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Music Business - CCL

Major: 5258
Effective Term: 2014 Spring Final Term: 2014 Fall
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 26
Description:

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: CG, GC, MC, PC, PV, SC, SM

Program Notes:

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

Admission Criteria:

None

Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:11
MUC109Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
MUC110Music Business: Recording and Mass Media 3
MUC295AASelf Promotion for Music 1
 
MUC209Music Industry Entrepreneurship (3) OR
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business (3) 3
 
MUC290AAMusic Business Internship 1
Restricted Electives
Credits:15
Students must select fifteen (15) 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.

Program Competencies

  1. Apply procedures to copyright a song, publish it, and select an appropriate performance rights agency. (MUC109, MUC110)
  2. Locate and use different levels of music industry professionals including entertainment attorneys, managers, agents, and concert promoters. (MUC109, MUC110)
  3. Market musical products in such areas as music arranging/composing, score preparation, recording technology, audio engineering, post production for film and television, and the advertising industry. (MUC109, MUC110)
  4. Apply skills for marketing songs, recordings, and musical performances and develop a portfolio of such products for self-promotion. (MUC295AA)
  5. Explain the functions of a music business in the areas of entrepreneurship, the digital age, e-commerce, industry leadership, visionary development and the collaboration process. (MUC209, MGT253)
  6. Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry. (MUC290AA)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

All information 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.

Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.

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