Art, Design, & Performance

Explore Art, Design, & Performance

Start your art and design career at Mesa College. The academic programs in our Art, Design, and Performance pathway will help you hone your artistic talents in one of many exciting, creative mediums. Explore the fundamentals of traditional and digital art forms, dramatic arts training, architectural design, musical expression, movement, and so much more. We’ll help you satisfy important degree and transfer requirements, so you can achieve the educational milestones that will lead to your future career. With a strong connection to the local arts community and nearby cultural institutions, our programs at Mesa College will help you meld your comprehensive education with the professional preparation you need to flourish in your industry of choice. Let us help you design your own future in the arts community.


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Academic Counseling

Build a roadmap to success. Get help creating an educational plan that identifies the courses you need to take in the timeframe that works best for you. For anything related to your class schedule, our counselors are here to help.

Career Compass

Find a career that fits you. Answer a short survey to find a career that fits your interests and the academic program to get you there.

Career Center

Find your passion. Our career counselors will help you find your direction and connect you to work opportunities and internships to prepare you for employment.

Transfer Center

Take the next step in your educational journey. Know you want to transfer? Speak to a transfer counselor to make sure you have satisfied your requirements for transfer to a CSU, UC, HBCU, private college, or any other four-year university.


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Academic & Career Pathways

Programs, resources, and support that fit you. Our academic and career pathways are designed to help you explore related programs in the areas that interest you, and connect you to relevant resources and support. Choose what you want to do, and we will help you get there.