Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts

Welcome to the Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts department at Lamar State College Port Arthur! This program is designed to prepare students for successful careers as musicians, music production professionals, graphic designers, and additional careers in the music and performing arts industries.

Unlock a World of Opportunities

Graduates of our Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts program can pursue a diverse range of career paths, from session musician and music producer to graphic designer and songwriter (should have different jobs here). With the skills and experience students gain, they will be well-equipped to excel in various industry positions across entertainment venues, recording studios, advertising agencies, and beyond.

Gain Unparalleled Expertise

With small class sizes and dedicated faculty, students receive personalized instruction using the same professional instruments, materials, and techniques employed in the commercial music, visual and performing arts industries. Courses cover everything from instrument proficiency and ensemble performance to music technology and studio recording, ensuring students are fully prepared for a wide range of music-related careers.

Our music degree programs balance traditional and contemporary music instruction with courses in piano, ear training and sight singing, applied lessons and performance ensembles. Additionally our Audio Engineering and Audiovisual Production courses utilize state-of-the-art recording studios and dozens of digital audio workstations featuring the latest industry-standard technology recording and production software including Avid Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, Cubase and more.

The program offers various degrees and certificates. Each degree/certificate is carefully structured to feature small class sizes with experienced and supportive faculty in a hands-on learning environment. Students get practical experience the very first week they enter the program. Knowledgeable faculty members are skilled industry professionals who bring real world experience into the classroom. 

Contact us to tour the facility, meet with faculty, and get start planning your future!

Degrees & Certificates


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