Music Business

Music Department

Southern & Dobson

Building: MU-43
Music Department Phone: 480-461-7575

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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 Live Performance Disc Jockey Techniques.

Classes are offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters in Online, Hybrid, Open Entry/Open Exit and In-person formats.

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  • NOW AVAILABLE: The AAS/CCL in Music Business has been updated! Students can now select a personalized degree with areas of emphasis including: Performance, Disc Jockey Techniques, Songwriting, Music Production, Marketing, Communications or Business. See detailed information on the degree information page.
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  • Check the FAQs page to get all your program questions answered quickly and easily.
  • Learn more about the Music Business Faculty.
  • Learn more about our Mission: MCCMusicBusinessMission.pdf.

New & Noteworthy In Music Business

MCC Music Business students can now learn about Event Production and Promotion and Venue Management with on-campus internships at the Performing Arts Center. The PAC at Mesa Community College is now offering multiple internship opportunities in Event Production, Box Office and Venue Management. Interns may work on a flexible, part-time basis (5-20 hours per week) or may opt to work on just one or multiple events. See details here: https://www.facebook.com/mesacommercialmusic

Earn while you Learn! Music students are now able to earn college credit towards a Music Business degree or certificate while participating in the Disney College Program internship. Learn more here.

The MCC Music Business program now offers an AAS degree (Associate of Applied Science) and 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:

  • MUC145 Recording Studio Business Operations
  • MUC210 Concert Touring and Prom0tion
  • MTC113: Songwriting Techniques

Music Business Events

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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