Certificates and degrees differ in the time it takes to earn each, as well as the credits required in order to graduate. Each of these academic achievements are suitable for certain specific fields or career goals.
Associate degrees prepare you for employment and/or transfer to a university. Associate degree programs consist of mutiple degree-applicable units in your chosen major and the required general education courses. Generally, it takes two years to complete a degree program, on a full-time basis. Choose this pathway to transfer to a university Art program.
Music Associate in Arts Degree
The Music Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with the basic musical knowledge and academic skills to either transfer to a four-year academic institution or lead to employment in the music industry. This degree is designed to...
The Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Music AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to California State University campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Music. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students...
If you are seeking skills development and employment upon completion of requirements, the certificate program will be your choice for an educational goal. Certificate programs consist of 18 or more degree-applicable units in your chosen major. The length of the certificate programs may vary from one semester to four semesters. Choose this pathway for professional training for creative industry jobs.
Jazz Piano Teaching Certificate
The Jazz Piano Teaching Certificate provides insight into playing jazz piano and the required bouquet of skills - improvisation, knowledge of voicings, rhythmic expertise in swing and Latin styles, knowledge of accompanying, familiarity with solo...
The Music Recording/Production Certificate is designed as a four semester program to provide the technical skills and theoretical background for a career in the music recording/music production field. The certificate requires a total of 31-32 units...
The Piano Teaching Certificate is a two-semester program that is intended for anyone seeking to expand their teaching and playing skills. The certificate program is for potential piano teachers and the sequence of courses is designed to provide the...
The Applied Music Program provides students the opportunity to study privately with Fullerton College music faculty in their particular applied music discipline. Students receive one-on-one instruction and are expected to perform in a recital situation each semester.
Under the direction of Professor Nicola Bertoni, the Fullerton College Choral Studies Program has garnered a national reputation for excellence in performance and the training of future music educators throughout the state.
For both the non-major and the major alike, the Music general education courses meet university transfer requirements and allow the student to build a strong foundation of introductory knowledge to the many facets of music-making and music-study.
The Guitar Studies program at Fullerton College offers opportunities for everyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the more advanced player who wants to further their skills and knowledge.
The Instrumental Music Program offers a wide variety of ensembles in various styles for student performance. Students in these ensembles benefit from the direction of our nationally and internationally recognized faculty while also developing critical performance skills required at four-year institutions.
The Jazz Studies at Fullerton College is coordinated by Professor Bruce Babad (Instrumental) and Professor Jamie Shew (Vocal).We offer many courses and ensembles for instrumentalists and vocalists within the program to study and perform songs from the vast, rich tradition and evolution of jazz music.
Fullerton College is on the forefront of teaching the latest tools of the trade and offer classes in Electronic Music Production, Film Scoring, Recording using Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live. Third party certifications are available for Pro Tools and Logic Pro X.