By completing the degree or certificate requirements, students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of the music and/or entertainment industries. The degree provides students with a comprehensive foundation in music theory, history, and performance. This is achieved through a structured training program which includes solos, ensembles, musicianship, basic vocal, keyboard, and technological skills. Completing the certificate requirements prepares students for entry-level positions in music merchandising, audio for film/video production, computer music synthesis, songwriting, and recording engineering. Students will demonstrate proficiency throughout the program by analyzing, writing, interpreting, and performing pieces of music, or through demonstrating skills in music technology. Program assessment is measured by juried and public performances, program completion, transferability, and periodic program review.
A.A. Degree and Certificate of Achievement