Tune your skills for a career in the music industry
A study of the business, technical, and legal aspects of the music industry can help you turn your passion for music into a great job. Austin Community College’s Music Business, Performance, and Technology program helps you pick up the knowledge and skills needed to enter a wide range of music industry roles. Students have access to state-of-the-art recording studios, instructors and guest lecturers who are active in the global music scene, field trips, and a highly respected internship program.
Skills You Gain
Students learn music history and appreciation, music business fundamentals, audio engineering, performance, and promotion.
Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.
1585 Singers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 5.93 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 109 Currently
Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.
109 Radio Mechanics are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 8.26 % over the next four years.
Music Composers and Arrangers
Hourly Wage 490 Currently
Write and transcribe musical scores.
490 Music Composers and Arrangers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 7.35 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 1817 Currently
Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.
1817 Talent Directors are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 9.63 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 8 Currently
Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.
8 Radio Operators are employed. This number is expected
to remain steady with job change around 0 % over the next four years.
Sound Engineering Technicians
Hourly Wage 109 Currently
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.
109 Sound Engineering Technicians are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 3.67 % over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each.