Arts, Digital Media & Communications

Arts, Digital Media & Communications

Music Business, Performance, and Technology

Start a path to success in the music business. Jobs in this exciting field begin with training in the business, technical, and legal aspects of the music industry. This program gives you access to state-of-the-art recording studios, a music industry internship program, and faculty with years of professional experience.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Music Composers and Arrangers

    Write and transcribe musical scores.

    Hourly Wage: $21.82

    Currently Employed: 501

    Projections:

    501 people are employed as Music Composers and Arrangers. This number is expected to increase by 6.79% over the next four years.

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  • Talent Directors

    Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.

    Hourly Wage: $23.17

    Currently Employed: 1875

    Projections:

    1875 people are employed as Talent Directors. This number is expected to increase by 8.27% over the next four years.

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  • Sound Engineering Technicians

    Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

    Hourly Wage: $26.34

    Currently Employed: 110

    Projections:

    110 people are employed as Sound Engineering Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 3.64% over the next four years.

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  • Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

    Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

    Hourly Wage: $22.77

    Currently Employed: 121

    Projections:

    121 people are employed as Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes. This number is expected to increase by 9.09% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Music Business, Performance and Technology

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