CCM's composition programs provide students with a knowledge of music both past and present. In addition, students study the various analytical and compositional procedures of music. The division serves as a resource for all music students, and especially serves its own majors, enriching the already active musical atmosphere of the college.
The CCM Center for Computer Music contains several classroom studios and smaller rooms, working environments for composition, research and performance. The facilities contain 8-channel, 5.1 and stereo audio systems.
Courses cover introductory electronic music, techniques, advanced computer and electroacoustic music composition, music programming, timbre studies, multimedia composition and improvisation.