We're here to tell you a little about the only U.S. college south of the equator. (American Samoa sits about 13.5 degrees south latitude and 170 degrees east longitude -- 2500 miles south of Hawaii and between Tahiti and Fiji.) ASCC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
As MADpeople, we take our arts seriously but want to have a good time while we're at it. Our department offers general education courses in music, art and drama, as well as A.A. degree programs in music and art.
The mission of the ASCC Department of the Arts is to provide educational services by offering courses that cultivate expression, emotion and creative thinking. Exposure to and immersion in the Arts will enhance and enrich the study of all other academic disciplines.
The department meets the needs of the students by offering select courses in music, art and drama that can fulfill the Humanities requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree.
In addition, the programs for the Associate of Arts degree with emphasis in Music or Art are designed for students who are planing to continue their studies at a four-year college or university.
The department is committed to encouraging students to innovate, create and perform while experiencing a living history through the eyes and ears of the great playwrights, artists and musicians.
The Associate of Arts Degree in Music is designed for the student who wishes to pursue further study and/or major in music at a four-year conservatory, university or college.
The A.A. Degree in Music consists of total of 62 credits encompassing a minimum of 13 credits in music and 49 credits in the ASCC core curriculum. The Music Emphasis Curriculum includes the following courses (with credit hours noted for each):
MUS 150 -- Music Theory I (3), MUS 151 -- Music Theory II (3), MUS 155 -- Ear Training I (1), MUS 156 -- Ear Training II (1), MUS 161 -- Music History I (3 credits -- part of Humanities core requirement), MUS 162 -- Music History II (3 credits -- part of Humanities core requirement), Band or Choir Participation (4 semesters for 4 credit hours), and Applied Music (2 semesters for 1 credit)
The A.A. Degree in Art consists of a total of 65 credits encompassing a minimum of 15 credits in Art and 49 credits in the ASCC Core Curriculum. The following Art courses are required for the major:
ART 160 -- Design Fundamentals (3), ART 170 -- Drawing (3), ART 150 -- Art History I (3), ART 151 -- Art History II (3), ART 171 -- Drawing II (3).
ASCC does not offer a drama major, although several courses are included to round out the arts curriculum. Music and Art students are encouraged to enroll in the Drama Workshop or Oral Interpretation and to perform in either a major production or a reader's theater production.
Courses from the Department of the Arts which meet the ASCC General Education Requirements for the Humanities portion of the A.A. and A.S. Degrees include the following:
ART 150 -- Art History I (3), ART 151 -- Art History II (3), ART 160 -- Design Fundamentals (3), ART 165 -- Basic Photography (3), ART 170 -- Drawing I (3), ART 172 -- Painting (3), ART 180 -- Ceramic Sculpture
MUS 153 -- Music Fundamentals (3), MUS 160 -- Music Literature (3), MUS 161 -- Music History I (3), MUS 162 -- Music History II (3), MUS 165 -- Music of the World (3), MUS 170 -- Concert Choir (1), MUS 180 -- Chamber Choir (1), MUS 185 -- Stage Band (1)
DRA 150 -- Introduction to Drama (3), DRA 151 -- Drama Workshop (3), DRA 170 -- Oral Interpretation (3), SPH 153 -- Introduction to Speech (3), SAM 153 -- Samoan Faleaitu (Traditional Samoan Drama) (3)
For more information about the MADPEOPLE and ASCC, and for featured student and faculty work, follow the links below.
Students of the arts at ASCC center their activities in a quiet (but not too quiet) corner of a campus lush with tropical beauty.
THE MUSIC PLACE:
THE ART PLACE:
THE DRAMA PLACE:
MEET THE MAD FACULTY:
MORE ABOUT ASCC:
Siuleo o Samoa: See Reggie's illustrations of "The Wedding", a children's story
Siuleo o Samoa: Read stories & poems about Samoa
Robert Meyers On-Line Gallery: Artist of Light
American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799