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Music Industry Studies

With an estimated value of $62 billion, the music industry provides countless career opportunities ranging from recording to production, live events and merchandising.  Success in the music industry is predicated on preparation, skills and experience — traits that we seek to provide to our students.

What to Expect

The Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies is designed for students who want to major in music while receiving a broad, liberal arts education. No audition is required for this major, making it the perfect choice for students who desire a career in music but may lack traditional training. A large part of the degree is based on experiential learning, with students engaging with professionals via guest lectures, interactive job site visits and shadowing, and internships.

Students must satisfy all general education requirements as specified in the chosen degree. These requirements are designed to give students broad experience in liberal arts and sciences and opportunities to develop intellectual skills in analysis and evaluation, as well as competence in written and oral communication. Course work also includes a basic education in music, along with courses in recording sciences, live event promotions and production, marketing and entrepreneurship. Studies culminate in a two-semester capstone project that draws on the student's experiences and allows them to focus on the area of the music industry that they are most strongly drawn to. 


Undergraduate Degree

B B.S. in Music Industry Studies

The School of Music has established a national reputation for artistic and scholarly excellence. An acclaimed faculty teaches undergraduate and graduate music majors, including students specializing in virtually every orchestra and band instrument and in voice, piano, organ and guitar.

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies:

  • Music Theory I-II
  • Aural Skills I-II
  • Understanding the Psychology of Music
  • Music and Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Arts Marketing

The School of Music also offers bachelor's degrees with emphases in composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, performance and piano pedagogy

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.