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The MCC Music Business program offers students the opportunity to obtain relevant and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the Music Industry; through the study, production, marketing and management of commercial music projects and events. The program is designed to provide real-world, hands-on learning, which helps students foster a strategic and creative understanding of commercial music as both an art and a profession.
This program is offered for both the performing artist, as well as the business student with limited performing experience.
Students have the option to take individual classes or to pursue a 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Completion degree in Music Business or a Certificate of Completion degree in Live Performance Disc Jockey Techniques.
Classes are offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters in Online, Hybrid, Open Entry/Open Exit and In-person formats.
Degree-seeking students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to help plan a program of study and to determine the correct courses needed for degree completion and/or transfer. The Music Business and Disc Jockey programs offers several advising options:
FOR NEW STUDENTS: For in-person, drop-in advising: Meet with an Academic Advisor:
Advising Office, Main Campus, Southern and Dobson
Phone: 480-461-7222. Website: http://www.mesacc.edu/academic-advisement
FOR RETURNING MUSIC BUSINESS MAJORS: For in-person, drop-in advising: Go to the Music Department office in Building MU-43: several staff members are able to help provide in-person guidance M-F during normal business hours or call 480-461-7575 for more information. For online advising during Fall and Spring Semesters: email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Please expect a 48-72 response time for return emails. Email advising is not available during the summer.
If you are interested in transfer advising to attend a 4-year college program, please be sure to meet with a transfer advisor in the Advising Department at MCC before enrolling and visit the transfer opportunities page for Music Business.
The MCC Music Business program now offers a CCL (Certificate of Completion) in Professional Disc Jockey Techniques. Get information here. Learn more about Gainful Employment for the CCL in Disc Jockey Techniques here.
Learn to be a Music Producer! The MCC Music Business program is offering classes in how to be a professional music producer. Get information here.
Get advanced training for the Music Industry. Check out these specialized classes taught by music industry insiders. Get more information:
The MCC Music Business program regularly hosts industry events and Guest Lectures. Topics for Guest Lectures include becoming a successful recording studio engineer, owning your own publishing company, getting your music placed in Film and TV and the finer points of contract negotiations. See a list of recent and upcoming Guest Lectures here.
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