Music Associate of Fine Arts Degree

Program Overview

Our program offers a deep dive into the world of music, encompassing theory, history, and performance, fostering an environment where your passion for music can flourish. You’ll hone your skills in critical listening, composition, and live performance, providing a solid foundation for a career in the music industry. Our instructors are accomplished musicians and educators who offer personalized instruction and mentorship, guiding you to your artistic goals.


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Students of color, making us one of the most diverse colleges in Minnesota


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New jobs each year for the next decade


Follow your Passion

Music isn’t just about hitting the right notes or mastering scales; it’s a journey into what makes you tick. This is your chance to turn up the volume on your dreams and listen to what your passion is telling you. Whether you dream of conducting symphonies, producing chart-topping hits, or teaching the next generation of musicians, following your love for music in college can set the stage for a life where your work feels like play.

Unlock a World of Career Opportunities

Getting a music degree opens the door to many jobs in the music world! Help people feel better by becoming a music therapist, planning shows as a music manager, or creating new sounds in music technology. It all starts with the music degree.  

Explore Your Creativity

Studying music opens up a new world of possibilities, whether you’re into pop, rock, classical, R&B, hip-hop, or any other genre. You’ll experiment with sounds, create unforgettable melodies, and express yourself in ways you never thought possible. Let your imagination soar and see where music can take you. 

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