Associate in Applied Science in Music Industries: Music Business

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC109 Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright Critical course Gateway course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MUC242 or
MHL155
Music Genres and Styles or Survey of American Music or C, H, HU 2–3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course MA 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC110 Music Business: Marketing and Monetization Critical course 3
MTC180 or
MUC180
Computer Literacy for Musicians or Computer Literacy for the Music Business Note: Students who have not already completed MTC180 must take MUC180 CS 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing ENG102 or ENG108 is recommended for students who intend to transfer FYC or L 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
General Elective Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Consult with an Academic and/or Program Advisor. 0–1

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship 3
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music 1
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
RE Restricted Elective 3–4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Consult with an academic advisor about specific COM requirements if intending to transfer SB or L 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC290AA or
MUC296WA or
MUC298AA
Music Business Internship or Cooperative Education or Special Projects 1
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design MHL course recommended.
Courses used to satisfy a requirement in Required Courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
HU 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC109 Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright Critical course Gateway course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC110 Music Business: Marketing and Monetization Critical course 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing ENG102 or ENG108 is recommended for students who intend to transfer FYC or L 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC242 or
MHL155
Music Genres and Styles or Survey of American Music or C, H, HU 2–3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course MA 3–6

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC180 or
MUC180
Computer Literacy for Musicians or Computer Literacy for the Music Business Note: Students who have not already completed MTC180 must take MUC180 CS 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music 1
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design MHL course recommended.
Courses used to satisfy a requirement in Required Courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
HU 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
General Elective Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Consult with an Academic and/or Program Advisor. 0–1

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Consult with an academic advisor about specific COM requirements if intending to transfer SB or L 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC290AA or
MUC296WA or
MUC298AA
Music Business Internship or Cooperative Education or Special Projects 1
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3–4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.