PROGRAMS & DEGREES

i OVERVIEW

Wherever you are in your music journey, we are confident that you will find the right path forward in your career at Musicians Institute. MI and MI Online offer multiple degree and non-degree options, across a multitude of disciplines from instrument performance to production and recording studies.

On this page, you can explore all of our programs and degree offerings to give you a better idea of how a music education at MI can work for you. If you cannot attend MI at our Hollywood campus, MI Online offers our same renowned, immersive curriculum to students from anywhere in the world.

i Programs

Musicians Institute offers a full range of programs focusing on the skills needed to be a successful modern musician. Starting from musical traditions and into the current trends of contemporary music, students are taught by working music professionals who introduce first-hand experience and knowledge of the industry into the classroom.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Musicians Institute’s Music Performance Programs are a unique combination of contemporary music performance and rigorous education in traditional music disciplines. Performance programs in our music college include five major instruments of study:

DEGREES OFFERED: Certificate (Non-Degree), Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music

ON-CAMPUS or ONLINE


BASS


DRUM


GUITAR


HORN


KEYBOARD


SONGWRITING


VOCAL

MUSIC PRODUCTION & RECORDING

Musicians Institute’s production programs provide students with the educational foundation for careers as producers, audio engineers, beat makers, composers for visual media including film, television, animation and games. Our production programs include:

DEGREES OFFERED: Certificate (Non-Degree), Associate of Science, Bachelor of Music

ON-CAMPUS or ONLINE


ARTIST PRODUCER ENTREPRENEUR


AUDIO ENGINEERING
(MI ONLINE: STUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY)


ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION


INDEPENDENT ARTIST


LIVE MUSIC EVENT PRODUCTION


MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR VISUAL MEDIA


STUDIO RECORDING

MUSIC INDUSTRY

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Musicians Institute’s Music Performance Programs are a unique combination of contemporary music performance and rigorous education in traditional music disciplines. Performance programs in our music college include five major instruments of study:

DEGREES OFFERED: Certificate (Non-Degree), Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music

ON-CAMPUS or ONLINE


 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

MUSIC PRODUCTION & RECORDING

Musicians Institute’s production programs provide students with the educational foundation for careers as producers, audio engineers, beat makers, composers for visual media including film, television, animation and games. Our production programs include:

DEGREES OFFERED: Certificate (Non-Degree), Associate of Science, Bachelor of Music

ON-CAMPUS or ONLINE


 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Musicians Institute’s Industry programs offer students the foundation for a successful career as a music business professional. From marketing, to royalties and the art of luthiery, students will get an extensive education to help them navigate the full industry with ease.

DEGREES OFFERED: Certificate, Associate of Science

ON-CAMPUS or ONLINE


 


 

i Degrees

Musicians Institute offers a full range of degrees and a wide variety of areas of concentration in the field of contemporary music, from Associate of Arts to Master of Music. We also have non-degree opportunities of study, including Certificates to our a-la-carte option, MI Select.

MI students can choose to pursue their degrees either Full-time (15 credits/quarter) or Part-time (7.5 credits/quarter), which we have indicated in the sections below. Please note that some offerings might differ depending on if you’re enrolled at MI Hollywood or MI Online.

MI students can choose to pursue their degrees either Full-time (15 credits/quarter) or Part-time (7.5 credits/quarter), which we have indicated in the sections below. Please note that some offerings might differ depending on if you’re enrolled at MI Hollywood or MI Online.

CERTIFICATE

MI’s Certificate is our shortest option that 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.

FULL-TIME: 6 Months – 1 Year (2–4 Quarters)
PART-TIME: 1 – 2 Years (4–8 Quarters)

BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
HORN
KEYBOARD
SONGWRITING
VOCAL
ARTIST PRODUCER ENTREPRENEUR
AUDIO ENGINEERING
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
GUITAR CRAFT NASHVILLE
INDEPENDENT ARTIST
LIVE MUSIC EVENT PRODUCTION
MUSIC BUSINESS
SONGWRITING
STUDIO RECORDING

MI ONLINE
BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
KEYBOARD
SONGWRITING
VOCAL
ARTIST PRODUCER ENTREPRENEUR
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
INDEPENDENT ARTIST
MUSIC BUSINESS
SONGWRITING
STUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS / SCIENCE

The Associate of Art/Science degrees provide more in-depth knowledge and training compared to Certificate in areas ranging from studio recording, music business, artist management, to extensive exploration of harmony, theory, songwriting, and performance techniques on a chosen instrument.

FULL-TIME: 1.5 Years (6 Quarters)
PART-TIME: 3 Years (12 Quarters)

BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
HORN
KEYBOARD
VOCAL
MUSIC BUSINESS
STUDIO RECORDING
PERFORMANCE (BASS, DRUM, GUITAR, HORNS, KEYBOARD, VOCAL) W/ COMBINED EMPHASIS IN:
AUDIO ENGINEERING
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
INDEPENDENT ARTIST
MUSIC BUSINESS
SONGWRITING

MI ONLINE
BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
KEYBOARD
VOCAL
MUSIC BUSINESS
STUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

The Bachelor of Music degree offers comprehensive coursework in the study of music theory, ear-training, keyboard proficiency, music history, arranging, conducting, audio production and business relations. The B.M. instructs students to demonstrate stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry.

FULL-TIME: 3 Years (12 Quarters)
FULL-TIME W/ MINOR: 3.5 Years (14 Quarters)

BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
HORN
KEYBOARD
SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION
VOCAL
COMPOSITION
W/ MINOR IN:
AUDIO PRODUCTION (AUDIO ENGINEERING)
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY STUDIES (MUSIC BUSINESS)

MI ONLINE
BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
KEYBOARD
SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION
VOCAL

MASTER OF MUSIC

The Master of Music degree combines the most advanced music performance training with additional study in both traditional and contemporary disciplines such as music history, theory, education, research skills, recording technology, production, business relations and online brand management.

FULL-TIME: 1 Year (4 Quarters)
BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
KEYBOARD
VOCAL

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

Our alternative programs offer options to study at MI outside of our traditional degrees. These programs can include taking MI classes “a-la-carte” style per quarter, to our weeklong summer programs.

LENGTH: 1 – 5 WEEKS
MI SELECT
SUMMER SHOT

Need help deciding what program or degree to pursue?

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from an overview of the financial aid process, to key documents you’ll encounter, and different funding sources that can help you manage costs.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why thousands of musicians from all over the world have made MI the launching pad for their careers.

ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why thousands of musicians from all over the world have made MI the launching pad for their careers.

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from
an overview of the financial aid process,
to key documents you’ll encounter, and
different funding sources that
can help you manage costs.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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 Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

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