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Performing Arts at Yavapai College

The pursuit of Yavapai College Performing Arts Department is to be the centerpiece for the arts in Northern Arizona. Offering the opportunity to enlighten, excite, and educate through performance, YCPAD endeavors to enrich the community through artistic expression.

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The Associate of Arts in Fine Arts degree requires completion of 62 credit hours. This degree is designed to enable a student to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution. Students following this degree program will complete university-parallel requirements in general education that will fulfill all lower division general education requirements at the Arizona universities. The AAFA degree will also allow students to declare a concentration in Art, Music or Performing Arts. This degree outline provides the list of fine art concentration core requirements and elective options.

Students preparing to transfer to an upper-division baccalaureate degree program should contact an advisor in the major field of study at the transfer institution in addition to meeting regularly with a faculty advisor and/or an academic advisor at Yavapai College.

Short Term Certificates

The Technical Theater in Stagecraft Certificate is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers within theatrical operations and production. This hands-on experience working on theatrical productions and events in the performing arts and entertainment industry includes a wide variety of specializations in audio, lighting, set and props design and construction, costuming, hair and wigs, and make-up design.

Additional Program Information

Start at Yavapai College - Finish at the university of your choice

We are dedicated to helping students get started at Yavapai College and transfer into the university program that will fit their goals. Through our transfer partnerships and tools we can help you prepare for your next steps. 

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