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Music Business II

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


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

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

What You'll Learn
  • Analyze the values, ethics, and key factors, including economic, legal, policy, audience, and consumer, that influence the creation of music related media products. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC209, MUC242, MUC293, MHL155, MGT253, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Utilize applications and tools to manage business and creative activities in the music industry. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC180, MUC209, MUC290AA, MUC293, MUC296WA, MUC298AA, MGT253, MKT110, MKT271, MTC180)
  • Create a project plan applying project management skills. (MUC209, MUC290AA, MUC293, MUC296WA, MUC298AA, MGT253)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in building relationships and networking with clients, colleagues, and organizations. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC293, MUC296WA, MUC298AA, MUC209, MGT253, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Identify opportunities for expanding creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial skills in the music industry. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC209, MUC293, MUC296WA, MUC298AA, MGT253, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Analyze and synthesize musical content for social, cultural, aesthetic and historical significance. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC242, MHL155)
  • Evaluate branding, marketing communications, and sales skills to build a music brand. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC209, MUC293, MKT110, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Investigate intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts. (MUC109, MUC110)
  • Differentiate operating structures and business types. (MUC109, MUC110, MGT253)
  • Analyze metrics and revenue data to improve business processes. (MUC180, MUC209, MUC293, MKT110, MKT110, MKT271, MGT253, MTC180)
  • Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills for diverse audiences and outcomes. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC209, MUC293, MGT253, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Assess the music industry and its role in the gig economy. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC209, MUC290AA, MUC293, MUC296WA, MUC298AA)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
MUC109Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright3
MUC110Music Business: Marketing and Monetization3
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
MUC209Music Industry Entrepreneurship3
MUC293Self Promotion for Music1
Music Industry Capstone Experience
MUC290AAMusic Business Internship (1) OR
MUC296WACooperative Education (1) OR
MUC298AASpecial Projects (1)1
Overview of Music Genres
MUC242Music Genres and Styles (2) OR
MHL155Survey of American Music (3)2-3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should work with their program advisor to select 10-11 credits from courses that align with the academic/career goals and further their development in the areas of Music Business and Marketing, Music Production, and Commercial Performance. Courses from required courses area may not be used.
Music Business and Marketing
GBS+++ Any GBS General Business course
MKT+++ Any MKT Marketing course
MUC+++ Any MUC Music: Commercial/Business course
Music Production
MTC+++ Any MTC Music: Theory/Composition course
MUC+++ Any MUC Music: Commercial/Business course
Commercial Performance
MTC+++ Any MTC Music: Theory/Composition course
MUP+++ Any MUP Music: Performance course

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