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Music Production Schools in California

There are 23 California schools offering music production programs. In 2010, 620 students graduated with degrees from California music production schools. 537 of all these students graduated with certificates and 66 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 316 students graduate from programs in this state in music production each year. This accounts for approximately 16% of students who schools in the United States graduate from music production programs. More specifically, 537 students graduated with music production certificates, 66 with a degree at the associate's level, and 17 with a bachelor's level degree.

23 music production schools are located in this state. And of these, while 19 schools are public, four schools are private. Private music production school tuition varies from $18,848 to $36,622.

Average tuition for music production programs is $33,978. The highest tuition for music production programs, which is $36,622 every year, is at Loyola Marymount University, while the lowest tuition in this state is at Cogswell Polytechnical College.

California music production schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. In 2010, no undergraduate level music production students sought masters level degrees.

Music Production Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 316 students graduate from programs in this state in music production each year. This accounts for approximately 16% of students who schools in the United States graduate from music production programs. More specifically, 537 students graduated with music production certificates, 66 with a degree at the associate's level, and 17 with a bachelor's level degree.

Music Production Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 175
  • Certificate 2010: 537
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 53
  • Associate 2010: 66
  • Bachelor 2006: 11
  • Bachelor 2007: 18
  • Bachelor 2008: 13
  • Bachelor 2009: 16
  • Bachelor 2010: 17

Music Production Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 36 music production programs. Of these programs, close to 55.6% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Music Production Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 20
  • Associate: 13
  • Bachelor: 3

Career Trends

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

Music Composers and Arrangers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30830
  • 25th Percentile: 43300
  • Median: 58880
  • 75th Percentile: 81790
  • 90th Percentile: 115470

Career Trends

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

Music Composers and Arrangers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54200
  • Median Salary 2007: 56000
  • Median Salary 2008: 53240
  • Median Salary 2009: 58530
  • Median Salary 2010: 58880
  • Total Employed 2006: 2180
  • Total Employed 2007: 1570
  • Total Employed 2008: 1610
  • Total Employed 2009: 1820
  • Total Employed 2010: 2290

California vs National Music Production Employment

California vs National Music Production Employment

  • Employed in California: 11.095% (2290)

Music Production Schools in California

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1. The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles

2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
(310) 752-4700

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles offers one music production program and AI-Los Angeles, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Santa Monica, CA. AI-Los Angeles is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, AI-Los Angeles ranks second in the state of California.

2. The Los Angeles Recording School

6690 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464-5200

The Los Angeles Recording School, which is near the center of the city, is in Hollywood, CA and it offers one music production program. Overall, 55 students seek degrees in one Los Angeles Recording School program.

3. Cogswell Polytechnical College

1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 541-0100

Cogswell Polytechnical College offers one program in music production and this school, which is very close to Sunnyvale, California, is located in a rural area. Overall, 238 students pursue degrees in four programs at Cogswell. Cogswell is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering music production.

4. El Camino College - Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
(310) 900-1600

El Camino College-Compton Center is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1927. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Compton, CA. This school offers students 49 certificates and 14 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 8,729 students sought degrees from the 55 programs at this school. It offers subjects including legal assisting and cosmetology. This vocational school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

5. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College offers one music production program and it is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering music production programs.

6. The Los Angeles Film School

6363 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028-7318
(877) 952-3456

Founded in 1999, the Los Angeles Film School is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is in the center of Hollywood. It offers students four associates level degrees. In 2010, 2,083 students sought degrees from the four programs at this small school. This school offers subjects including music production and sound engineering. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

7. Los Angeles Harbor College

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
(310) 233-4000

Los Angeles Harbor College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Wilmington, CA and this school offers one music production program. 11,149 students seek degrees in 66 programs at this school, overall.

8. The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire

674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
(909) 915-2100

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 2006. AI- Inland Empire, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Bernardino, CA. AI is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including fashion design, fashion marketing, and pastry arts. This specialized college offers one certificate, three associates level degrees, and nine bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 1,938 students sought degrees from the 11 programs at AI. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits it. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

9. Diablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California and it offers one music production program. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of programs, this college is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering music production.

10. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two music production programs. More specifically, this community college offers one certificate in music production to students and one associate's level music production degree. Overall, 25,039 students seek degrees in 145 Sacramento City College programs. This college is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering music production.

11. Antelope Valley College

3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6300

Antelope Valley College is in the suburbs of Lancaster, California and it offers one program in music production. This large college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

12. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two music production programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in music production and one degree at the associate's level in music production. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of programs, it is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering music production.

13. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University offers one music production program and this school is located near Los Angeles, CA. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering music production in terms of programs.

14. Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
(909) 987-1737

Chaffey College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1883. It is located in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. It offers subjects such as sociology, chemistry, and management. It offers students 90 certificates and 78 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 19,469 students pursued degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

15. Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
(714) 892-7711

Golden West College offers two music production programs. More specifically, it offers students one music production certificate and one degree at the associate's level in music production. It is in the suburbs of Huntington Beach, California. This college is a public 2-year institution.

16. Citrus College

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
(626) 963-0323

Citrus College is in the suburbs of Glendora, California and this college offers one music production program. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering music production in terms of programs.

17. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Costa Mesa, CA. This college offers two music production programs. Out of those, this community college offers students one music production certificate and one associate's level music production degree. Overall, 24,239 students seek degrees in 167 Orange Coast College programs.

18. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. This college offers two music production programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in music production by it and one degree at the associate's level in music production. This college is a public 2-year institution. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

19. San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
(619) 388-3400

San Diego City College offers two music production programs. Out of those, students are offered one music production certificate by this college and one associate's level degree in music production. This college is in the center of San Diego. 18,549 students seek degrees in 145 San Diego City College programs, overall.

20. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1961. It is located in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. This college offers subjects such as design, art, and language. It offers 101 certificates and 99 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 19,476 students sought degrees from the 103 programs at this college. This community college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

21. Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public 2-year institution. This college is located in the suburbs of Norwalk, California. This community college offers 103 certificates and 103 associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 22,142 students sought degrees from the 103 programs at this community college. This college offers subjects such as design and human services. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

22. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College is near the center of the city. It offers two music production programs. Of those, this college offers one music production certificate to students and one music production degree at the associate's level. 26,517 students seek degrees in 179 Long Beach City College programs, overall. This college is the eighth largest institution in the state of California offering music production in terms of programs.

23. The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

1499 N. State S.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-2399
(951) 487-6752

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District offers two programs in music production. Out of those, it offers students one music production certificate and one music production degree at the associate's level. It is located in the suburbs of San Jacinto, California. Overall, 16,108 students seek degrees in 89 Mt. San Jacinto Community College District programs.

24. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College is in the center of Fullerton. It offers two programs in music production. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in music production by this college and one associate's level music production degree. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering music production.

25. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College offers two programs in music production. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in music production by this school and one associate's level degree in music production. It is in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering music production in terms of programs.

26. Cypress College

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
(714) 484-7000

Cypress College is in the suburbs of Cypress, California and it offers one program in music production. 16,153 students pursue degrees in 115 Cypress College programs, overall. This college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering music production in terms of programs.

27. MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 757-2121

MiraCosta College offers two music production programs. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in music production and one associate's level music production degree. This community college is located in the suburbs of Oceanside, California. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

28. Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
(818) 947-2600

Los Angeles Valley College, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Valley Glen, CA. It offers two music production programs. Of those, it offers one music production certificate to students and one music production degree at the associate's level. Overall, 20,667 students seek degrees in 123 programs at this college. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of California.

29. Los Medanos College

2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-2181

Los Medanos College offers two programs in music production. Specifically, students are offered one music production certificate by it and one associate's level degree in music production. This college is in the suburbs of Pittsburg, California. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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