Degree Options

Musicians Institute offers a wide variety of degrees and areas of concentration in the field of contemporary music. Study music with some of the best working musicians in the world.

  • Bachelor of Music, Associate of Arts degrees and Certificates in Performance for Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, and Vocals.
  • Entertainment Industry Program Certificates or added emphasis to Performance AA’s in Audio Engineering, Independent Artist, Music Business, Guitar Craft and Film.

  • Bachelor of Music

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    Musicians Institute’s challenging Bachelor of Music in Performance (Contemporary Styles) is a unique degree program combining contemporary music performance with rigorous training in traditional music disciplines...

  • Associate Degrees

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    MI’s Associate of Arts in Performance degree (six quarters/90 credit units) provides technical skills, musical knowledge and live-show experience that prepares students for a wide range of creative opportunities as professional musicians. Separately, the Associate of Science in Music Business degree prepares students with a strong foundation to become music industry professionals in areas such as record labels, music publishing, artist management, touring, entrepreneurship and more.

  • Certificate


    MI’s 60-credit-unit, four-quarter Certificate in Performance program provides you with a broad foundation of musical knowledge, technique and practical experience that prepares you for virtually any style of contemporary popular music performance.

  • Non-Certificate


    The MI Select Program (Non-Certificate Training in Music Performance) is designed to allow you to create a full-time, ten-week program by choosing from available lessons, classes, performance workshops and other activities. Enrollment is available at the beginning of any quarter and may be repeated for additional quarters.

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