Academic Programs

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts provides cast members of The Young Americans with a program of study that reinforces the Young Americans’ experience of innovative and creative learning with academic rigor that advances artistry and leadership.

The integration of college courses with the leadership, performance, and travel opportunities of The Young Americans provides a rich and creative learning environment that truly allows the student to take the classroom lessons and apply them to real-world situations.

AA Performance

A two-year program of study that emphasizes artistic growth coupled with the development of leadership, cultural literacy, and a commitment to continued personal growth. The AA is musically oriented and develops a foundation of contemporary performance skills in the genres of voice, acting, and dance.

Certificate Program

A one-year program of study that serves as the training program for cast members of The Young Americans. AA seeking students complete the Music Outreach Tour Training Program in their first year and take the additional courses required for the AA Performance degree in their second year.

Which program is right for me?

Here is an overview of our program options.
All options include the opportunity to audition for YA tours.

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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS PERFORMANCE
Two-year Associate of Arts in
Performance Degree.
Interested in earning your AA?
Check out our AA program!
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AA + Partnership
Our two-year AA degree partnered
with North Central Michigan College.
Do you plan to utilize Federal
Financial Aid? Check out our
AA + Partnership program!
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Certificate Program
Music Outreach Training Certificate Program.
Interested in completing YA tour training?
Already have your degree or not
considering a degree program?
Check out our Certificate!
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International Members
These members may be accepted
as volunteer trainees within our
Music Outreach Training
Certificate Program.
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Student Perspective