Associate Degrees in Performing Arts

A degree is a proclamation that you have completed a comprehensive program at a higher learning institution. Associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral programs are degrees that many companies require for you to be eligible to apply for employment with them.  What is an associate degree in performing arts? Quite an interesting array of subjects are studied while earning an associate degree i… Read more

A degree is a proclamation that you have completed a comprehensive program at a higher learning institution. Associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral programs are degrees that many companies require for you to be eligible to apply for employment with them. 

What is an associate degree in performing arts? Quite an interesting array of subjects are studied while earning an associate degree in performing arts. Such a program could require an audition for acceptance. Typically, performing arts students concentrate on theater history, dance techniques, music performance, dramatic literature and acting. Students will study to become more disciplined in their chosen craft, which involves many hours of self-induced practice and performance trials. Within most degree programs, students will also be required to take general education courses such as mathematics and communication.

Performing arts students have the potential to learn advanced skills in drama, music and different types of dance. You’ll train to be more qualified for acting, dancing or singing. Your career could advance or change directions with the right degree.

It’s no secret that earning a degree can be hard work. The process can take you less than a year or a few years, but that depends upon the academic path you choose. Your out-of-pocket costs will depend on each school, too. It’s recommended that you contact the schools you are interested in and speak with one of their tuition experts.

A degree in performing arts could help you dance in Denver or sing in Sydney. From working at a local theater to landing a Hollywood role, a degree can give you the skills and confidence you need to get ahead. You could always start your own film company or acting school. You could use your acting talents to eventually write and direct theatrical productions. As you can tell, this degree has the possibility to open many doors for you in the private as well as public sectors.

The journey toward higher education is a worthwhile pursuit if it helps you live the life you want. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended t ... +

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in music at a California State University. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Wallace State Community College
Hanceville, USA

Our program will help you develop professional practice skills, grow in your understanding and appreciation of dance as an art form, and pursue dance as a possible career choi ... +

Our program will help you develop professional practice skills, grow in your understanding and appreciation of dance as an art form, and pursue dance as a possible career choice. Essentially, we offer a conservatory approach to studying dance in a liberal arts setting, combined with professional-caliber performance opportunities. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)
Surry Hills, Australia

In a highly competitive industry, respectable qualifications and training, extensive field experience and a strong network are essential to improve your future career prospect ... +

In a highly competitive industry, respectable qualifications and training, extensive field experience and a strong network are essential to improve your future career prospects in music. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
4 semesters
English
May 2020
Campus
 
American College Dublin
County Dublin, Ireland

The AFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based on the development of skil ... +

The AFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based on the development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance: acting and voice, dance and singing. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Citrus College
Los Angeles, USA

This degree provides students with a foundational musical background, including music theory, history, rudimentary piano competency, performance and techniques/application.

This degree provides students with a foundational musical background, including music theory, history, rudimentary piano competency, performance and techniques/application. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
Part-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, USA

We offer dance classes for dance majors and non-majors. We offer four levels of ballet and modern dance, composition, music for dance, special topics courses, dance improvisat ... +

We offer dance classes for dance majors and non-majors. We offer four levels of ballet and modern dance, composition, music for dance, special topics courses, dance improvisation, dance conditioning, dance ensemble and Introduction to Dance. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Northwest College
Powell, USA

Music is life. That's all you really need to know. If you don't believe it, the NWC Music Program will set you straight. All day long, you'll sing, play, mix it up in large an ... +

Music is life. That's all you really need to know. If you don't believe it, the NWC Music Program will set you straight. All day long, you'll sing, play, mix it up in large and small ensembles, learn the foundations and practice an instrument or two (and yes, all musicians are required to learn piano, no matter what their music specialty is). -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
College of Marin
Kentfield, USA +1 More

Students enter college with various experience and backgrounds in music. Furthermore, they take music courses with a variety of goals in mind. Consequently, while several of o ... +

Students enter college with various experience and backgrounds in music. Furthermore, they take music courses with a variety of goals in mind. Consequently, while several of our offerings are open to everyone, passing our Music Placement Test (MPT) or a standardized audition is required for more advanced classes. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
College of du Page
Glen Ellyn, USA

The Theater program is designed for students who intend to continue their studies at a baccalaureate-granting institution, for students who want to broaden their educations wi ... +

The Theater program is designed for students who intend to continue their studies at a baccalaureate-granting institution, for students who want to broaden their educations with theater electives, and for community members and students who want to participate in college theatrical performance groups. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
dBs Music UK
Bristol, United Kingdom +3 More

Whether a bedroom producer looking to break out, a DJ looking to produce more of your own tracks or even a ‘traditional’ composer looking to broaden your composition skills in ... +

Whether a bedroom producer looking to break out, a DJ looking to produce more of your own tracks or even a ‘traditional’ composer looking to broaden your composition skills in the studio, this foundation degree course might just hit the spot. It is a thorough training in creativity and composition; ideas and invention. It demands that you continually reassess the way in which you work as a musician, and expand your technical knowledge and range of production styles. Ultimately, you will be trained to be one of tomorrow’s best creative composers. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Manchester Community College
Manchester, USA

The Music Studies associate degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for direct employment in music-related careers or with a transfer-orientate ... +

The Music Studies associate degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for direct employment in music-related careers or with a transfer-orientated course of study towards a baccalaureate degree in the music profession. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sacramento City College
Sacramento, USA

This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre technolo ... +

This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre technology and production, and where theatre fits into both the historical and modern world of entertainment. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, USA

The two-year degree program in Music at Western Iowa Tech gives students the flexibility to apply their Associate of Arts degree to pursue a bachelor's degree in music perform ... +

The two-year degree program in Music at Western Iowa Tech gives students the flexibility to apply their Associate of Arts degree to pursue a bachelor's degree in music performance, musical theater, music education, or arts administration. Non-majors who enjoy musical performance and wish to continue their musical activity past high school are welcome in WITCC's performance ensembles, musicals, and Applied Music classes. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Los Angeles Film School
Los Angeles, USA

The Associate of Science in Music Production Degree Program provides an education track for individuals who would like to expand their passion for music into the production of ... +

The Associate of Science in Music Production Degree Program provides an education track for individuals who would like to expand their passion for music into the production of music for diverse media applications using today’s latest digital technology. The demand for original music content in all media continues to increase as the entertainment industry expands the use of online delivery of content and multi-media programming. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Los Angeles College of Music
Pasadena, USA

The Associate of Arts program is full-time Professional Degree that develops relevant skills in instrumental technique, performance, and musicianship (and/or music production) ... +

The Associate of Arts program is full-time Professional Degree that develops relevant skills in instrumental technique, performance, and musicianship (and/or music production) as they relate to contemporary music styles. Upper level courses personalize your experience beyond instrumental training or music production. As a Professional AA Degree, the AA program does not include general education requirements and may not transfer to another institution. However, the six quarter credits will transfer into LACM’s Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts program. You can major in Music Performance (with an emphasis in Bass, Brass & Woodwind, Drums, Guitar, or Vocals), Music Production (with an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording or Composing for Visual Media), or Composition (Songwriting). -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
 

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