Theatre Arts and Dance Degrees & Certificates


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Associate of Arts: Theatre

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.

This Theatre AA Designated Degree will transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.


Please click here to view Theatre Arts certificates.

  • Costume Basics Certificate
  • Advanced Costuming Certificate
  • Stagehand Basics Certificate
  • Stagehand Applications Certificate
  • Stage Makeup Certificate
  • Musical Theatre Performance Certificate
  • Writing for Stage and Screen Certificate
  • Choreography Certificate

Career Paths / Options in Theatre Arts

  • Producing
  • Management
  • Agents
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Coordination of Volunteers
  • Administration of Arts Programs
  • Box Office Sales
  • Scriptwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Journalism
  • Publicity (Press Agents)
  • Research
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Costume Design
  • Camera Operation
  • Hair/Make-up
  • Special Effects
  • Wardrobe
  • Prop Management
  • Broadcast Technology
  • Riggers
  • Electricians
  • Set Design/Construction
  • Property Design
  • Direction
  • Technical Direction
  • Casting
  • Stage Management
  • Support Staff

A degree in Theatre Arts opens the door to:
Entry-level professional theatre employment in performance and as entertainment industry technicians; performance and technical support in film and television production; costume design and construction; set construction; lighting and set design and implementation.  It also assists in developing students for careers in interior design, fashion, and creative writing.

Plans of Study and Course Sequencing

Plans of Study are rigorous, articulated academic "road maps" to your career goals, commencing in ninth grade and leading to certificates, licensure, degrees and beyond.

Course Sequencing Guides are suggested scheduling guidelines developed by RRCC programs which help you to complete your certificate or degree in a timely manner.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.


About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.