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 Track 1 Audio Production
Certificate of Completion CCL Audio Production Technologies Track II Sound Design
Certificate of Completion CCL Beginning Piano Pedagogy
Certificate of Completion CCL Costume Design and Production
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Digital Illustration
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Digital Photography
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Graphic Design
Certificate of Completion CCL Disc Jockey Techniques I
Certificate of Completion CCL Disc Jockey Techniques II
Academic Certificate AC Electronic Music
Certificate of Completion CCL Interior Merchandising
Certificate of Completion CCL Intermediate Piano Pedagogy
Certificate of Completion CCL Music Business
Certificate of Completion CCL Sound Design
Certificate of Completion CCL Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist

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 Audio Production Technologies - Track I Audio Production
Associate in Applied Science AAS Audio Production Technologies - Track II Sound Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts - No Base
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts - Rolled Up Test
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts Track I Digital Illustration
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts Track I Web Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts Track II Digital Photography
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts Track III Graphic Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Disc Jockey Techniques
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 Interior Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Music Business

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
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Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance Dance Grand Canyon University Dance
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University Dance Education
(Bachelor of Arts)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art Fine Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Fine Arts
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Arizona Bachelor of Fine Arts
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Music Music Emphasis 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 - Music Music Performance and Education, Vocal/Choral Emphasis Ottawa University Secondary Education - Music
(Bachelor of Arts)
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 - Theatre Music Theatre University of Arizona Musical Theatre
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University Performance (Music Theatre)
(Bachelor of Music)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre Theatre Emphasis Arizona State University Theatre
(Bachelor of Arts)

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.