CCL in Music Business

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 music industry. These programs combine a flexible curriculum with an emphasis in business and marketing, along with music industry 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.

Music Business Certificate of Completion (CCL) Requirements

Required Courses-Major Foundations

11 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
  • MUC290AA Music Business Internship+1 OR MUC296WA Cooperative Education 1

Restricted Electives- Areas of Specialization

For the CCL, students must select 15 credits from the approved list of Restricted Elective courses to specialize in one area of emphasis from the following: General Business and 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.

Music Production
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
  • 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)
  • Any MTC Electronic Music Course(s) (1-3)
  • Any MTC Music Theory Course(s) (1-3)
  • MTC110 Music Notation for Songwriting (1)
  • MTC111 Lyric Writing (1)
  • MTC112 Song and Melody Forms (1)
  • MTC113 Songwriting Techniques (1)
  • 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 Introduction to Electronic Music Production Techniques for DJ (3)
Performance
  • Any MUP Music Performance Course(s) (1-3)
  • Any MTC Music Theory Course(s) (1-3)
  • MUC274 Music Industry Study Tour (2)
  • MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
  • 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 Business & Marketing
  • MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
  • MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking (3)
  • MKT210 Applied Marketing Strategies (3)
  • MKT271 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • MKT263 Advertising Principles (3)
  • MKT267 Principles of Salesmanship (3)
  • MKT268 Merchandising (3)
  • MKT273 Marketing Research (3)
  • MKT151 Display and Visual Merchandising (3)
  • GBS131 Business Calculations (3)
  • GBS151 Introduction to Business (3)
  • GBS205 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business (3)
  • GBS221 Business Statistics (3)
  • IBS101 Introduction to International Business (3)
  • IBS109 Cultural Dimensions for International Trade (3)
  • HRM145 Events Management (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)
  • BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications (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)
  • COM150 Digital Storytelling (3)
  • COM251 Interviewing (3)
  • COM225 Public Speaking (3)
  • GBS233 Business Communication (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)

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 CCL) or they may choose to complete the current degree plan (See District Check Sheet for current CCL).

Returning Music Business students with questions should plan to connect with dedicated, program academic advisor, Ms. Dzintra Malins, the Music Business manager, Department Chair, or designee in order to review current degree plans.

Degree Requirements for the AAS degree here.