CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver

Welcome to the Performing Arts Department

The Community College of Aurora offers a variety of performing arts classes each semester in THEATRE, MUSIC, & DANCE  that are designed to meet any student's needs. Whether you are a beginner interested in trying something new or a more advanced student looking to continue your training, we welcome you to visit each of our pages to learn more about the types of courses and performance opportunities available at CCA!

Performing Arts Programs

Theatre

Music

Dance

Performing Arts Faculty

Theatre Department Faculty

Music Department Faculty

Dance Department Faculty

News & Events

  • Shooting in New Mexico, Canada

    It took Tom Dibble about six months from idea to completion to write the movie “Highly Functional,” which is now being filmed under the direction of Marc Forby ("Princess Kaiulani").

    But it’s taken the Colorado Film School adjunct more than 15 years to finally see his dream of seeing one of his scripts being made into a motion picture after numerous close calls.

  • Event free, open to public

    The Colorado Film School presents its Fall 2014 Student Show on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The show will be comprised of a two-hour viewing of CFS' best student films.

    Projects are judged by faculty in the areas of Technical Merit, Storytelling, and Originality.

  • Attempt to glean best practices

    More than a dozen educators from the Netherlands attending a national conference in Denver made a pit stop to Lowry on Nov. 4 in order to see how the structure and culture within the Colorado community college system might be applied to institutions back home.

  • CCCS cites academic rigor

    CCA's Translation and Interpretation certificate program has been cited for excellence by the Colorado Community College System not only for its work within the classroom, but also for its students' successful transition into the marketplace.

    Marketing efforts, word-of-mouth, and a revised scheduling blueprint has helped grow the program over the last year.

  • Concurrent enrollment segment reairing

    CNN featured CCA on its July 13 broadcast of "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

  • Schedule currently available

    Registration for the Spring 2015 semester began Nov. 3. The schedule of classes can be found online at www.CCAurora.edu/Schedule.

  • Rare territory for a community college

    Community College of Aurora has taken its Model United Nations program to the next level – to the national conference in New York City this March.

  • Students Receive 370% Return on Investment

    CCA's economic ImpactA new economic impact study released May 8 revealed that the Community College of Aurora’s annual financial impact in its service community amounted to $187.487 million.

  • New leadership hails cooperation

    The City of Aurora and Community College of Aurora have enjoyed a strong partnership through the years. And with Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven now in place as college president and the rest of her leadership team taking form, Mayor Steve Hogan is hopeful that the two entities can solidify the relationship to the benefit of both parties in the short term.

  • Goal: raise level of filmmaking

    Two dozen esteemed filmmakers from the world’s third-largest producer of content were embedded in an intensive four-week course at the Colorado Film School this spring. Their overarching mission: to raise professional standards for future features in Nigeria – and potentially allow their homeland to compete for international awards.

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