Music Industry Programs

Contact Music Business

Alexandra Perdue

Program Director
P. 480-461-7403

Alma V. Quiros

Administrative Secretary
Music/Performing Arts Center

Southern & Dobson

Building: MU 43

Degrees and Certificates

Music Industry Bachelor's Degrees

AAFA in Popular Music (Performance & Production emphasis) Contact or 480-461-7164 or 461-7575. See detailed degree requirements for the AAFA, Specialization 2:

AAS Degree in Music Industries/Music Business (Business emphasis) See detailed degree requirements:

CCL I in Music Business (not eligible for Financial Aid) See detailed certificate requirements:

CCL II in Music Business See detailed certificate requirements:

Credit for Prior Learning

Do you have experience in the Music Industry? If so, you may be eligible to receive course credit based on your prior knowledge and expertise.

The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to the idea that people deserve credit for college-level learning, no matter how it was acquired. Many people have developed learning outside of the traditional classroom. This process is referred to as Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA. Learn more about receiving college credit for your music industry knowledge:

Music Business- Academic Advising Information

All Music Business students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to help plan a program of study and to determine the correct courses needed for degree/certificate completion and/or transfer.

Students interested in the Associate of Fine Arts in Popular Music should contact Craig Peterson directly for information and advising:; by phone at 480-461-7164 or 461-7575.

For the Music Business Program, MCC offers advising in the Enrollment Center. See contact information for the dedicated Music Business academic advisor below:

Ms. Dzintra Malins, Academic Advisor
Enrollment Services- Building 39
Phone: 480-461-7262

Academic advisors can help you with: Field of Interest and Major Exploration, Selection of Plan of Study, First Year Experience, Enrollment, Schedule Building, Registration, Transfer Questions, General Education Testing/Placement, General Education requirements, Account Holds, Maximum Time Frame Appeals, Catalog Year course requirements, Re-enrolling in dropped classes, Financial Aid referrals, Graduation checksheets, and more.

Set up an Academic Advising Appointment

Ms. Malins is available for in-person and online advising appointments on Monday-Friday.

Please visit this link to set up an appointment:

Select the blue Calendar Icon marked, "Schedule An Appointment". You will need to log in with your MEID and password. If you are a new student, you may call Ms. Malins directly to request an appointment.

Chat with An Advisor Online

Mesa Community College is offering a new way to speak with your Enrollment Services advisor. With Cranium Cafe you can now chat live and screen-share with an advisor instead of coming to campus.

Please visit this page and look for the box with your advisor's name: When you see a green light next to the name, your advisor is available. Simply click on button and you will be prompted to log in to a chat session. You will log-in with your MEID and password and an advisor will invite you to chat. If you see a red or yellow light, next to the name, you can email Ms. Malins for advising support at

For Program-related questions such as Music Business course content, Music Business course requirements, capstone projects, internships, career advising, and help contacting one of your Music Business course instructors, please email the Program Director at