Associate of Art Music

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate of Art Music

A systematic course of study that fosters meaningful cultural experiences in the performance, understanding, and appreciation of the art and discipline of music.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • Applied Music I
  • Applied Music II
  • Applied Piano I
  • Applied Piano II
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Music Theory III
  • Riverside Community Symphony
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Chamber Singers
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Community Symphony
  • Vocal Jazz Singers
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Consort Singers
  • Wind Symphony
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Symphony Strings
  • Piano Ensemble
  • Advanced Guitar Ensemble
  • Class Piano I
  • Class Piano II
  • Class Piano III
  • Class Piano IV
  • Keyboard Proficiency
  • Survey of Music Literature

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition fees: $435 per unit for international students.


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to hear, identify and work conceptually with all elements of music through dictation, sight-reading, musical analysis and basic keyboard proficiency.
  • Perform standard repertoire appropriate to their performance area as individuals or members of ensembles.
  • Create derivative or original music in both extemporaneous and written form.

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

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