Locations: CA-Long Beach
Degrees: Associate's, certificates
Programs: Management, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Commercial Music, Radio/TV, Film, and more (nearly 100 total)
Tuition Range: $500 - $3,400 per Semester
Situated in Long Beach, California, Long Beach City College is a large community college enrolling over 28,000 students. The school offers a wide range of associate’s degree and vocational certificate programs, in fields of study ranging from Business to Art to Aviation Maintenance. Included in the school catalog are a number of media and art-related programs. The Art & Photography Department, for example, includes studies in Graphic Design and Computer Art, while the Music, Radio & TV Department includes numerous certificate and degree programs in Radio, Television, and Commercial Music, with optional concentrations on Record Producing and Recording Engineering, Radio/TV Broadcast News, Radio/TV Producing, and more. Additional media-related programs include Film, Interior Design, and even Fashion Design.
Long Beach Community College operates on a typical academic structure, so plan on 2 years to complete an associate’s degree. Certain degree plans are transferable toward bachelor’s degrees at other schools, as well. Tuition is very modest, especially for California residents, who pay a mere $36 per credit, not including fees. Non-California residents pay an additional $183 per credit.
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