NASM Accredited Programs

Since 2006, The Collective has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), which sets national standards for programs of music and the institutions that deliver those programs. For students, accreditation provides a validation of the quality of the programs offered and a commitment to continual improvement.

The programs listed below are included within the scope of The Collective’s NASM accreditation. With a variety of options, these programs allow students to start at their current skill level and launch–or advance–their musical careers.

These programs are also SEVP approved for M-1 visas. For more information on applying for an M-1 visa to attend The Collective, please click here.

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PROGRAMS

1 ½ Year Diploma

For Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboard

Length: 3155 Clock Hours/ 92 Credit Hours

Start Level 2-3 | Completion Level 6

Courses: Certificate Programs A & B, Performance Musicianship Program, Elective Intensive Program (Levels 4 & 5), Advanced Performance Program (Offered in Spring or Fall Quarter only)

Purpose: This program is designed for the intermediate level student who wants to become a well-rounded, well-trained professional musician. Students in this program are expected to complete a minimum of 6 levels of musicianship, 5 levels of sight reading, and be able to perform on a level 4 in the six core styles for drums and bass, and on all standard pop and jazz harmonic structures for guitar and keyboard. Graduates receive a diploma.

Tuition: $48,000

Two Year Diploma

For Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboard

Length: 2158 Clock Hours/ 70 Credit Hours

Start Level 1 | Completion Level 6

Courses: Preparatory A & B, Certificate Programs A & B, Performance Musicianship Program, Elective Intensive Program (Levels 4 & 5), Advanced Performance Program (Offered in Spring or Fall Quarter only)

Purpose: This program is designed for the advanced beginning level student who wants to become a well-rounded, well-trained professional musician. Students in this program are expected to complete a minimum of 6 levels of musicianship, 5 levels of sight reading, and be able to perform on a level 4 in the six core styles for drums and bass, and on all standard pop and jazz harmonic structures for guitar and keyboard. Graduates receive a diploma.

Tuition: $60,500

One-Year Certificate A*

For Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboard

Length: 2369 Clock Hours/ 52 Credit Hours

Start Level 1-2 | Completion Level 3

Courses: Preparatory A & B, Certificate Programs A & B (Offered in Spring or Fall Quarter only)

Purpose: This program is designed for the advanced beginner level student who wants to improve their proficiencies in musicianship, and the performance of popular and jazz styles. Students in this program are expected to complete a minimum of 3 levels of musicianship, 3 levels of sight reading, and be able to perform on a level 2-3 in the certificate program sixteen foundation styles for drums and bass, and on all standard pop and jazz harmonic structures for guitar and keyboard. Graduates receive a certificate.

Tuition: $32,000

One-Year Certificate B*

For Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboard

2275 Clock Hours/ 50 Credit Hours

Start Level 3 | Completion Level 4

Courses: Certificate Programs A & B, Performance Musicianship Program, Elective Intensive Program (Level 4 offered in Spring or Fall Quarter only)

Purpose: This program is designed for the intermediate level student who wants to improve their proficiencies in musicianship, and the performance of popular and jazz styles. Students in this program are expected to complete a minimum of 4 levels of musicianship, 4 levels of sight reading, and be able to perform on a level 4 in the six core styles for drums and bass, and on all standard pop and jazz harmonic structures for guitar and keyboard. Graduates receive a certificate.

Tuition: $33,000

One-Year Certificate C*

For Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboard

Length: 1808 Clock Hours/ 40 Credit Hours

Start Level 3 | Completion Level 4

Courses: Performance Musicianship Program, Elective Intensive Program (Levels 4 & 5), Advanced Performance Program

Purpose: This program is designed for the advanced level student who wants to improve their proficiencies in musicianship, and the performance of popular and jazz styles. Students in this program are expected to complete a minimum of 6 levels of musicianship, 6, levels of sight Reading, and be able to perform on a level 5 in the six core styles for drums and bass, and on all standard pop and jazz harmonic structures for guitar and keyboard. Graduates receive a certificate.

Tuition: $32,000

1 1/2 Year Vocal Studies Program*

Length: 3266 Clock Hours/ 73 Credit Hours

Start Level 1 | Completion Level 6

Courses: Vocal Studies – Quarters 1 through 4, Advanced Vocal Studies – Quarters 5 & 6

Purpose: This program is designed for the beginning level vocal student who wants to become a well-rounded, well-trained professional vocalist/musician. Students in this program are expected to complete a minimum of 6 levels of musicianship, 2 levels of sight singing, and be able to perform on a level 4 in the four core vocal styles: Rock, traditional R&B/Blues, Jazz standards, contemporary R&B/Pop. Graduates receive a diploma.

Tuition: $48,000

* Pending Final Program Approval by NASM


For more information on the courses, see the links below:

The courses below are listed from most basic to most advanced. They are the smaller components made up of music courses that lead to a Letter of Completion, a Certificate, or a Diploma. Find details about each program and the music courses that comprise it by clicking below.

For Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboard
Preparatory – A
Preparatory – B
Certificate Program – A
Certificate Program – B
Performance Musicianship Program
Elective Intensive Program
Advanced Performance Program

For Voice

Review details of all vocal program quarters here.