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A Pima dance group on stage

Visual & Performing Arts

Steve Jobs traced the success of the original Macintosh computer to a calligraphy class he took in college a decade before Apple first became the company it is today.  The insights he learned about the power of the arts to move people, he said, were designed into those first Macs.

Not everyone is Steve Jobs. But everyone can benefit from learning how to create images, objects, music or stage experiences. The Arts demand that students think critically while mastering the techniques of their craft so they can succeed in jobs either on a stage or behind the scenes. 

They also teach skills that employers everywhere demand: how to communicate, work in teams, and collaborate to complete projects on time, because the show must go on. Perceptive students will recognize that success lies in marketing one’s skills through networking and social media.

Anna Miller
“Pima’s instructors were and still are some of the most supportive and knowledgeable mentors I’ve had the fortune to know”
Anna Miller
AFA; Current Master's student at Yale

List of Degrees

AFA - Associate of Fine Arts

Recently Inactivated Concentrations
To prepare for a degree in one of these areas, follow a pathway in the AA degree above.

  • Music Concentration - AFA Degree
  • Theater Concentration - AFA Degree
  • Visual Arts Concentration - AFA Degree

Pima also offers several dance courses that can meet Visual & Performing Arts program requirements.


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Arts
Dean: 520.206.6690
Information Sessions

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