This program is part of the Music Department.
Do you have a passion for music and want to break into the music industry? The Music Industry Studies program can prepare you for a range of career paths in areas such as music management, audio production, and disc jockey techniques.
If working in the music industry is music to your ears, this program can offer a broad background in music management, production, and entrepreneurship activities and provide you a strategic understanding of commercial music — as both an art and a profession. If your goal is to work in audio production, the program will give you hands-on experience in audio engineering and teach you how to apply the music and sound concepts involved in recording, live sound reinforcement, and sound design. It can also train you in disc jockey techniques to give you the technical skills to begin working as a live performance DJ.
Whichever path in the music industry you choose to follow, the Music Industry Studies program can make it happen, so start your journey today.
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Audio Production Technologies||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Beginning Piano Pedagogy||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Disc Jockey Techniques I||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Disc Jockey Techniques II||Pathway Map|
|Academic Certificate||AC||Electronic Music||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Intermediate Piano Pedagogy||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Music Business||Pathway Map|
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Audio Production Technologies||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Disc Jockey Techniques||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Music Industries: Music Business||Pathway Map|
Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Music Industry Studies 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*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
Music Composers and Arrangers
Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
Technical Directors and Managers
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.