AAS Music Business
Academic Plan Code
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Music Business program is an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for today's music industry. The certificate and degree with a music business emphasis are designed for both the performing musician and the business student with limited performing experience. This program combines a flexible curriculum with an emphasis in business and marketing, along with music industry related courses and experiences.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway. Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term. It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
- Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites, any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment. Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.
Program Area Key:
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||3|
|RC||MUC109||Music Business: Merchandising and the Law||3|
|Oral Comm||Oral Communications||Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area||3|
|RE||MHL+++++||Any MHL prefixed course||3|
|RC||MUC110||Music Business: Recording and Mass Media||3|
|Critical Rdg||CRE101 or
|College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
|Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||Students may test out of the Critical Reading requirement. Contact MCC's testing center for more information.||0–3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
|Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.||3|
|RC||MUC293||Self Promotion for Music||1|
|HU||Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area||TCM107 recommended.||3|
|Music Industry Entrepreneurship or
Owning and Operating a Small Business
|Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (MUC109 and MUC110) or permission of Instructor.||3|
|Mathematics||Mathematics||Any approved General Education course from Mathematics area||Or higher level course||3|
|NS||Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||4|
|SB||Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area||3|
|Music Business Internship or
|Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||1|
Restricted Electives 12 credits
Students must select 12 credits from the approved list of Restricted Elective courses to specialize in Music Production, Disc Jockey Techniques, Songwriting, Performance, Marketing, Business, or Communications. Students must consult with the Music Business Program Director, Music Department Chair or designee to select the Restricted Elective courses recommended for each specialization.
Free Electives 12 credits
|FE||ACC111||Accounting Principles I||3|
|FE||BPC128||Introduction to Desktop Publishing||1|
|FE||CIS131AA||Doing Business on the Internet||1|
|FE||GBS151||Introduction to Business||3|
|FE||GBS233||Business Communication||Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107 with grade of "C" or better, or permission of Department or Division.||3|
|FE||MKT110||Marketing and Social Networking||3|
|FE||MKT271||Principles of Marketing||3|
|FE||MTC101||Introduction to Music Theory||3|
|FE||MUC111||Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)||Prerequisites: MUC195, or MUP195AA, or TCM/VPT105, or permission of Instructor.||3|
|FE||MUC135||Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques||3|
|FE||MUC145||Recording Studio Business Operations||2|
|FE||MUC180||Computer Literacy for the Music Business||3|
|FE||MUC195||Studio Music Recording I||3|
|FE||MUC195AA||Studio Music Recording I||3|
|FE||MUC210||Advanced Industry Topics: Concert Promotion and Touring||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC109, or permission of Instructor or Department or Division Chair.||3|
|FE||MUC211||Advanced Industry Topics: Artist Management and Development||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC109, or permission of Instructor or Department or Division Chair.||3|
|FE||MUC215||Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology||1|
|FE||MUC240||Creative Music Production||4|
|FE||MUC241||Business Principles of Music Production||3|
|FE||MUC274AB||Music Industry Study Tour||2|
|FE||MUC295AB||Portfolio for Music||1|
|FE||SBS230||Financial and Tax Management for Small Business||2|
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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
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