About Music

The Music Department offers a comprehensive set of programs and services designed to give students the opportunity to study music theory, history, and instrumental and vocal practice in classroom and performance environments.

The Music program provides you with degree and transfer general education, as well as degree and transfer preparation for various music majors and minors. Choose from music appreciation and theory, instruction in specific instruments and voice, and vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as a number of courses that focus on the music of various world cultures. The full program is offered at the Ocean Campus and several selected courses are offered at the Mission center. Additionally, each semester we offer online sections in Music Appreciation, The History of Rock, Asian Music History, American Music, Jazz History and soon in the future a variety of online electronic music courses.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Music can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Music Directors
  • Music Composers and Arrangers
  • Singers
  • Musicians, Instrumental
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
  • Sound Engineering Technicians
  • Music Therapists
  • Music Teachers
  • Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities.

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.