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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.

Details

Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Music Business I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5106
Total credits required
16
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2022
Notes

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

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify the values, ethics, and key factors, including economic, legal, policy, audience, and consumer, that influence the creation of music related media products.
  2. Identify applications and tools to manage business and creative activities in the music industry.
  3. Create a project plan applying project management skills.
  4. Identify ways to build relationships and network with clients, colleagues, and organizations.
  5. Identify opportunities for expanding creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial skills in the music industry.
  6. Describe branding, marketing communications, and sales skills to build a music brand.
  7. Describe the significance of musical content for social, cultural, and aesthetic contexts.
  8. Investigate intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts.
  9. Differentiate operating structures and business types.
  10. Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills.
  11. Assess the music industry and its role in the gig economy.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

$58,820

* Wage information sourced from the . Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Critical course Gateway course 3
Critical course 3
or
or Students who have not already completed must take . CS or CS 3
1
or
or 3
3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Critical course Gateway course 3
or
or Students who have not already completed must take . CS or CS 3
or
or 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Critical course 3
1
3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.