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An Associate Degree is a postsecondary degree that is usually completed in two years and prepares students for the working world. This degree can often be earned partially or completely online, and part-time status is available for those with busy schedules.

Studying the performing arts can be as much an academic pursuit as it is a technical one. Explore the depths of the theory and practice of dance, theater, music and performance art in one interdisciplinary field.

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Irvine Valley College

The Music Department at Irvine Valley College exemplifies the spirit of outstanding traditional music education and dynamic performance. The growing music curriculum enco ... [+]

The Music Department at Irvine Valley College exemplifies the spirit of outstanding traditional music education and dynamic performance. The growing music curriculum encourages and trains students at all levels. From the general education student to the advanced performer there is a place for everyone at IVC. The IVC Chorale has earned a national reputation for innovative programming and musical excellence. The College's Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Rochford performs to huge audiences throughout the year. They have commissioned many works, performed the world, state, or regional premieres of over 30 works since 1991, and has placed students in National and Regional CBDNA Intercollegiate Bands every year since 1999. The Keyboard Department offers a vibrant program with outstanding, prize-winning faculty, top-of-the-line Steinway pianos, an Allen Quantum digital concert organ, and three harpsichords. The recently renovated stock of acoustic and digital instruments makes Irvine Valley College one of the few institutions in the area to own two Steinway D instruments on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center and studio Steinways in classrooms. Each year the department presents a busy schedule of piano, organ, and harpsichord concerts with IVC music faculty and renowned guest artists. The program offers classes in different levels (I, II, III, IV), as well as individual instruction for advanced students. Over the years, IVC music students have transferred successfully to major four-year institutions including CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, Chapman, UCLA, and UC Berkley. The school also has an active and awarded Instrumental Jazz Ensemble,... [-]

USA Irvine
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Irvine Valley College

The Theatre Department at Irvine Valley College is geared toward providing the student with a comprehensive theatre experience encompassing all aspects of acting, directi ... [+]

The Theatre Department at Irvine Valley College is geared toward providing the student with a comprehensive theatre experience encompassing all aspects of acting, directing, design, and theatre production as well as an introduction to theatre history. Students may structure their own program to suit their personal goals and experience level through enrolling in a wide range of courses as well as through participating in the theatre department's highly acclaimed productions. Strong emphasis is placed on preparing and training theatre students to meet future goals of higher education in theatre or employment in the many facets of the entertainment industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the theatre arts, acting, or technical theatre program, students will be able to... [-]

USA Irvine
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
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 2020
Full-time
67 hours
Campus
College of Marin

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 ... [+]

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. Most music classes require that a student have some skill with music notation. Music 106 is designed to provide this theoretical background. In addition, a potential music major or minor must be able to listen analytically to classical music. Music 101 serves this purpose. The Music Placement Test is advised for those who feel they have sufficient background and therefore don’t need to take preliminary courses.... [-]

USA Kentfield Novato
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley

We offer a holistic approach to the study of theatre -our students develop skills in all aspects of production, including acting, directing, design, set construction, lig ... [+]

The Hands-On Experience You Want and Need We offer a holistic approach to the study of theatre -our students develop skills in all aspects of production, including: acting, directing, design, set construction, lighting, sound, playwriting, and dramaturgy. Because we are small, we can offer all of our students a chance to be involved - as actors, directors, designers, managers, etc. You'll learn everything you need to know to be a valuable contributor to a community, professional, or four-year university theatre. Professional Connections in an Exciting Location

Cañada College is located half an hour from San Francisco, and half an hour from San Jose. These two culturally diverse and artistically vibrant cities offer exciting opportunities for those interested in starting a career in theater arts.... [-]

USA San Mateo
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Full-time
Campus
Sacramento City College

This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre tec ... [+]

This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre technology and production, and where theatre fits into both the historical and modern world of entertainment.

Career opportunities Actor Director Box Office manager Stage manager Publicist Studio Technician Skills Critique the role of the theatre arts and their relationship to other parts of society. Evaluate the historical, artistic, social, and philosophical environments in which theatre exists. Employ audition and performance skills. Develop skills to work as a technician in communit... [-]
USA Sacramento
September 2020
Full-time
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 2020
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 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
Part-time
Online
Los Angeles College of Music

The Associate of Arts program in Drum Performance is a 9 quarter part-time Professional Degree program. ... [+]

Similar to LACM campus programs, LACM Online offers an online hybrid program in Drum Performance: The Associate of Arts program in Drum Performance is a 9 quarter part-time Professional Degree program. The Drum Program curriculum for LACM Online was created by world-renowned department co-chairs Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro to improve motor skills, technique, and sound, present contemporary rhythm concepts, and develop a wide range of repertoire across all styles. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Additionally, it develops modern studio recording skills and informs students of important music business practices. This online hybrid program also includes 2 visits for intensive on-campus programming.... [-]

USA Pasadena
September 2020
Part-time
Online
Los Angeles College of Music

The Associate of Arts program in Guitar Performance is a 9 quarter part-time Professional Degree program. Students learn fundamental and advanced performance skills while ... [+]

Similar to LACM campus programs, LACM Online offers an online hybrid program in Guitar Performance: The Associate of Arts program in Guitar Performance is a 9 quarter part-time Professional Degree program. Students learn fundamental and advanced performance skills while encouraging students to express their unique voice. Our Guitar Performance curriculum emphasizes a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary. Faculty includes some of the most eminent professional working guitarists in the world, and their common goal is helping students develop professional level playings skills to utilize in the studio and on stage. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. This online hybrid program also includes 2 visits for intensive on-campus programming.... [-]

USA Pasadena
September 2020
Part-time
Online