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MCC's accredited 2-year program features inexpensive tuition, Federal financial aid, top-tier professional faculty, Industry internships in L.A., New York and Nashville and transfer opportunities to 4-year colleges. We offer a range of online and in-person classes and degrees in Music Business and Disc Jockey Techniques. Learn more about Gainful Employment for this major here.

MUC109

Merchandising and The Law

provides an overview of the professional structures and practices of the music entertainment industry including music publishing, artist management, promotion, and merchandising. Also includes an in-depth look at copyright, trademark, licensing and contracts. More information available here.

MUC110

Recording Industry and Mass Media

focuses on the foundations of the recorded music business including market structure, business relationships, distribution, promotions, and marketing strategies at major and independent record labels. This course will also examine the business and marketing aspects of recorded music in broadcast/commercial media, such as Radio, Film and Television. More information available here.

MUC295AA

Self-Promotion for the Music Industry

provides tools students will need to develop their own promotional materials. Students will develop personalized and targeted promotional plans for social networking, merchandising, printed and electronic press kits. Students can choose to develop materials for marketing their performing careers or for obtaining employment opportunities. The course will address basic business communication skills, interviewing skills, workplace performance evaluation, career-building strategies, and networking techniques. Learn more here.

MUC209

Music Industry Entrepreneurship

addresses the creation, assessment, and operation of new and emerging ventures in the music industry. Students will learn about planning, starting, and running their own, profitable music-related business. They will also develop web marketing and promotional savvy as they navigate online research, marketing, e-commerce and messaging tools in service of their entrepreneurial vision. Find out more here.

MUC210

Concert Promotion and Touring

is a hands-on course where students learn the advanced aspects of concert promotion, touring and festival production. Students will learn about marketing, planning, operations, talent buying, and budgeting for profitable and successful music-performance stage shows and tours. This course is designed for people seeking a career in concert promotion or artists and bands looking to learn inside tips for getting more gigs. Details here.

MUC211

Artist Management and Talent Development

will teach students how to effectively promote, build a fan base, get radio airplay, plan tours, increase audience draw at shows, and land festival gigs for artists under management. Students will learn think strategically in developing creative talent and crafting long-term career plans for musicians, performing artists and bands. This course is designed for people seeking a career in artist management or artists and bands looking to learn inside tips for managing their careers. Learn more here.

MUC135

Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques

will teach students the basics of getting started as a professional Disc Jockey. Students will be introduced to the creative, business and legal aspects of being a DJ. Course consists of lectures and some hands-on practice with top of the line professional DJ equipment. This course is designed for people interested in learning more about what it takes to be a professional DJ. Learn more here.

MUC145

Recording Studio Business Operations

takes students to the top recording studios in the Valley to gain first-hand insights, from experienced professionals in the recording industry. Students learn about the business aspects of owning and operating their own recording studios. This course is ideal for students who are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship in recording. Learn more here.

MUC137

Digital DJ Techniques

focuses on new digital technologies available to Disc Jockeys. Students will learn and use Serato, Ableton Live, Tracktor Scratch and other hardware/software to create professional quality mixes. This course is ideal for students who are interested in learning to master technology as part of their professional DJ practice.Learn more here.

MUC297AB
MUC290AA
MUC291AA
 

Music Industry Internships

offer the opportunity to gain real-world experience via professional training in music venues, management agencies, record companies, disc jockey companiesand other music industry-related firms. These career-oriented practicum courses put students at work with industry insiders and provides professional networking opportunities. Find out more.

MTC111  

Lyric Writing

is hands-on Workshops with Grammy-Award winning producer and songwriter, Robb Vallier. More information is available for MTC111 here.

MTC113

Songwriting Techniques

is a hands-on Songwriting Workshops with Grammy-Award winning producer and songwriter, Barry Goldstein. More information is available for MTC113 here.

The Music Business Program at MCC regularly updates our course offerings on an on-going basis. Additional courses in Music Production, Music Technology, and Computer Literacy may be available for enrollment. See a complete list of Commercial Music courses here: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/search_course_index.php

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