A.A.S. Music Business

Students will:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate competency in an entertainment industry workplace environment.

Recommended Sequence

First Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
BUS101 Introduction to Business 3
MUS152 Introduction to the Music Business 3​
MUS163 Careers in Music 3
MUS..​ Music Elective​ 2-3
MUA1… Performance Ensemble I** 2
…. Humanities Elective*** 3
WRT101​ English Composition I 3​
​ ​ 17-18

Second Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS252 Music in the Marketplace 3
MUS… Music Elective* 3
Business Communications or
Information Technologies Elective or
Communication Elective
COM101​ Mass Media of Communication​ 3
English Composition II or
Technical Writing
​ ​ 15

Third Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS262 Concert Promotion & Production​ 3
MUS… Music Elective* 3
BUS105​​ Business Communications 3
ECO101 Macroeconomics 3
Math/Computer Science or
Natural Science/Technology Elective​
​ ​ 15-16

Fourth Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS462 Co-Op Work Experience (Music) 3
ACC110 Financial Accounting 2
Business Elective
Information Technologies Elective
Communication Elective
MUS… Music Elective* 2-3
Humanities Elective​ 3
General Education Elective*​ 3
​ ​ 17

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s)

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic
Skills Placement Test.