artist development certificate

The Artist Development Certificate program (4 quarters, 12 months, 60 credits) at CCM is designed with talented singer-songwriters and writer-producers in mind. Musicians who already possess a clear artistic vision and wish to spend time developing their work in our world-class recording studios and taking electives which match their personal interests will find the Artist Development Certificate program perfectly suited to their needs. CCM faculty members act as mentors to help students develop their own unique style, giving guidance and production tips throughout the writing and recording process. By the end of the Artist Development Certificate program, students will have completed a professionally-recorded demo and an effective press kit, preparing them to successfully promote their music in the modern industry.

We accepts students into the Artist Development Certificate program in the following emphases:

singer-songwriter

writer-producer

HOW TO APPLY

AUDITIONING

TUITION & FEES

Singer-Songwriter Emphasis

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Our singer-songwriter curriculum is designed to provide artists with the necessary compositional, production, and performance skills to elevate their original works. In the Artist Development Certificate program, you will learn the structural and stylistic attributes of popular music throughout the 20th century to the present, work with industry professionals to develop and refine your unique sound as a songwriter and vocalist, collaborate with other CCM students from various disciplines, and learn how to get started in the music business. By the end of your program, you will have a professionally-recorded demo, electronic press kit, and even a music video to use to promote yourself.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Artist Development Certificate program (Singer-Songwriter emphasis) are:

Writer-Producer Emphasis

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Writer-producers at CCM develop the compositional and technological skills to realize their artistic vision in our world-class recording studios. Through private lessons with renowned composers and producers, hands-on experience with recording technology and digital audio workstations (DAWs), intensive genre study, and collaborations with students in various disciplines, you will refine your sound and possess the skills to create works for a variety of media. By the end of your program, you will have a professionally-recorded demo, electronic press kit, and even a music video to use to promote yourself.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Artist Development Certificate program (Writer-Producer emphasis) are: