the fields of interest within the emphasis to identify career areas and to consult with a counselor to clarify graduation requirements and/or to determine specific transfer paths. The courses within each concentration described in the emphasis represent clusters of courses designed to prepare students for common traditional university major areas of study, for certificate programs, or for technical education certificates.

Program Student Learning  Outcomes

Upon completion of the AA degree with emphasis in fine arts appreciation, students will be able to

  • Gain an increased aesthetic awareness and appreciation of the arts from a critical point of view.

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