Academic Programs / Music, Speech, Theatre



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Music - AA
Speech - AA
Theatre - AA


Associate of Arts

Fine Arts at Highland


The associate of arts music program (AA) offers students artistic and educational development in music performance or music education. By utilizing HCC’s state-of-the-art computerized music labs, students
discover their artistic potential. This program is designed for the student intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree in music. Students have the opportunity to perform with the popular Royal Scots, Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, and/or Concert Band.


The speech program (AA) explores the exchange of ideas and messages at the interpersonal, small group, public address, and mass communication levels. HCC recognizes the importance of developing communication skills and educating students in this field. This program is designed for the student intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The Highland Forensics team competes locally, and at the regional, state, and national level.

The theatre program (AA) curriculum challenges students to enhance their theatrical talents and knowledge. The program includes performance and
technical aspects of theatre. Theatre instructors not only teach theatre; they are experienced actors. This program is designed for the student intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Possible Career Paths
Following completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree in music, the most common job opportunities entered into are elementary teachers, high school teachers, college instructors, musical performers, and choir directors.

Graduates of four-year baccalaureate programs with a speech major typically are employed in marketing and sales, teaching in secondary schools and colleges, radio/television, industrial/management training, public relations, and human resources.

Graduates of four-year baccalaureate programs in theatre are typically employed with educational institutions, community theatres, social agencies, religious organizations, professional theatres, and radio/

Our Music, Speech and Theatre Faculty:

Melissa Entzminger, Speech faculty
Allen Redford, music faculty and director of choral music
Alan Wenzel, speech and communications faculty
James Yeager, speech faculty

Music, Speech and Theatre Scholarship Opportunities:
Mildred Ferguson Fine Arts Scholarship
Brandon Hoefle Memorial Scholarship
Eduard Buss Fine Arts Scholarship

View all of our scholarships here.