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.
The three degree programs below will no longer be available for new students effective Fall 2020. No new students will be accepted into these degree programs. New students are encouraged to follow the Performing Arts AA degree. Existing students in the majors below will have until Fall 2023 to complete the degree program or choose a new major.
- Dance Area of Concentration, Arts and Sciences AA Degree
- Theatre Performance Area of Concentration, Arts and Sciences AA Degree
- Theatre Technical Area of Concentration, Arts and Sciences AA Degree
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.