Music Production Schools In California

In California, there are 29 accredited schools where music production classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music production and music production training in California, which includes music production training at the following levels:

  • Music Production Certificate
  • Associates degree in Music Production
  • Bachelors degree in Music Production


Schools

  1. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  2. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  3. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  4. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  5. Citrus College

    1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, California 91741-1899

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  6. Cogswell Polytechnical College

    1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94089

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  7. El Camino College-Compton Center

    1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393

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  8. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  9. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  10. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  11. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  12. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  13. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  14. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  15. Los Angeles Harbor College

    1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397

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  16. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  17. Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565

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  18. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  19. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  20. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  21. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  22. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  23. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  24. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  25. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  26. Los Angeles Recording School

    6690 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028

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  27. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

    2900 31st St, Santa Monica, California 90405-3035

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  28. Los Angeles Film School

    6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028-7318

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  29. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Music Production Employment

California 34,520
National 167,320

Of all of the music production professionals that work in the US, approximately 22% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Music production professionals In California

27,980 30,080 34,620 34,330 34,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of music production professionals is growing in California. 6,540 more music production professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of music production professionals has grown by 23%. This is slower than the trend for music production professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of music production professionals has grown by 31% between 2006 and 2010.

Music Production VS. All Professions salaries in California

$50,155 $72,435 $75,172 $76,850 $78,472
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music Production
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In California, as the number of music production professionals is growing, the salaries earned by music production professionals are increasing. The mean salary for music production professionals in 2006 was $50,155 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $78,472 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music production professionals in California

10th percentile
$33,745
25th percentile
$45,255
50th percentile
$65,645
75th percentile
$86,035
90th percentile
$106,425

Thus, there was a 36% growth in music production professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In California state, within the field of music production, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid music production professionals earn 133% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Music production professionals and related professions in California

Music
$34,845
Music Production
$78,472
Video Production
$77,892

In California, music production professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Music Production programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
17
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
32
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As the number of music production professionals is increasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 29 accredited music production schools in California state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 11 music production graduates from music production courses in California and in 2010 there were 246 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of music production school degree or certificate graduates in California by 2136%. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned a undergraduate certificate in music production.

Music Production Faculty Salaries in California

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