PSC music students training with the best instructors and state-of-the-art equipment

Love music? Whether you want to earn a degree or certificate in music production, an Associates Degree in Music Education or Performance, are taking classes for a general education requirement, or interested in one of our performance ensembles, Prairie State College music department has something for everyone.

Music Production

Music Technology and Music Production are emerging occupations with broad responsibilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an expected growth of 18 percent nationally through 2014 and 12 percent in Illinois through 2012 for careers in music production.

PSC's Computer Assisted Music Production program is the only one of its kind in the region. The program prepares students for a career in the music and sound industry and allows them to pursue an associate of applied science degree, a certificate in music technology, or take specific courses of interest. With the recently expanded music production facilities, including a full service music studio, renovated practice rooms, and new classroom equipment, the program is attracting a large number of interested students.

Degrees and Certificates

View the curriculum for these programs in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire PDF of the catalog (1.63 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.

Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find advising guides with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The advising guides describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.


A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.


Music lovers can enjoy concerts by the PSC Jazz ensembles. Many of the concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about musical performances email Valerie Nicholson, professor of music.


Valerie Nicholson
Coordinator, Performing Arts/ Professor, Music
(708) 709- 3742
Office: 3274