The Certificate in Guitar at California State University Channel Islands is designed to prepare individuals for a career as a professional guitarist working in a diverse range of musical styles.

Courses specifically focus on sight-reading music, technique, music theory, fret-board knowledge, ear-training, music history, repertoire and proficiency in many musical genres including jazz, classical, blues, rock, funk and other popular musical styles. The certificate will culminate with a recital/lecture or a CD recording project in their senior year.

Five easy registration steps
Program Chair
Heather Castillo, MFA
Phone: (805) 437-8969

At a Glance

  • Area of study: Guitar and music recording
  • Ideal for: Individuals who aspire to a career as a professional guitarist
  • Location: Camarillo Campus
  • Program format: Lecture and lab
  • Number of courses: 6
  • Program length: varies
  • Fees: $270 per unit (will increase to $305 in Fall 2024) 
  • Financial Assistance: Certificate Programs do not qualify for Financial Aid. Matriculated students may use Financial aid.
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