Associate in Applied Science in Music Business

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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Music Business (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3017
Total Credits Required
60–63
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Available Online
Yes

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Music Business program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

$33,962

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

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
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law RC 3
Oral Communications Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area COM 3
MHL+++++ Any MHL prefixed course RE 3
Free Elective FE

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: Recording and Mass Media RC 3
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Critical Reading for Business and Industry Students may test out of the Critical Reading requirement. Contact MCC's testing center for more information. CR 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC 3
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music RC 1
Free Elective FE
Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area TCM107 recommended. HU 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC209 or
MGT253
Music Industry Entrepreneurship or Owning and Operating a Small Business RC 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course from Mathematics area Or higher level course MA 3
Restricted Elective RE
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3
MUC290AA or
MUC296WA
Music Business Internship or Cooperative Education RC 1
Free Electives FE
Restricted Electives RE

Program Electives

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

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I FE 3
BPC128 Introduction to Desktop Publishing FE 1
CIS131AA Doing Business on the Internet FE 1
GBS151 Introduction to Business FE 3
GBS233 Business Communication FE 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking FE 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing FE 3
MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory FE 3
MTC113 Songwriting Techniques FE 1
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) FE 3
MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques FE 3
MUC145 Recording Studio Business Operations FE 2
MUC180 Computer Literacy for the Music Business FE 1
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I FE 3
MUC195AA Studio Music Recording I FE 3
MUC210 Advanced Industry Topics: Concert Promotion and Touring FE 3
MUC211 Advanced Industry Topics: Artist Management and Development FE 3
MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology FE 1
MUC240 Creative Music Production FE 4
MUC241 Business Principles of Music Production FE 3
MUC274AB FE
MUC295AB FE
MUC298++ FE
SBS230 Financial and Tax Management for Small Business FE 2

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Music Business (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=125817).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019