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 Communication, Theatre, Music and 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

Communication

News & Events

  • Contributions to profession cited

    CCA's Maria Halloran on Nov. 15 received the Gladys Doty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession at the annual Fall CoTESOL Convention. The board of CoTESOL (Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) unanimously approved the award. Fellow CCA faculty members Daniel Schweissing and Chris Tombari made speeches on Halloran's behalf.

  • 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.

  • Available books jumps by millions

    Community College of Aurora in collaboration with Aurora Public Library is the first higher education institution in the United States to employ new technology that provides students access to over 30 million library holdings, while affording direct access to items in and around its own home state.

  • Loyola-Chicago recognizes work

    Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven, presdent of the Community College of Aurora, was awarded a distinguished alumna award from Loyola University Chicago, where she completed her doctorate studies.

  • Foundational approach adopted

    The Art & Design program at CCA wants its students to “think differently” than they have previously about their craft.

  • Theater, music take center stage

    CCA presents its annual spring Performing Arts Weekend at the Larry D. Carter on CentreTech campus May 1-2.

    Friday's showcase will focus on theater performances, including scene selections from contemporary plays by Acting I students, and Acting 2 students tackling an excerpt from "Marcus is Walking" by Joan Ackermann.

  • Three different offerings available
    American flag rippled

    Registration slots are open beginning Jan. 3 for several classes at the Aurora Language Center on Lowry campus at 9202 E. Severn Place, Denver.

  • College to launch PCT program

    Community College of Aurora has been selected as one of 17 colleges nationally from 90 applicants to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and Able project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 

  • 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.

  • Mays featured April 30

    This spring's Open Mic Night will include a very special guest, as Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays will perform as part of the April 30 event.

    The evening of laughter, music, mocktails and artistic expression runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Student Centre Rotunda (S100) on the CentreTech campus.

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