Mesa Community College students who receive their Associate in Arts degree in Dance may choose to transfer to a four-year university for further studies in Dance and/or related fields or other four-year programs. Students may choose to use their AAFA degree to help prepare them for careers such as performers in the entertainment industry working in professional dance productions for theme parks, cruise ships or with professional dance companies. Students may use their degree for careers as choreographers and teachers for dance studio and community programs.
General Studies Core Requirements (35 credits)
Literacy and Critical Inquiry (3 credits)
Mathematical Studies (6 credits)
Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credits)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Natural Sciences (8 credits) 2 lab sciences required
SQ (4 credits) and SG-BIO160 or BIO201 (4 credits).
Students cannot take 8 credits of SG to meet the natural sciences requirement.
Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (0-3 credits)
(C) May be shared wit one of the core classes
Historical or Global Awareness (0-3 credits)
(H) or (G) May be shared with one of the core classes
Additional MCCCCD Requirements (0-6 credits)
Fine Art Requirements - Dance (29 credits)
Part I (11 credits)
Part II (9 credits) - Must attain level III competency in Ballet and Modern Dance
Part III (9credits) Restricted Electives