PROGRAM OFFERINGS

California College of Music offers several excellent popular music programs of various lengths, in which a student can select an emphasis of voice, drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, singer-songwriter, or writer-producer. Each program is designed to help students achieve their personal musical goals in an encouraging, creative, hands-on environment. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1, which maximizes the attention instructors are able to give individual students, thereby strengthening student learning outcomes. New students take placement examinations to determine the level at which they will begin each course series.

 


 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
(VOICE, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, or KEYBOARD EMPHASIS)

6 quarters / 90 credits / 18 months

The Associate of Science in Music Performance degree program at CCM is the most in-depth and intensive program we offer. The program emphasizes thorough knowledge of musical structures, technical proficiency, accuracy, consistency, awareness, discipline, and self-confidence. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to perform in front of live audiences, and to develop a portfolio of recordings that can be used to promote themselves after graduating.  LEARN MORE / APPLY NOW

 

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
(SINGER-SONGWRITER or WRITER-PRODUCER EMPHASIS)
4 quarters / 60 credits / 12 months

The Artist Development Certificate program is designed for singer-songwriters or writer-producers who wish to spend time developing their independent creative work in the studio, building tangible musical skills, and taking electives customized to their personal interests.  By the end of the Artist Development Program, students will have the necessary tools for them to successfully promote their music in the modern industry.  LEARN MORE / APPLY NOW

 

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
(VOICE, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, or KEYBOARD EMPHASIS)
4 quarters / 60 credits / 12 months

The Certificate in Music Performance program is designed to produce musicians with masterful knowledge of their instruments as well as the business acumen to navigate the modern music industry successfully.  This program is best suited for students who seek a rigorous and challenging one-year program.  LEARN MORE / APPLY NOW

 

APPRENTICE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
(VOICE, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, or KEYBOARD EMPHASIS)
2 quarters / 30 credits / 6 months

The Apprentice in Music Performance program equips students with extensive and practical real-world skills with courses taught by world-renowned professional musicians.  The Apprentice Program is the right choice for students who wish to quickly establish a firm foundation of musicianship for dynamic self-expression.  LEARN MORE / APPLY NOW

 

PREPARATORY QUARTER
(VOICE, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, or KEYBOARD EMPHASIS)
1 quarters / 12 credits / 8 weeks

The Preparatory Quarter is designed for students who wish to establish fundamental skills sufficient to prepare themselves for collegiate study in popular music. Students who complete this program are empowered with the basic knowledge, skills, and confidence to audition for collegiate programs at California College of Music, or undergraduate programs in popular music at other institutions.  LEARN MORE / APPLY NOW