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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Music Business
Major: 3017
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: 2013 Fall
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62
CIPS Code: 50.1003
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, GC, MC, PC, PV, SC, SM
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication/ Music
Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

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.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.

Required Courses
 Credits: 37
 ACC109Accounting Concepts (3) OR 
 ACC111Accounting Principles I (3)3
 BPC128Introduction to Desktop Publishing1
 CIS131AADoing Business on the Internet1
+COM259Communication in Business and Professions3
 GBS151Introduction to Business3
 MUC209Music Industry Entrepreneurship (3) OR 
 MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business (3)3
 MKT271Principles of Marketing3
 MTC101Introduction to Music Theory OR Higher Level3
 MUC109Music Business: Merchandising and the Law3
 MUC110Music Business: Recording and Mass Media3
+MUC111Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)3
 MUC195Studio Music Recording I (3) OR 
 MUC195AAStudio Music Recording I (3)3
+MUC295AASelf Promotion for Music1
+MUC297ABMusic Internship2
 SBS230Financial and Tax Management for Small Business2
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 3
 MHL+++Any MHL Music: History/Literature course3
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-25
General Education CoreCredits: 12-15
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 ENG101First-Year Composition (3) AND 
 ENG102First-Year Composition (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3
+Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area3
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4

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)

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 in order to reflect the most current information available.