Music Business Certificate

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.

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​ 3
WRT101​ English Composition I 3​
​ ​ 15

Second Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS252 Music in the Marketplace 3
MUS262 Concert Promotion and Production 3
Business Communications or
Information Technologies Elective or
Communication Elective
General Education Elective* 3
Free Elective ​ 3
​ ​ 15


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.