Visual and Performing Arts

Field of Interest: 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.

Our 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.

Programs in this Field of Interest

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Degrees for this Field of Interest. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Visual and Performing Arts program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Alteration Specialist
Certificate of Completion CCL Audio Production Technologies
Certificate of Completion CCL Beginning Piano Pedagogy
Academic Certificate AC Ceramics
Certificate of Completion CCL Costume Design and Production, Level I
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Digital Photography
Certificate of Completion CCL Disc Jockey Techniques I
Certificate of Completion CCL Disc Jockey Techniques II
Academic Certificate AC Drawing and Painting
Academic Certificate AC Electronic Music
Certificate of Completion CCL Graphic Design
Certificate of Completion CCL Illustration
Certificate of Completion CCL Image Consultant
Certificate of Completion CCL Intermediate Piano Pedagogy
Certificate of Completion CCL Music Business
Certificate of Completion CCL Retail Sales Manager
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Audio Technician
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Cosplay I
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Costuming
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Hair and Makeup
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Lighting
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Properties
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Puppetry
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Set/Scenic Construction
Certificate of Completion CCL Technical Theatre: Stage Crew Technician
Certificate of Completion CCL Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist
Certificate of Completion CCL Visual Communication: Digital Process Management

Degrees

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Visual and Performing Arts program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Animation and Time-Based Media
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts AAFA Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art
Associate in Applied Science AAS Audio Production Technologies
Associate in Applied Science AAS Disc Jockey Techniques
Associate in Applied Science AAS Fashion Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track I Fashion Merchandising
Associate in Applied Science AAS Fashion Merchandising and Design: Track II Fashion Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Graphic Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Illustration and Sequential Art
Associate in Applied Science AAS Interior Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Music Industries: Music Business
Associate in Applied Science AAS Photography

Transfer Degrees

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Visual and Performing Arts program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Art Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Ceramics)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Painting and Drawing)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Photography)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Printmaking)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Sculpture)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Textiles)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Northern Arizona University Studio Art
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
University of Arizona Studio Art
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Dance Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance Grand Canyon University Dance
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University Dance Education
(Bachelor of Arts)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Theatre Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Theatre
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Theatre (Acting)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Theatre (Design and Production)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University Theatre and Drama
(Bachelor of Arts)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Music Music Ottawa University Secondary Education - Music
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Music Secondary Education (Instrumental - Emphasis)
(Bachelor of Music Education)
Northern Arizona University Music Secondary Education (Choral - Emphasis)
(Bachelor of Music Education)
Arizona State University Music Education (BMUS)
(Bachelor of Music)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Musical Theatre Musical Theatre A transfer partner Bachelor's Degree

Other Options

Did you not find a program offered at MCC that meets your needs in this field of interest? View the Visual and Performing Arts programs offered at all of the Maricopa Community Colleges.