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Top 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 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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21 Results in Music

Salzburg College

At Salzburg College, the Associate in Arts program is a 16-month course of study that covers the core materials needed to complete the first two years of a four-year bach ... [+]

The Benefits of Earning an A.A. Degree at Salzburg College Condensed, international program Unique interdisciplinary approach U.S. degree earned on site in Salzburg U.S. & European faculty Small classes Well prepared for transfer into any U.S. Bachelor Program German Language Instruction and Cultural Program (for Non-EU participants) Eligibility to work (part-time) legally in Austria during your studies Affordable tuition Language of instruction: English The Program

At Salzburg College the Associate in Arts program is a 16-month course of study that covers the core materials needed to complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree. An A.A. degree is the credential earned when a student has successfully completed a two-year course of study.... [-]

Austria Salzburg
October 2019
Full-time
16 months
Campus
The King's University

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

Program Objectives

The Associate of Worship Leadership degree seeks:

To graduate competent musicians for the local or global church and music marketplace; To produce biblically formed and theologically informed musicians; To equip gifted songwriters who compose for the Church and marketplace; To prepare skilled video, audio, and innovative media technicians; To place graduates in appropriate ministry and music industry contexts. Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Associate of Worship Leadership degree will be able to:

Organize & successfully administrate all aspects of contemporary congregational worship; Demonstrate the technical, music and leadership skills necessary for effectively leading contemporary congregational worship; Analyze problems in their field (worship leadership) and develop collaborative solutions or strategies to resolve those problems; Communicate with musicians, artists, technicians, and local church pastors through effective teaching, writing, and listening skills; Evaluate their personal strengths and weaknesses honestly in the light of biblical wisdom and regular pastoral accountability; Pastor and build biblical community among their local church musicians, artists, and technicians; Serve, contribute to, and creatively execute the worship vision of local church pastors and leaders. ... [-]
USA Southlake
September 2019
Full-time
67 hours
Campus
Sacramento City College

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 sk ... [+]

The general music degree provides the foundation for future performers, composers, educators, writers and researchers, and music therapists. Students receive training in instrumental and vocal techniques and performance, music theory, and music history. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university are advised to complete this course of study

Recommended High School Preparation

Some background in voice or instrument. Ability to read music.

Career Entertainer Arranger/Composer Producer Audio engineer Conductor Therapist Skills analyze compositions and scores. understand the elements of music: melody, rhythm, harmony, form. ... [-]
USA Sacramento
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
HIWASSEE COLLEGE

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 th ... [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond.

Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres.

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. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. The faculty and staff of Hiwassee College work closely with our students and with neighbouring colleges and universities to ensure smooth and accurate transfer of credits. The College maintains course-bycourse transfer equivalency tables with many four-year colleges and universities to ease transfer and to help the student and his/her adviser with academic program development. In consultation with advisers, students may design an individual program of study to suit their goals and interests in areas such as Allied Health, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Music, Science, and Pre-Professional. The University Parallel Associate Degree Program offered by the College can be modified in order to better meet the needs of the student and to accommodate the requirements of the senior institution to which the student expects to transfer. However, in making any modifications in a curriculum, the... [-]

USA Madisonville
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. Mixing modern technology with the more traditional skills, such as aligning and operating tape machines, us ... [+]

This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. Mixing modern technology with the more traditional skills, such as aligning and operating tape machines, using industry standard microphones and general studio skills required for industry practice supported by a good theoretical knowledge. Subjects covered include sound engineering and studio recording skills, advanced music production and listening skills, mixing & remixing, mastering, sound for moving image, acoustics & psychoacoustics, synthesis and sampling. This would be the next step for any music producer or sound engineer.

Life in the Studio

You will get a deep understanding of all the elements of working in a studio environment, including listening skills, mixing and remixing, mastering, acoustics, psychoacoustics and much more.... [-]

United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skil ... [+]

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skills, entrepreneurial vision coupled with raw talent makes the developing music professional a formidable prospect. As with all dBs Music courses we help you identify and develop these essential ingredients so that you can achieve your goals. So if you’re looking to become a performing musician who’s not only looking to write and produce music, but also to push the boundaries of live performance then this is the course for you.

The Business

Alongside the technical and creative work you will be developing your understanding of the music industry and how you can make a living from it…practicing event management, online business, budgeting and finance, management processes, career strategies, project management and PR and marketing skills.... [-]

United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

This course is for musicians and music makers who want to develop their creativity, theoretical understanding as well as the practical skills to compose, record and produ ... [+]

This course is for musicians and music makers who want to develop their creativity, theoretical understanding as well as the practical skills to compose, record and produce music and sound for TV, Film and the wider media industry. This brand new course is taught at dBs Music’s premier training centre in Camborne, Cornwall and awarded by Plymouth University. As with all dBs Music centres, students will find industry experienced staff, excellent equipment and a relaxed learning environment.

Production Techniques

During this course you will cover the areas of sequencing, audio engineering, audio editing, mixing and production techniques. You’ll be using and mastering leading software tools including Logic, Pro Tools and Ableton.... [-]

United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skil ... [+]

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skills, entrepreneurial vision coupled with raw talent makes the developing music professional a formidable prospect. As with all dBs Music courses, we help you identify and develop these essential ingredients so that you can achieve your goals. So if you’re looking to become a cutting-edge electronic music maker or a DJ who’s not only looking to write and produce music to a releasable standard but also to push the boundaries of modern electronic music production and performance then this is the course for you. Run in partnership with Cornwall College; this qualification is awarded through Plymouth University.... [-]

United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. If you want the opportunity to get into the studio, get hands-on and lay the foundations of your career in ... [+]

This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. If you want the opportunity to get into the studio, get hands-on and lay the foundations of your career in the music industry, then this degree course will be right up your street. The course is aimed primarily at students who see themselves as recording studio based producers/engineers rather than electronic producers, and covers a wide range of advanced engineering and music production techniques, as well as developing your technical knowledge of recording equipment. Whether you want to set up your own studio or into one of the many roles within the audio production industry this degree will give you the training needed.

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United Kingdom Plymouth Bristol Pool
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

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 skil ... [+]

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.

The FdA Electronic Music: Production & Composition is validated by Plymouth University and is delivered by dBs Music in partnership with Tor Bridge High.... [-]

United Kingdom Plymouth Bristol Pool
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

Live sound is one of the fastest growing areas in the field of music technology and sound engineering. This exciting two year degree course is very practical, with a focu ... [+]

Live sound is one of the fastest growing areas in the field of music technology and sound engineering. This exciting two year degree course is very practical, with a focus on the skills needed to progress into a successful career in Live Sound, such as mixing technologies, acoustics, equipment operation, analogue and digital live sound production, listening skills and professional practices.

The majority of the course takes place in our own venue, the 400 capacity dBs Live in the centre of Plymouth. The course is validated by the University of Plymouth and is delivered by dBs Music in partnership with City College Plymouth.

Hands-on

As with all dBs Music courses you will spend most of your study time with your hands on the very best gear. You will be working in real venues with real sound engineers. This gives passionate students the opportunity to see working engineers do their thing and opens possibilities for actual working relationships with experienced live sound specialists.... [-]

United Kingdom Plymouth Bristol Pool
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Full-time
2 years
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Manchester Community College

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-orie ... [+]

Music Studies, A.A. Program Design

The Music Studies associate degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for direct employment in music-related careers (i.e., music retail, faith-based music worship services) or with a transfer-orientated course of study towards a baccalaureate degree in the music profession.

The Music Studies program also serves an ever-expanding population of diverse students seeking personal enjoyment in the study of music. Students may enroll in the program full- or part time. The credentialed music staff brings an understanding of the community college student to their teaching approach.

Curriculum

The curriculum has been revised as part of the process in seeking national accreditation as a school of music. Additions to the curriculum in the areas of music theory, ear training, piano and history align the program offerings with the first two years of a four-year accredited music degree program.... [-]

USA Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Five Towns College

This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers ... [+]

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $40,690 Books and supplies: $2,600 On-campus room & board: $25,530

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

International Scholarships

International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are renumerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Los Angeles Film School Online

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 t ... [+]

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.

The Music Production Associate of Science degree program is a 60 semester credit hour degree program that is delivered 100% online through our unique Learning Management System (LMS)—a secure web-based platform that employs modern multimedia technologies and is accessible 24 hours a day via the Internet. Online students use this system to view video content, receive and submit project work and assignments, take tests and quizzes, communicate with instructors and classmates, and review grades and course progress. Our online learning environment utilizes a combination of interactive and web-based media to create a variety of instructional materials in support of dynamic, self-directed, and collaborative learning activities. These activities can provide students with a more diverse range of learning options and promote more meaningful collaboration between students and instructors.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
18 months
Online
Los Angeles College of Music

The Associate of Arts program in Music Producing & Recording is a 9 quarter part-time Professional Degree program. ... [+]

Similar to LACM campus programs, LACM Online offers an online hybrid program in Music Producing and Recording: The Associate of Arts program in Music Producing & Recording is a 9 quarter part-time Professional Degree program. Students learn the historical and technical background they need to compete in the world of music production, and also develop the necessary tools and techniques needed to take ideas to the next level. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. This online hybrid program also includes 2 visits for intensive on-campus programming.

Admission Requirements

High School Juniors, Seniors, and Graduates may apply to the Associate's Degree and Diploma programs at LACM Online. Please visit our admissions webpage for a detailed description of application requirements. Requirements will include a musical Reference and Official Transcripts. International students are required to submit TOEFL score of 70 or higher.... [-]

USA Pasadena
September 2019
Part-time
Online