Welcome to GCC’s Performing Arts Department
Whether you are looking to earn an Associate degree in one of our comprehensive performing arts programs, learn a new skill in music, music technology, dance or theatre or participate in one of our many performing groups for majors, non-majors and community members, the Performing Arts Department at Glendale Community College has many options for you to explore.
Degrees and Certificates
The Performing Arts Department offers Associate of Arts, Fine Arts (AA,FA) degrees with an Emphasis in either of following:*
These degrees above can be transferred to Arizona’s three state universities.**
The Department’s Music Industry Studies program offers Associate of Applied Sciences degrees and Certificates of Completion as following:
- Music Industries: Music Business
- Audio Production Technologies with specializations in Sound Design and Audio Engineering.
Certificates of Completions are also available as following:
- Technical Theatre
- Technical Theatre: Audio Technician
- Technical Theatre: Costuming
- Technical Theatre: Stage Crew Technician
For more information about our Degrees and Certificates, please visit Visual and Performing Arts Fields of Interest page.
Community members are invited to participate in many courses including:
- Theatre productions (THP201AA)
- Community Band (MUP161)
- Community Orchestra (MUP159)
- Community Choir (MUP150)
- Jazz Ensemble (MUP163)
- Class Guitar (MUP127)
- Class Piano (MUP131)
- Class Voice (MUP133)
As well as any of our humanities classes in dance, theatre and music (MHL). Community dancers can audition to become a member of our residential dance company - Verve.
Please use the menu to the left to learn more about our specific programs and the contact information for each. I hope that you’ll consider joining us in whatever capacity you wish.
* Music Theatre majors intending to transfer to ASU should follow the Emphasis in Music path.
**See a Performing Arts Department and/or university advisor for information on specific transfer agreements.