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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Associate in Arts
Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science

Why Study Performing Arts?

The Performing Arts program will provide students with the necessary liberal arts and specialized courses needed for transfer to a four-year institution. Students who enroll in the program can choose a discipline in music, dance and/or theater. The program provides students with the opportunity to work alongside performing arts professionals including designers, composers, actors, directors and choreographers.

Occupational Objectives:

The Performing Arts program prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate program to continue their education in theater, music, dance, film or education programs. Students can also seek employment with film and television studios, theater companies, dance studios and other related areas.

Sample Courses:

  • Music in America
  • Intro to Performing Arts
  • MUS/PER Electives


Degree Sheets Program Guides Academics & Degrees Courses

Program Goals:

The program provides students with a dynamic and wide array of practical performance and industry related courses to prepare them for a career in the field of performing arts. Courses in the performing arts discipline will encompass artistic exploration, cognitive awareness of the performing process and/or a theatrical foundation for artistic action.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental and practical concepts and applications within the performance industries
  • Demonstrate the practical applications of skills necessary for performance
  • Develop and demonstrate skills essential to plan and build resumes for use within the performance industries
  • Develop and apply research skills regarding performance business and character study
  • Develop and apply a variety of culturally diverse and communicative skills