Is music an essential part of your life? Are you interested in a career in music?

DVC's music program is a great start! We provide a broad range of courses to expand your musical potential. Students gain a foundation for specializations in instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz performance, composition, commercial music, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and music therapy.

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Career Opportunities

The music program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Recording Artist / Musician
  • Music Educator
  • Film Composer
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Editor
  • Music Director
  • Concert Performer


Change your life with a music degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.