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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Music Business II is designed to provide aspiring music industry professionals with a broad background in music management, production, and entrepreneurship activities. The program combines theoretical and applied learning experiences to help students gain a strategic understanding of commercial music as both an art and profession. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Music Industries: Music Business is available.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Music Business II (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5258
Total Credits Required
35-37
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Available Online
Yes

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Analyze the values, ethics, and key factors, including economic, legal, policy, audience, and consumer, that influence the creation of music related media products.
  2. Utilize applications and tools to manage business and creative activities in the music industry.
  3. Create a project plan applying project management skills.
  4. Demonstrate interpersonal skills in building relationships and networking with clients, colleagues, and organizations.
  5. Identify opportunities for expanding creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial skills in the music industry.
  6. Analyze and synthesize musical content for social, cultural, aesthetic and historical significance.
  7. Evaluate branding, marketing communications, and sales skills to build a music brand.
  8. Investigate intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts.
  9. Differentiate operating structures and business types.
  10. Analyze metrics and revenue data to improve business processes.
  11. Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills for diverse audiences and outcomes.
  12. Assess the music industry and its role in the gig economy.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate 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 certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. 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

$36,157

* 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

Admission Criteria

None

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.

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 RC 3
MTC180 or
MUC180
Computer Literacy for Musicians or Computer Literacy for the Music Business Students who have not already completed MTC180 must take MUC180. CS 1–3
MUC242 or
MHL155
Music Genres and Styles or Survey of American Music C, H, HU 2–3
Restricted Elective Restricted Elective RE 1
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 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
MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship RC 3
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music RC 1
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
Restricted Elective Restricted Elective 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC290AA or
MUC296WA or
MUC298AA
Music Business Internship or Cooperative Education or Special Projects RC 1
Restricted Electives Restricted Electives RE 5–6
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business RC 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 RC 3
MTC180 or
MUC180
Computer Literacy for Musicians or Computer Literacy for the Music Business Students who have not already completed MTC180 must take MUC180. CS 1–3

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
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 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 C, H, HU 2–3
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music RC 1
MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship RC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
Restricted Elective Restricted Elective RE 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business RC 3
Restricted Elective Restricted Elective 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC290AA or
MUC296WA or
MUC298AA
Music Business Internship or Cooperative Education or Special Projects RC 1
Restricted Electives Restricted Electives RE 4–5

Restricted Electives

Students should work with their program advisor to select 10-11 credits from courses that align with the academic/career goals and further their development in the areas of Music Business and Marketing, Music Production, and Commercial Performance. Courses from required courses area may not be used.

Music Business and Marketing
GBS+++ Any GBS General Business course
MKT+++ Any MKT Marketing course
MUC+++ Any MUC Music: Commercial/Business course

Music Production
MTC+++ Any MTC Music: Theory/Composition course
MUC+++ Any MUC Music: Commercial/Business course

Commercial Performance
MTC+++ Any MTC Music: Theory/Composition course
MUP+++ Any MUP Music: Performance course

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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.

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Music Business II (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=147817).

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:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Music Business program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 (Current)    5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019