About The Industry
Unleash your creativity while honing your craft as you pursue a career in visual art, design, dance, music, fashion, film, or theatre. 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. Maricopa Community Colleges' 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.