Music Business Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.MUSC.BUS

The Certificate in Music Business is recommended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers utilizing music business knowledge upon completion of the certificate. Students complete classes covering business, copyright, music publishing, record companies, artist management, concert promotion, marketing, and career opportunities in the music industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and research career options in the music industry and develop promotional materials and interview skills for workforce opportunities.
  • Explain the contemporary structure of the music industry, including music publishing, record production, artist management, and concert promotion.
  • Explain the role of new media and technology in the recording and concert industries and apply this knowledge to the development of production and marketing plans.
  • Exhibit entrepreneurial skills and an understanding of the history of the music industry.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of copyright law, publishing, contracts, and licensing.
  • Explain and apply knowledge of the marketing, promotion, and merchandising of music products.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of management, law, and accounting as it applies to the music industry.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Music Elective 3
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

MUS-152Introduction to Music Business

3

MUS-163Careers in Music

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

BUS

INF

COM 
Business Elective 
or 
Information Technology Elective 
or 
Communication Elective
 3
  General Education Elective* 3
  Free Elective  3
MUS-252Music in the Marketplace

3

MUS-262Concert Promotion and Production

3

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective*  3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

  Music Elective  3
BUS

INF

COM 
Business Elective 
or 
Information Technology Elective 
or 
Communication Elective
 3
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

MUS-152Introduction to Music Business

3

MUS-163Careers in Music

3

MUS-252Music in the Marketplace

3

MUS-262Concert Promotion and Production

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 30

Total Credit Hours: 30

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.