Certificates and Degrees

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

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.
Commercial Music Associate in Arts Degree

Commercial Music Associate in Arts Degree

Curriculum leads to the Music: Commercial Associate in Arts Degree and provides training for those who do not plan to transfer to a four-year university or college. The emphasis is upon preparation of the performer, composer, or arranger. While most...

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Music Associate in Arts Degree

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...

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Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

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...

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Certificates

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.
Music Recording/Production Certificate

Music Recording/Production Certificate

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...

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Piano Teaching Certificate

Piano Teaching Certificate

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...

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