Music Industry Studies

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480-461-7575

This program is part of the Music Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts
Music Industry Studies

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.

Certificates

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.

A list of available certificates offered in the Music Industry Studies program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Audio Production Technologies
Certificate of Completion CCL Beginning Piano Pedagogy
Certificate of Completion CCL Disc Jockey Techniques I
Certificate of Completion CCL Disc Jockey Techniques II
Academic Certificate AC Electronic Music
Certificate of Completion CCL Intermediate Piano Pedagogy
Certificate of Completion CCL Music Business

Degrees

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.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Music Industry Studies program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Audio Production Technologies
Associate in Applied Science AAS Disc Jockey Techniques
Associate in Applied Science AAS Music Industries: Music Business

Career Opportunities

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

$40,556

Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

$71,144

* 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

Financial Aid

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.

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