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Often used as introductory education prior to a bachelor’s degree, an Associate of Arts is a program of study that takes about two years to complete. These are typically available at community colleges and are frequently less expensive than going directly to university after high school graduation. Have you been wondering, what is an Associate of Arts in Performing Arts? An Associate of Arts… Read more

Often used as introductory education prior to a bachelor’s degree, an Associate of Arts is a program of study that takes about two years to complete. These are typically available at community colleges and are frequently less expensive than going directly to university after high school graduation.

Have you been wondering, what is an Associate of Arts in Performing Arts? An Associate of Arts in Performing Arts offers students instruction in the creative field of theater and acting for the purpose of entertainment. Students can expect to receive classes and courses in the history of theater, public speaking, music, stage production, various styles of acting, directing, and writing, among other creative disciplines. Both lectures and live practices in the techniques of acting and performing should be anticipated within various programs.

Students gain confidence to speak and perform in public through advanced communication skills in this type of program. Individuals also often receive advanced instruction in creative development that helps them to contribute to the cultural vitalization of society as a whole.

A program of study of this type will be dependent on the school you choose to attend, as well as the content and duration of the curriculum. If you have any questions about costs, contact administrative offices directly.

Graduating with an Associate of Arts in Performing Arts can give students opportunities to work at local and national theaters and in the television and film industry. Careers in this field are very competitive but are more widely available in larger cities with bustling cultural centers. Higher level degrees can offer students more opportunities as professors in colleges and universities.

Think about what kind of specialized course of study is right for your interests and career intentions, and 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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Sullivan County Community College
Loch Sheldrake, USA

The Theater Arts AA Program encourages students to use the medium of theatrical art to observe, illuminate, and effectively communicate the diversity of human experience.

The Theater Arts AA Program encourages students to use the medium of theatrical art to observe, illuminate, and effectively communicate the diversity of human experience. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically int ... +

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer 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 theatre arts at a California State University. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Prince George's Community College
Largo, USA +3 More

The General Studies A.A. degree with an Area of Concentration in Theatre Design and Production is specifically designed for students interested in developing their design skil ... +

The General Studies A.A. degree with an Area of Concentration in Theatre Design and Production is specifically designed for students interested in developing their design skills as a set, lighting, sound, costume, or projection designer. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, USA

If you’re a creative type, chances are you’re motivated by more than just a paycheck. But that doesn’t mean the “starving actor” stereotype is true. The Associate in Fine Arts ... +

If you’re a creative type, chances are you’re motivated by more than just a paycheck. But that doesn’t mean the “starving actor” stereotype is true. The Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre program at College of The Albemarle (COA) is the perfect way to explore your creative passions while preparing to transfer for your Bachelor of Fine Arts and pursue a host of careers in the theatre. From your sketchbook to the stage, let’s work to transform your creative passion into purpose. -
Associate of Arts
English
 
Aims Community College
Greeley, USA

Music surrounds us every day. It's an art form that can teach us, move us and bring us together. The Aims music program will give you the opportunity to explore and learn in a ... +

Music surrounds us every day. It's an art form that can teach us, move us and bring us together. The Aims music program will give you the opportunity to explore and learn in a friendly environment. We want to share our love for music and help you build the skills you'll need for a successful career in this rewarding industry. -
Associate of Arts
English
 
Southwestern College - Chula Vista
Chula Vista, USA

At Southwestern College, Music is a comprehensive and multi-faceted discipline where students can explore the varied music fields that interest them. Music theory provides stu ... +

At Southwestern College, Music is a comprehensive and multi-faceted discipline where students can explore the varied music fields that interest them. Music theory provides students with an opportunity to study the fundamentals of music in the Western tradition. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Mississippi Delta Community College
Moorhead, USA

The Entertainment Industry Studies curriculum provides instruction designed to prepare a student for a career in the Entertainment Industry. Satisfactory completion of this cu ... +

The Entertainment Industry Studies curriculum provides instruction designed to prepare a student for a career in the Entertainment Industry. Satisfactory completion of this curriculum entitles the student to the Associate of Arts degree. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Riverside City College
Riverside, USA

The Dance programs provide a full schedule of classes and activities that meet the needs of dance majors and minors and the general education student. The Visual, Performing, ... +

The Dance programs provide a full schedule of classes and activities that meet the needs of dance majors and minors and the general education student. The Visual, Performing, and Creative Arts instructional pathway is designed to pursue degrees or careers in dance. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Merced College
Merced, USA

The theatre department offers a well-rounded program of courses that fulfil most lower-division requirements of four-year colleges and universities. MC theatre students have t ... +

The theatre department offers a well-rounded program of courses that fulfil most lower-division requirements of four-year colleges and universities. MC theatre students have transferred successfully to the University of California system, the California State University system, and private colleges. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Reedley College
Reedley, USA

Exposes students to the prin­ciples and practices of the discipline of Music.

Exposes students to the prin­ciples and practices of the discipline of Music. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Odessa College
Odessa, USA

Theatre is an ancient art form that seeks to understand the human condition and reveal it to the audience. Students interested in theatre train in a foundation in acting, stag ... +

Theatre is an ancient art form that seeks to understand the human condition and reveal it to the audience. Students interested in theatre train in a foundation in acting, stage and vocal techniques, theatre history, literature, "hands-on experience" in several theatre arts disciplines, and the cultural and historical background necessary to understand Theatre Arts. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Heartland Community College
Normal, USA

Designed to give you performance confidence, theater courses at HCC will help you understand creative uses of language and ideas. Discover how to be literal, figurative, and i ... +

Designed to give you performance confidence, theater courses at HCC will help you understand creative uses of language and ideas. Discover how to be literal, figurative, and impressionistic using a wide range of emotional effects. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Brazosport College
Richwood, USA

Brazosport College Drama is proud to be an inclusive department that produces several major productions and festivals each year. We offer a wide array of classes taught by cur ... +

Brazosport College Drama is proud to be an inclusive department that produces several major productions and festivals each year. We offer a wide array of classes taught by current industry professionals. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Ventura College
Ventura, USA

Ventura College Theatre Arts is about getting involved! Our mission is to provide hands-on, high-quality education with diverse production experiences to prepare students for ... +

Ventura College Theatre Arts is about getting involved! Our mission is to provide hands-on, high-quality education with diverse production experiences to prepare students for transfer to four-year universities, enter professional training programs, or begin work in the industry. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, USA

The curriculum is designed to parallel the courses and experiences found in the first two years of a B.A. Theatre degree while providing the student's opportunities to explore ... +

The curriculum is designed to parallel the courses and experiences found in the first two years of a B.A. Theatre degree while providing the student's opportunities to explore the various concentrations available in theatre arts. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus