Visual & Performing Arts Programs at RRCC

Visual and Performing Arts at Red Rocks Community College

Award-Winning Programs  •  Personal Enrichment  •  Degrees and Certificates Available  •  Elevate Your Creativity

Find your creative future - RRCC is your gateway to the arts.

Visual & Performing Arts at RRCC includes a wide variety of programs and classes covering diverse artistic fields including dance, fine woodworking, graphic design, photography, music, journalism, visual arts, and theatre.  We offer courses ranging from beginning to advanced in each subject as well as specialized and professional development classes.

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We’ve created this online hub that allows you to:

  • Explore visual & performing arts careers, courses, degrees and certificates
  • Learn about RRCC courses, certifications and training programs offered with a variety of scheduling options, including evenings and weekends

Explore Visual & Performing Arts programs available now:

TheatreFine WoodworkingPhotography/Multimedia & Graphic DesignMusicDanceVisual Arts

 

 


Theatre

Award winning theatre productions and actors. Job-skill training opportunities in costumes, stagecraft and theatre production experience

Colorado's most comprehensive two-year theatre training program. Courses for personal enrichment or pursuing a professional career in theatre are available. Expert hands-on training with in-depth scholarly study. Students are welcome to try out to perform in any of our theatre productions offered throughout the year. 

Available Degrees and Certificates:

Degrees:

Certificates:

  • Costume Basics- 9 credits,  one semester, offered Fall semesters
  • Costume Applications- 7 credits, one semester, offered Fall semesters
  • Costume and Fashion- 25 credits (Costume Basics is included in this certificate), one year course of study divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring
  • Stagehand Basics- 9 credits, one semester, offered in Fall semester
  • Stagehand Applications- 7 credits, one semester, offered in Fall semester
  • Stagecraft- 25 credits (Stagehand Basics is included in this certificate), one year course of study divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring

 

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Fine Woodworking

Hone your skills at one of the largest and most comprehensive fine woodworking & instrument-making programs in the country!

Our fine woodworking program offers skills in tooling, design, and operations in cabinetry and furniture production. Unique classes in traditional and contemporary furniture-making, digital design, lutherie (musical instruments), and the arts of wood turning, marquetry and carving.

Degrees:

Certificates:

Special topic courses on various woodworking topics. Please refer to the current semester schedule.
 

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Photography/Multimedia & Graphic Design

A great career should be fun! Learn your skills from working professionals to use in your new career or for personal enjoyment.

The Photography and Multimedia & Graphic Design department at Red Rocks provides students with real-world training through applied knowledge of current technical, creative, and software trends in order to prepare students entering into the commercial arts workforce.

Degrees:

Certificates:

Sample courses include:

  • MGD 101: Introduction to computer Graphics
  • MGD 104: Videography I
  • MGD 112: Illustrator I
  • MGD 165: AfterEffects I
  • MGD 116: Typography I
  • MGD 265: Business for Creatives
  • ART 139: Digital Photography I
  • PHO 204: Commercial Studio Lighting
  • ART 144: Portrait Photography
  • PHO 155: Photography of the Human Form
  • PHO 278: Inkjet Printing

Courses may not be offered every semester.  Please refer to the current semester schedule.

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Music

Learn the tools of today's quickly-evolving music industry. Learn to play an instrument or sing for lifelong creative enrichment.

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has a vibrant music program.  Courses are taught by a faculty that are active performing musicians, talented and highly educated. Whether you wish to pursue an Associate degree or study music for the sheer joy if it, RRCC has just the course for you!

Available Entry Level Courses:

  • MUS 110- Music Theory I, 3 credits
  • MUS 105- Introduction to Computer Music Applications, 3 credits
  • MUS 120- Music Appreciation, GT transfer course, 3 credits
  • MUS 123- Survey of World Music, GT transfer course, 3 credits
  • MUS 125- History of Jazz, GT transfer course, 3 credits
  • MUS 141- Private Lessons for Instrument and Voice

Courses may not be offered every semester.  Please refer to the current semester schedule.

 

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Dance

Red Rocks has the most comprehensive theatre arts and dance program in Colorado. Discover your potential through a wide various of dance classes, dance team, and other performance opportunities.

We offer in-depth, detailed hands-on training in a wide variety of dance styles and instruction by recognized professionals in the field. Whether you are taking classes for fun and personal enrichment or working towards entering the performing arts profession, we can help you reach your goals.

Sample dance courses include:

  • DAN 125 History of Dance I : GT transfer course

Classes in:

  • Hip Hop, Modern Dance, Country Swing, Jazz, Ballet and Pointe, Ballroom Dancing, Tap
  • Dance Performance, Composition, Ensemble, and Appreciation

Courses may not be offered every semester.  Please refer to the current semester schedule.

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Visual Arts

Explore art from Art Appreciation and History to drawing, jewelry/metalsmithing, watercolor, painting, ceramics and sculpture, offered from introductory to advanced levels

The mission of the Visual Arts department is to inspire the creative and thoughtful investigation of studio skills, cultivate ideas, develop professionalism and encourage a life-long appreciation of the arts.  Our classes are supportive of the diverse educational and professional needs of students with a wide range of goals.

Degrees offered:

Guaranteed Transfer Courses:

  • ART 110- Art Appreciation
  • ART 111- Art History Ancient/Medieval
  • ART 112- Art History Renaissance

Sample art courses include:

  • Drawing, Watercolor, Painting, Figure Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Film, Digital, Figure, and Portrait Photography, Mixed Media, Ceramics, and Sculpture

Courses may not be offered every semester. Please refer to the current semester schedule.

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