Music Industry

Does a career behind the scenes in the music business sound exciting to you? Today’s multi-billion dollar music and entertainment industry increasingly relies on college-trained professionals to manage artists, direct music institutions or run music businesses and corporations. Students in Capital’s Music Industry Associate in Science Degree program will be provided with hands-on training in mastering the latest in computer music production, audio engineering and recording studio arts. They will learn about artist contracts, copyright laws, performance booking, managing artists and creating their own music business. The Music Industry degree at Capital prepares students for immediate entry into the professional world, or for transferring to a four-year college, university, or music conservatory to earn their bachelor’s degree.


Upon successful completion of all requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of managing musical artists and music institutions in an administrative/managerial function.
  2. Apply a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of managing and administrating commercial music/media institutions in sales, advertising, and publicity.
  3. Operate and manage a complete recording studio.
  4. Operate and execute all functions and processes involved in a recording project, from recording the artist, mixing and editing the music, to packaging compact disks for commercial distribution.
  5. Produce professional quality studio music through the use of music technologies and music software.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in acoustic music theory.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in piano/keyboard skills.
  8. Proficiently perform in vocal and/or instrumental ensembles.
  9. Demonstrate a general knowledge of Western art, folk, and popular music.
  10. Communicate effectively, think critically, reason scientifically and quantitatively, and employ a global perspective.
FIRST SEMESTER (14-15 Credits)
MUS* 105 Introduction to Music Business 3
MUS* 115 Music Theory 3
ENG* 101 Composition 3
SOC* __ Sociology Elective 3
MUS* __ Music Ensemble Elective¹ 2-3
SECOND SEMESTER (14-15 Credits)
MUS* 150 Class Piano I 3
MUS* 237 Principles of Sound Recording 3
MUS* __ Music Ensemble Elective¹ 2-3
ENG* 102 Literature and Composition 3
MUS* 205 Survey of the Recording Industry 3
MUS* 218 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Technology I 3
BMK* 201 Principles of Marketing 3
MUS* 151 Class Piano II 3
HUM __ Humanities Elective 3
___ ___ Social Science Elective 3
MAT __ Mathematics Elective 3
FOURTH SEMESTER (15-16 Credits)
† BBG* 234 Legal Environment of Business 3
MUS* 295 Practicum Project/Internship 3
COM* 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
BMG* 202 Principles of Management 3
___ ___ Science Elective 3-4
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met
 ¹ Options are: Mus 158 Chamber Music/Jazz Ensemble I, Mus 159 Chamber Music/Jazz Ensemble II, Mus 171 Chorus I, Mus 172 Chorus II,
Mus 258 Chamber Music/Jazz Ensemble III, Mus 259 Chamber Music/Jazz Ensemble IV, or Mus 299 Special Topics In Music


Joshua Hummel
Program Coordinator
Music Industry
Room 1119
(860) 906-5039
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