Prepare for a career as a performer by training with professional musicians. Gain confidence through a broad range of performance experiences, including with bands, ensembles, choral, opera and musical theater, as a soloist and more. Master foundational knowledge of music theory.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
94 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of music theory
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in vocal or instrumental music performance
  • Identify current trends and industry standards affecting the field of music performance

Careers & Opportunities

The local industry is projected to remain stable over the next decade with support from a variety of music, television and audio recording studios. Graduates are hired to be performers in choruses, bands, orchestras, dance, opera and theater groups.

Potential employers include: These positions are available in local orchestras, ballets, and a variety of theater or dance productions companies. Many performance artists work on a freelance or contract basis.