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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foundations of Music Business Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this certificate. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

The Certificate of Completion in the Foundations of Music Business provides students with an introduction to the skills and pathways necessary to promote and sell musical commodities.

Certificate of Completion (15 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.

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

Program Advisor:

Doug Reid
(206) 546-4759 dreid@shoreline.edu Rm 812
Sue Ennis
206-533-6607 sennis@shoreline.edu Rm 811

Program Information:

Length of Program: 15 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25 - $85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/music

EPC 283A

Foundations of Music Business-What is it?

This certificate provides a foundation for success in the rapidly changing music business. This includes the development of artists’ careers, sale and promotion of musical services and products such as live performances, music recordings and videos, musical instruments, analog and digital audio equipment, MIDI equipment and sheet music.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program - by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program- should be able to:

  1. Analyze business concepts unique to the music industry.
  2. Apply elements specific to the music business to create successful cash flow.
  3. Create business models in typical use in the music industry.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate of Completion in Music Business?

Graduates will have the business foundations and acumen to work as an artist manager, booking agent, concert promoter and recording studio owner. DIY artists will be able to steer and manage their own careers with a grasp of marketing, promotion, the financial basics of touring, merchandising and money management. Music producers will have the skills to run a professional business and attract and retain clients. Additionally, graduates will have the music business fundamentals to start entrepreneurial ventures in the music industry.

Potential employers include: Record labels, clubs, artist management companies, recording studios, promotion and events companies. 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



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