Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3017
First Term: 2012 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62
CIP Code: 50.1003

Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 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.



Required Courses
ACC109 Accounting Concepts (3) OR
ACC111 Accounting Principles I (3) 3

BPC128 Introduction to Desktop Publishing 1
CIS131AA Doing Business on the Internet 1
+COM259 Communication in Business and Professions 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship(3) OR
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business (3) 3

MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory OR Higher Level 3

MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media 3
+MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3

MUC195 Studio Music Recording I (3) OR
MUC195AA Studio Music Recording I (3) 3

+MUC295AA Self Promotion for Music 1
+MUC297AB Music Internship 2
SBS230 Financial and Tax Management for Small Business 2
Credits: 37

Program Competencies
1.Analyze and interpret internal and external financial information. (ACC109)
2.Record simple financial transactions and post and balance a general ledger. (ACC111)
3.Describe the components, techniques, and purpose of desktop publishing. (BPC128)
4.Introduction to basic concepts of doing business on the Internet. (CIS131AA)
5.Apply interpersonal, group, and public communication skills in business or professional situations. (COM259)
6.Describe the managerial decisions relating to business organizational structures (sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporate) within the free enterprise system. (GBS151)
7.Explain the marketing, operational, and financial functions of a small business venture; and identify the day-to-day activities usually required to maintain a successful enterprise. (MGT253)
8.Explain the components of the marketing mix as they interact in the total marketing environment. (MKT271)
9.Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm. (MTC101)
10.Apply procedures to copyright a song, publish it, and select an appropriate performance rights agency. (MUC109, MUC110)
11.Locate and use different levels of music industry professionals including entertainment attorneys, managers, agents, and concert promoters. (MUC109, MUC110)
12.Market musical products in such areas as music arranging/composing, score preparation, recording technology, audio engineering, postproduction for film and television, and the advertising industry. (MUC109, MUC110)
13.Apply digital audio editing and recording using the digital audio software. (MUC111)
14.Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) equipment in a studio recording session. (MUC195)
15.Apply skills for marketing songs, recordings, and musical performances and develop a portfolio of such products for self-promotion. (MUC295AA)
16.Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry. (MUC297AB)
17. Develop a chart of accounts using an acceptable account numbering system, set up individual accounts for customers and creditors, and establish individual payroll records for employees, and print month-end reports and documents on a microcomputer system. (SBS230)
18. 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)
Last Updated: November 23, 2010

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