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certificate in songwriting & music production.


The Certificate in Songwriting and Music Production program (12 months, 4 quarters) is designed for music-makers looking to hone their songwriting, lyric writing, and production skills while developing their unique artistic voice. Faculty members act as mentors to help students along their journey of artistic self-discovery, giving guidance and production tips throughout the writing and recording process.

performance programs.

These programs are carefully crafted to provide students with a solid foundation, hands-on experience, and the guidance of expert faculty who are dedicated to helping you achieve your musical goals.

associate degree

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18 months, 6 quarters

The Associate of Science in Performance degree program (18 months, 6 quarters) is the most in-depth and intensive program offered at California College of Music. Emphasizing polished musicianship, personal artistic mentoring, and dynamic self-expression, students develop practical real-world skills and extensive musical experience, establishing and honing their own unique voice or playing style along the way.

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12 months, 4 quarters

The Certificate in Performance program (12 months, 4 quarters) is designed for musicians to establish strong musicianship skills and refined performance technique, making them prime candidates for successful futures in music. It is designed to empower musicians with practical knowledge of their instrument (voice, guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard) and its role within modern styles of popular music such as rock, pop, blues, R&B, hip-hop, and funk. 


6 months, 2 quarters

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The Apprentice in Performance program (2 quarters, 6 months) equips talented, ambitious music students with a basic toolbox full of practical musical skills, establishing an immutable foundation for future musical study. Technical development, ear training, private lessons, and live concert performances give students valuable hands-on experience in the craft of music, under the apprenticeship of highly-skilled instructors who possess both strong academic qualifications as well as impressive professional resumes.

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