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Music Business I

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Music Business I is designed to provide aspiring music industry professionals with a broad background in music management, production, and entrepreneurship activities. The program combines foundational and applied learning experiences to help students gain a strategic understanding of commercial music as both an art and profession. There is a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Music Business II available as well as an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Music Industries: Music Business.


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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Business I (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Summer 2021

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Identify the values, ethics, and key factors, including economic, legal, policy, audience, and consumer, that influence the creation of music related media products. (MGT253, MKT271, MTC180, MUC109, MUC110, MUC293)
  • Identify applications and tools to manage business and creative activities in the music industry. (MGT253, MKT271, MUC109, MUC110, MTC180, MUC180, MUC293)
  • Create a project plan applying project management skills. (MGT253, MUC293)
  • Identify ways to build relationships and network with clients, colleagues, and organizations. (MGT253, MKT271, MUC109, MUC110, MUC293)
  • Identify opportunities for expanding creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial skills in the music industry. (MGT253, MKT110, MKT271, MUC109, MUC110, MUC293)
  • Describe branding, marketing communications, and sales skills to build a music brand. (MKT110, MKT271, MUC109, MUC110, MUC293)
  • Describe the significance of musical content for social, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC293)
  • Investigate intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts. (MUC109, MUC110)
  • Differentiate operating structures and business types. (MGT253, MUC109, MUC110)
  • Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills. (MGT253, MKT110, MKT271, MUC109, MUC110, MTC180, MUC180, MUC293)
  • Assess the music industry and its role in the gig economy. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC293)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking (3) OR
MKT271Principles of Marketing (3)3
MUC109Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright3
MUC110Music Business: Marketing and Monetization3
MUC293Self Promotion for Music1
MTC180Computer Literacy for Musicians (3) OR
MUC180Computer Literacy for the Music Business (3)3
Note: Students who have not already completed MTC180 must take MUC180

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