Jun 02, 2020
The Music Business Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to prepare students for careers in music merchandising and related occupations. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Music should follow the Music Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide .
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AAAS Degree (95 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 95 Credits
Completion Award: A.A.A.S. Degree
Enrollment: Fall (recommended), Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
There are no prerequisites to start this program. ENGL& 101 or BTWRT 215 or an equivalent transfer course is a degree requirement; the prerequisite is college English or ENGL 099 or BTWRT 115 or placement into ENGL& 101 . Completion of BUSTC 105 or MATH& 148 is a degree requirement. The prerequisite for MUSTC 106 is successful completion of MATH 080 (2.0 or better) or placement into MATH 099 . Students without secure knowledge of music fundamentals and keyboard ability should take MUSC 100 and MUSC 120 before taking MUSC& 141 .
Core Curriculum - 17 Credits
Communication Skills (5 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Human Relations (2 Credits)
Music Tech/Music Requirements - 25 Credits
Business Requirements - 25 Credits
Music & Performance Electives - 18 Credits
Select from Applied Music & Performance Electives
Other Electives - 10 Credits
Select from Other Music Business Option Electives
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Sample Schedule for A.A.A.S. Degree
* Courses meet the General Education/Related Instruction Requirements
Music Technology: Music Business-What is it?
Music Business focuses on the sale and promotion of musicians, musical products and services such as live performances, music recordings and videos, musical instruments, analog and digital audio equipment, MIDI equipment and sheet music. Students learn the fundamentals of music theory, along with the basic elements of merchandising including marketing, salesmanship, legal issues, business math and practical accounting. In addition, students develop related skills in professional communications and human relations.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Apply principles of marketing and salesmanship in the merchandising of musical products or productions.
- Create radio commercials as well as educational and instructional industrial productions.
- Apply basic business math skills and accounting principles to plan and evaluate merchandising strategies.
- Explain the basic principles of music theory.
- Apply principles of applied music and performance in a selected area of interest – vocal or instrumental.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Music Technology: Music Business?
Graduates from the Music Business Option might work for talent agencies, booking agents, artist management companies, record companies, music publishing companies, record stores or audio and MIDI equipment manufacturers.
Potential employers include: Graduates from the Music Business Option might work for talent agencies, booking agents, artist management companies, record companies, music publishing companies, record stores or audio and MIDI equipment manufacturers. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696