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Performing Arts

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Prepare for your career in the performing arts with a degree from Montgomery College. Our programs combine hands-on performance experiences with classroom learning to provide students a solid foundation with the fundamental training and skills they need.

Whether you are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in the performing arts, enter a professional training program in theatre or dance, or seek professional employment in theatre, dance, or related areas, you can start here. 

Performing Arts Degrees

Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information.

Associate of Arts

Transfer Information 

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in this major may follow one of the degrees listed above or the general studies AA degree. The choice depends on which degree most closely aligns with a transfer school’s lower level requirements. 

Visit each transfer school’s site to see the recommended freshman and sophomore course sequence for this major.  Check requirements at each school carefully to avoid duplication – for example, at some schools, some MC courses are considered “upper-level” and the MC course may not fulfill an upper-level requirement.  If undecided, choose common courses from several schools. 

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.