The Music program at Columbia College provides students with a core curriculum of music theory, musicianship, private study and performance. The degree integrates music study, aural skills, writing and performance in order to foster artistic and critical thinking and a broad foundation of musical skill.

Core Music classes include:

  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Applied Music-Private Lessons
  • Performance Ensemble-Choir, Orchestra, etc.

Related electives include:

  • Piano
  • Music History
  • Survey of Music: Blues & Jazz to Rock n' Roll
  • Jazz Studies

Music Majors go into a variety of careers, some examples are:

At the Associate's Level:
At the Bachelor's Level:
At the Master's/Doctorate Level:
Singer/Musician Music Educator (TK-12 w/credential) Composer
Artist Managers Music Director Orchestra Librarian
Accompanist Artist Scouting College Professor
Music Tutor Music Performance Music Publishing
Copyright Administrator

Recording Musician

Music/Copyright Attorney
Music Promoter

Music Production/Engineer

Music Therapist


Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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