An unforgettable college experience

Tailored to nurture talent in the performing arts

The Young Americans College of Performing Arts is an accredited performing arts college with a unique curriculum for future performers. Students have the opportunity to study their craft, travel around the globe, perform on stage, and help communities in the process.

Who are The Young Americans?

The Young Americans (YA’s) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1962. The YA mission is to provide education, guidance, and inspiration to young performers from any and all walks of life.

Through the performing arts college, music outreach programs and other performing opportunities, the YA’s have given aspiring entertainers the opportunity to hone their talents and the courage to expand their dreams. Many YA Alumni join our YA cast to share their talents as a contribution to the YA Mission.

Academic Programs

AA Performance Degree

Interested in earning your AA degree? We offer a two-year Associate of Arts in Performance Degree. Learn more about our AA program by clicking the link.

Certificate Program

Already have your degree or not considering a degree program? We offer a Music Outreach Training Certificate Program. Learn more info regarding our certificate program today!

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts

YACPA is the College division of The Young Americans and plays a critical role in training cast members.

A conservatory-style program, offering an Associate of Arts in Performance Degree, with emphasis options in voice, acting, and dance.

Develops technical proficiency and uses core academic courses to broaden knowledge and develop well-rounded artists.

Student Qualities

The highly practical applications of artistic growth, global awareness, and leadership that are part of the YACPA educational experience help prepare you for any professional career. Our interdisciplinary arts study builds your capacity to think critically, communicate effectively, examine your perceptive lens, and engage in creative problem-solving. 

To receive the full benefit of the programs of study students should be:

  • driven to succeed
  • highly inquisitive
  • emotionally intelligent
  • open to feedback
  • self-disciplined
  • comfortable in a high intensity learning environment

With 5 decades of history to carry forward, each new cast member is making an incredible commitment and accepting an awesome responsibility. It is a life changing experience and it all begins with an audition.