Igniting Creativity: Explore Performing Arts

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The Performing Arts Department at Bakersfield College consists of the Music, Theatre, and Dance programs, offering an AA-T in Music, an AA-T in Theatre, and a Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music. Our goal is to prepare students for furthering their studies and careers in the performing arts, infusing our communities with highly talented artists, and helping everyone that enters our classrooms and performance spaces to develop and explore themselves fully. Our nationally-renowned professors offer world-class instruction in instrumental music, choral studies, jazz studies, commercial music production, marching arts, acting and theatre tech, and more, at a fraction of the price of independent lessons.

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Phone: (661) 395-4533 | Location: Fine Arts (FA) 62

Department Chair: Tim Heasley, theasley@bakersfieldcollege.edu | Phone: (661) 395-4083 | Office: PAC 5

Pathway: Arts, Communication, and Humanities

Degree and Certificate Programs

Discover the Performing Arts Program for You

Performing Arts offers a variety of associate degrees, certificates and courses to assist you on a career path or hobby in performing. Whether you are looking to advance in your current career, start your career, begin on a path to a four-year degree, or would like to perform as a hobby, we offer programs to enhance your performance skills.

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