Music Business

The Music Business program offers a certificate in Music business and technology. These courses are good elective options for all students with an interest in the music industry.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MUB 101 : INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC BUSINESS

This course provides a general overview of the music industry, focusing on the relationship between successful musicianship and business strategies. The goal is to help the student make informed choices about a music vocation or avocation.

Credits

3

MUB 102 : MUSIC BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM

This practicum provides unique opportunities for relating musical processes (such as composition and performance) to music business processes (such as budget design and analysis, accounting procedures and legal considerations) and/or music technology activities (such as recording, sound synthesis and sound reinforcement) in order to increase breadth of competence. Each student is required to enroll in and complete two terms of the practicum while enrolled in the Music Business and Technology Certificate Program. The ultimate goal of the practicum is to enable the student to synthesize the disciplines of music, music business and/or music technology through specific projects designed by a certificate director. This course is offered for one elective credit and may be scheduled during any term, to be determined by its content and format. Non-certificate program students may enroll for elective credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Admission to the Music Business and Technology Certificate Program or permission of the instructor.

MUB 103 : MUSIC CONCERT PROMOTION AND VENUE MANAGEMENT

This course provides a basic and detailed understanding of the concert/touring/live music segment of the industry. With behind-the –scenes examination of concert venue management and concert promotion, students will learn in depth day to day venue operation including small business demands and responsibilities, especially as they relate to the music business. Students will also gain some competence in concert promotion, from buying talent to show promotion and production. This course fulfils an elective requirement as part of the Music Business and Technology Certificate Program. Non-certificate program students may enroll for elective credit.

Credits

3 - 3

Prerequisites

Admission to the Music Business and Technology Certificate Program or permission of the instructor.

MUB 301 : MUSIC BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

A three-term, external, supervised internship with a professional business, school, or performing, arts organization specializing in some area(s) relating to music business.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUB 101.