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1801 Music Industry: Career Associate

The program provides students with experiences in the classroom, MIDI computer lab (Harrisburg Campus), professional studio production at off-campus locations, and internships. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Since 1992, ACBSP is the only nationally recognized organization that grants regional accreditation to two- and four-year colleges and universities. The complete program is only available at the Harrisburg Campus. Some of the required courses are available at the Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York campuses, as well as through Virtual Learning.

Graduates of the program are prepared for careers in music marketing, retailing, wholesaling, music publishing, licensing, concert promotion, arts promotion, recording production and distribution technology in the entertainment field.

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

  • Prepare and deliver oral and written presentations on music business concepts
  • Develop skills in applied critical thinking and decision making
  • Integrate various research methods to collect and analyze music marketing data in order to design music marketing strategies
  • Identify the skills, concepts, and methodologies necessary to manage the legal, financial, artistic, and ethical issues that face the contemporary music business professional
  • Identify the basic functions and business interrelationships that occur among the numerous business entities that exist within the music business industry
  • Perform and function as a team member
  • Compare and contrast basic foundational knowledge of music languages and genres
  • Investigate changes in the music business, music media, and music management and distribution environments
  • Utilize appropriate software and music technologies in order to complete audio and recording production assignments
  • Demonstrate functional mastery of necessary collaborative skills by completing a final music industry internship
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Albright College - Accelerated: Business Related (pdf)
Eastern University Central PA: Business Administration or Organizational Leadership (pdf)
Lebanon Valley College: Music Business or Recording Technology (pdf)
York College of Pennsylvania: Music Industry and Recording Technology (pdf)
Scholarships Available:
Please check the full Scholarships listing for additional info.
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