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    Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Emphasis in the Arts, AA

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This degree emphasizes the methods and values used in the study of creation, performance and communication. Students develop the necessary critical skills to contemplate, interpret, theorize, create, and perform effectively in the arts and beyond. Students develop a contextual appreciation for aesthetic meaning and significance, collaborative expression, theoretical study, and cross-disciplinary investigation. This degree prepares students to work as creators, educators, and performers across the country and around the world.

To obtain the Associate in Arts degree with an Emphasis in the Arts, students will have to

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: 18-21.5

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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