Visual and Performing Arts
If you are a creative thinker and like to communicate ideas through visual art, design, dance, music, or theatre, the Visual and Performing Arts Field of Interest may be the right choice for you.
Maricopa Community Colleges' Visual and Performing Arts students gain hands-on foundational skills in their chosen mode of expression, including studio art, fashion design, interior design, acting, theatre production, vocal and instrumental performance, and film and audio production. They also develop cultural awareness and the communication, creative, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in a variety of fields. Students in the Visual and Performing Arts FOI may seek direct employment as artists, musicians, designers, actors or audio producers, or they may pursue a bachelor’s or graduate-level degree for a career in teaching, art direction, theatre production, fashion or interior design, media arts, and film.
If you are ready to find the Visual and Performing Arts program that is right for you, select the option below that meets your current goals.
Note: If a degree or certificate is listed more than once, refer to the most recent Effective Date for current course requirements. Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
University Transfer and Associate Degrees
With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your general education coursework at the Maricopa Community Colleges and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor degree.
There are other Associate of Applied Science degrees that have been designed to provide seamless transfer into a bachelor program, but acceptance is not guaranteed. For more information, see the Get an Associate Degree option below. The Associate degrees in this list give you the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field. If you decide to move on to a four-year degree after graduation, you will need to work with an advisor to confirm which classes will transfer, and acceptance is not guaranteed.
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
A Certificate prepares you for entry-level work in your chosen field and requires fewer classes than the Associate degree or university transfer options. There are several types of certificates available, including career, trade, and academic certificates.
Credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an Associate degree. For more information, speak with an advisor.
View all Visual and Performing Arts programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.