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Area of Study: Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Music Business, Performance and Technology

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Music Composers and Arrangers
21.82 Hourly Wage 490 Currently Employed
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.
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Talent Directors
23.17 Hourly Wage 1817 Currently Employed
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.
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Sound Engineering Technicians
26.34 Hourly Wage 109 Currently Employed
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.
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Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
22.77 Hourly Wage 116 Currently Employed
Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
116 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.21 % 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.

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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Music Business, Performance and Technology
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Which award path is right for you?

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 goals.

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