Associate Degrees in Music

If you are looking for a course of action following high school or you are looking to escape a dead-end job, pursuing an associate degree could be the way to go. An associate degree can be earned at a variety of institutions such as community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges and some four-year colleges and universities. What is an associate degree in music? This degree offers students… Read more

If you are looking for a course of action following high school or you are looking to escape a dead-end job, pursuing an associate degree could be the way to go. An associate degree can be earned at a variety of institutions such as community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges and some four-year colleges and universities.

What is an associate degree in music? This degree offers students a chance to prepare for an entry-level job in the music field. Students can choose different paths within the field of music. One option could be the music performance program, which allows students to learn about music theory, composition and performing. Students can usually complete the program in about two years.

Music students will have a chance to receive an education that will prepare them for a variety of jobs. Student musicians will be able to strengthen their playing skills, and writers will be able to enhance their composing skills.

The cost of an associate degree in music can vary from school to school. It is best to create a short list of the schools you would like to attend and make a few phone calls to inquire about the costs. If the cost of an associate’s degree seems too high, don’t give up. Financial aid packages are usually available.

After earning an associate degree in music, there are a few different roads you can take for employment. Churches hire music directors to run their music departments, and guitar and piano players are often hired as choir accompanists. Besides working with children and teenagers, youth ministers are often hired to take charge of praise and worship music. Students with associate degrees in music can work at schools assisting teachers. Music skills can be used to teach a variety of concepts to students.

Music students can choose many different career options following the completion of an associate degree in music. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended t ... +

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in music at a California State University. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)
Surry Hills, Australia

In a highly competitive industry, respectable qualifications and training, extensive field experience and a strong network are essential to improve your future career prospect ... +

In a highly competitive industry, respectable qualifications and training, extensive field experience and a strong network are essential to improve your future career prospects in music. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
College of Marin
Kentfield, USA +1 More

Students enter college with various experience and backgrounds in music. Furthermore, they take music courses with a variety of goals in mind. Consequently, while several of o ... +

Students enter college with various experience and backgrounds in music. Furthermore, they take music courses with a variety of goals in mind. Consequently, while several of our offerings are open to everyone, passing our Music Placement Test (MPT) or a standardized audition is required for more advanced classes. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Northwest College
Powell, USA

Music is life. That's all you really need to know. If you don't believe it, the NWC Music Program will set you straight. All day long, you'll sing, play, mix it up in large an ... +

Music is life. That's all you really need to know. If you don't believe it, the NWC Music Program will set you straight. All day long, you'll sing, play, mix it up in large and small ensembles, learn the foundations and practice an instrument or two (and yes, all musicians are required to learn piano, no matter what their music specialty is). -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Citrus College
Los Angeles, USA

This degree provides students with a foundational musical background, including music theory, history, rudimentary piano competency, performance and techniques/application.

This degree provides students with a foundational musical background, including music theory, history, rudimentary piano competency, performance and techniques/application. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
Part-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Los Angeles Film School
Los Angeles, USA

The Associate of Science in Music Production Degree Program provides an education track for individuals who would like to expand their passion for music into the production of ... +

The Associate of Science in Music Production Degree Program provides an education track for individuals who would like to expand their passion for music into the production of music for diverse media applications using today’s latest digital technology. The demand for original music content in all media continues to increase as the entertainment industry expands the use of online delivery of content and multi-media programming. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Los Angeles College of Music
Pasadena, USA

The Associate of Arts program is full-time Professional Degree that develops relevant skills in instrumental technique, performance, and musicianship (and/or music production) ... +

The Associate of Arts program is full-time Professional Degree that develops relevant skills in instrumental technique, performance, and musicianship (and/or music production) as they relate to contemporary music styles. Upper level courses personalize your experience beyond instrumental training or music production. As a Professional AA Degree, the AA program does not include general education requirements and may not transfer to another institution. However, the six quarter credits will transfer into LACM’s Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts program. You can major in Music Performance (with an emphasis in Bass, Brass & Woodwind, Drums, Guitar, or Vocals), Music Production (with an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording or Composing for Visual Media), or Composition (Songwriting). -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
 
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, USA

The two-year degree program in Music at Western Iowa Tech gives students the flexibility to apply their Associate of Arts degree to pursue a bachelor's degree in music perform ... +

The two-year degree program in Music at Western Iowa Tech gives students the flexibility to apply their Associate of Arts degree to pursue a bachelor's degree in music performance, musical theater, music education, or arts administration. Non-majors who enjoy musical performance and wish to continue their musical activity past high school are welcome in WITCC's performance ensembles, musicals, and Applied Music classes. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Manchester Community College
Manchester, USA

The Music Studies associate degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for direct employment in music-related careers or with a transfer-orientate ... +

The Music Studies associate degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for direct employment in music-related careers or with a transfer-orientated course of study towards a baccalaureate degree in the music profession. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
dBs Music UK
Bristol, United Kingdom +3 More

Whether a bedroom producer looking to break out, a DJ looking to produce more of your own tracks or even a ‘traditional’ composer looking to broaden your composition skills in ... +

Whether a bedroom producer looking to break out, a DJ looking to produce more of your own tracks or even a ‘traditional’ composer looking to broaden your composition skills in the studio, this foundation degree course might just hit the spot. It is a thorough training in creativity and composition; ideas and invention. It demands that you continually reassess the way in which you work as a musician, and expand your technical knowledge and range of production styles. Ultimately, you will be trained to be one of tomorrow’s best creative composers. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The Los Angeles Film School Online
Los Angeles, USA

Are you passionate about music? Do you have a strong desire to learn about the professional side of the music industry? With our online degree program, you’ll learn how to pro ... +

Are you passionate about music? Do you have a strong desire to learn about the professional side of the music industry? With our online degree program, you’ll learn how to produce and compose your own music and what it takes to get your songs heard. -
Associate Degrees
Full-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
HIWASSEE COLLEGE
Madisonville, USA

A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those w ... +

A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Sacramento City College
Sacramento, USA

This is the study of the theoretical elements of sound and pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation. Program offerings include coursework in music theory and aural skills, ... +

This is the study of the theoretical elements of sound and pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation. Program offerings include coursework in music theory and aural skills, applied instrumental and vocal instruction, and ensemble performance. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The King's University
Southlake, USA

The Associate of Worship Leadership degree seeks: To graduate competent musicians for the local or global church and music marketplace

The Associate of Worship Leadership degree seeks: To graduate competent musicians for the local or global church and music marketplace -
Associate Degree
Full-time
67 hours
English
Campus
 
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
San Mateo, USA

Take all your lower division harmony and musicianship classes here at College of San Mateo and then transfer to a four-year institution as an upper division music major! Music ... +

Take all your lower division harmony and musicianship classes here at College of San Mateo and then transfer to a four-year institution as an upper division music major! Music is also offered at Canada College and Skyline College. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus