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    May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Fine Arts, AA

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The program in fine arts is an interdepartmental major in the fine and performing arts: music, dance, theatre, speech, visual arts, and photography. The degree in fine arts is intended to provide the student with an arts education emphasizing the diversity and yet commonality within the traditional and nontraditional arts. To the extent that we recognize a distinct “artistic” capacity or form of perception-different from analysis and apart from language-we assume that the artist may realize similar ends in a variety of media and that all the arts are in this sense profoundly interconnected. The fine arts major provides students with the opportunity to seek this interconnection. The diversity and flexibility of the major make it appropriate for a range of career alternatives, especially within fields demanding a high degree of expressive and creative ability. The major is also a fine choice for the general arts student who does not want to specialize within a single medium at the lower division level. Students must complete a minimum of 60 units of credit, including the courses in the major (“Major Requirements”) and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” or “P” in all courses to be counted toward the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Irvine Valley College. 

Complete at least one of the following courses:

Complete at least one of the following courses:

Complete at least one of the following

Complete at least one of the following courses:

Total Units Required: 18-20

Recommended electives may be selected from among the transfer-level courses in the following programs:

Art, Art History, Communication Studies, Music, Photography, and Theatre Arts.

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 transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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