AAS in Music Business Degree Description

Contact Music Business

Southern & Dobson

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

Program Advising

Enrollment Services
Dzintra Malins, Academic Advisor
Email:
dzintra.malins@mesacc.edu
Phone: 480-461-7262

Music Department
Alma V. Quiros, Administrative Assistant
Email: alma.quiros@mesacc.edu
Phone: 480-461-7575

The Music Business program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and Certificate of Completion (CCL).

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Music Business program offer an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for today's Entertainment industry. These programs combine a flexible curriculum with an emphasis in business, communications, technology and marketing, along with production and performance related courses.

The AAS degree and certificate allow students to personalize their programs of study by choosing from specializations, including: Business & Marketing, Music Production and Performance. Students select their area of specialization.

Learn more about Gainful Employment for the AAS/CCL in Music Business here.

Please see the suggested course sequence here.

Music Business AAS Degree Requirements

Required Courses-Major Foundations

14 Credits (Students must take each of the courses in the linked list below)
  • MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
  • MUC110 Music Business: Recording & Mass Media 3
  • MUC293 Self Promotion for Music 1
  • MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship+ OR MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
  • MUC296WA Cooperative Education 1 or MUC290AA Music Business Internship+1
  • Any MHL: Music, History and Literature Course 3

Free Electives- Major Electives

12 Credits (Students select 12 credits from the linked list of courses below)
  • TCM107 Career Pathways in the Media (HU and L) 3
  • MUC210 Advanced Industry Topics: Concert Promotion and Training+ 3
  • MUC211 Advanced Industry Topics: Artist Management and Talent Development+ 3
  • MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques 3
  • MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques 3
  • MUC138 Digital DJ Laboratory 1
  • MUC237 Electronic Dance Music Production+ 3
  • MUC145 Recording Studio Business Operations 2
  • MUC180 Computer Literacy for the Music Business+ 3
  • MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
  • MUC240 Creative Music Production+ 4
  • MUC241 Business Principles of Music Production+ 3
  • MUC274 Music Industry Study Tour 2
  • MUC294 Portfolio for Music+ 1
  • MUC298 Special Projects (AA-AC)+ 1-3
  • MUC296WA Cooperative Education 1 or MUC290AA Music Business Internship+1 or MUC291AA Disc Jockey Internship 1 (If not taken for Major Core Requirements)
  • MUC195 Studio Music Recording I OR MUC195AA Studio Music Recording I 3
  • MTC111 Lyric Writing 1
  • MTC113 Songwriting Techniques 1
  • MTC101 or Higher Level, Music Theory 3
  • MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
  • MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
  • MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAWI) +3
  • MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
  • MKT111 Applied Marketing and Social Networking 3
  • MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
  • GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
  • GBS233 Business Communication+ 3
  • ACC109 Accounting Concepts 3
  • ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3

Restricted Electives- Areas of Specialization

For the AAS degree, students must select 12 credits from the approved list of Restricted Elective courses to specialize in one area of emphasis from the following: General Business & Marketing, Music Production or Performance. Students must consult with an Academic Advisor, the Music Business Program Director, or designee to select the Restricted Elective courses recommended for each specialization.

General Business & Marketing
  • TCM107 Career Pathways in the Media (HU and L) 3
  • GBS131 Business Calculations (3)
  • GBS151 Introduction to Business (3)
  • GBS205 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business (3)
  • GBS221 Business Statistics (3)
  • GBS233 Business Communication (3)
  • MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
  • MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking (3)
  • MKT111 Applied Marketing and Social Networking (3)
  • MKT271 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • CIS103 Introduction to Social Media (3)
  • SBS221 Social Media Marketing for Small Business (3)
  • IBS101 Introduction to International Business (3)
  • IBS109 Cultural Dimensions for International Trade (3)
  • HRM145 Events Management (3)
  • ACC109 Accounting Concepts 3
  • ACC111 Accounting Principles I (3)
  • ACC112 Accounting Principles II (3)
  • ACC115 Computerized Accounting (2)
  • ACC211 Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACC212 Managerial Accounting (3)
  • ACC230 Uses of Accounting Information I (3)
  • ACC240 Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
  • CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
  • CIS114AE Excel Level I (1)
  • CIS118AB PowerPoint Level I (1)
  • CIS120AF Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level I (1)
  • CIS120AK Introduction to Digital Video Editing (1)
  • CIS120DB Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (3)
  • CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I (3)
  • MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
  • MUC274 Music Industry Study Tour (2)
  • MUC298AA, AB or AC Special Projects (1-3)
  • MUC296WA Cooperative Education 1 or MUC290AA Music Business Internship+1 or MUC291AA Disc Jockey Internship 1 (If not taken for Major Core Requirements)
  • COM251 Interviewing (3)
  • COM225 Public Speaking (3)
  • COM250 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3)
  • COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication (3)
Music Production
  • TCM107 Career Pathways in the Media (HU and L) 3
  • MUC145 Recording Studio Business Operations (2)
  • MUC180 Computer Literacy for the Music Business (3)
  • MUC210 Advanced Industry Topics: Concert Promotion and Touring (3)
  • MUC211 Advanced Industry Topics: Artist Management and Development (3)
  • MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology (1)
  • MUC240 Creative Music Production (4)
  • MUC241 Business Principles of Music Production (3)
  • MUC242 Music Genres and Styles (2)
  • MUC130 Music Electronic Components (3)
  • MUC194 Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques (3)
  • MUC195/MUC195AA Studio Recording I (3)
  • MUC196 Studio Music Recording II (3)
  • MUC295 Studio Music Recording III (3)
  • MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) (3)
  • MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) (3)
  • MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I (3)
  • MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II +(3)
  • MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques (3)
  • MUC136 Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ (3)
  • MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques (3)
  • MUC138 Disc Jockey Lab (1)
  • MUC139 Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques (3)
  • MUC237 Electronic Dance Music Production +(3)
  • MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
  • MUC237 Electronic Dance Music Production+ (3)
  • MUC274 Music Industry Study Tour (2)
  • MUC298AA, AB or AC Special Projects (1-3)
  • MUC294 Portfolio for Music (1)
  • MUC296WA Cooperative Education 1 or MUC290AA Music Business Internship+1 or MUC291AA Disc Jockey Internship 1 (If not taken for Major Core Requirements)
  • MTC111 Lyric Writing (1)
  • MTC112 Song and Melody Forms (1)
  • MTC113 Songwriting Techniques (1)
  • Any MTC Electronic Music Course(s) (1-3)
  • Any MTC Composition or Theory Course(s) (1-3)
Performance
  • TCM107 Career Pathways in the Media (HU and L) 3
  • Any MUP Music Performance Course(s) (1-3)
  • Any MTC Music Theory Course(s) (1-3)
  • Any MTC Electronic Music Course(s) (1-3)
  • Any MTC Composition Course(s) (1-3)
  • MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
  • MUC274 Music Industry Study Tour (2)
  • MUP298AA, AB or AC Special Projects (1-3)
  • MUC298AA, AB or AC Special Projects (1-3)
  • MUC294 Portfolio for Music (1)
  • MUC296WA Cooperative Education 1 or MUC290AA Music Business Internship+1 or MUC291AA Disc Jockey Internship 1 (If not taken for Major Core Requirements)

General Education Requirements

22-25 Credits (Students must take each of the courses in the linked list below)
  • Any Approved First Year Composition courses, 6 credits--Recommended: ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing ("L"- Critical Literacy)
  • Critical Reading : CRE101, CRE111 Critical Reading*, 0-3-- credits--Recommended: CRE111 Critical Reading for Business and Industry
  • Any Approved Mathematics course, 3 credits
  • Any Approved Oral Communications course, 3 credits
  • Humanities and Fine Arts, 3 credits
    • Any approved general studies course from the MCCCD Humanities and Fine Arts Area-- Recommended: TCM107 Career Pathways in the Media ("HU"- Humanities)
  • Social and Behavioral Science 3 credits
    • Any approved general studies course from MCCCD Social/Behavioral Science area
  • Natural Sciences 4 credits
    • Any Approved General Studies course from the MCCCD Natural Science Area

+Course has pre-requisite or co-requisite
* Students may test out of the Critical Reading requirement at the MCC Testing Center

NOTE: The Maricopa Community College District regularly updates and publishes a list of approved courses to satisfy the General Education requirements for AAS degree seekers. Students are responsible for verifying that their selected Gen. Ed. courses are on the approved list. Please contact Music Business Academic Advisor, Ms. Dzintra Malins with questions.

Important Notes for Returning Students:

Students enrolled prior to Spring 2014 may opt to follow either the previous degree plan if they fulfill the District policy on continuous enrollment (See District Check Sheet for previous AAS degree) or they may choose to complete the current degree plan (See District Check Sheet for current AAS degree). Returning Music Business students with questions should plan to speak with program academic advisor, Ms. Dzintra Malins, the Music Business manager, the Music Department Chair or designee in order to review current degree plans.