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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

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 highly-respected music industry internship program, and faculty and guest lecturers with years of professional experience.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Music Composers and Arrangers
21.82 Hourly Wage 501 Currently Employed
Write and transcribe musical scores.
501 Music Composers and Arrangers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.79 % over the next four years.
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Talent Directors
23.17 Hourly Wage 1875 Currently Employed
Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.
1875 Talent Directors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.27 % over the next four years.
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Sound Engineering Technicians
26.34 Hourly Wage 110 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.
110 Sound Engineering Technicians are employed. 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
22.77 Hourly Wage 121 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.
121 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are employed. 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.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Music Business, Performance and Technology
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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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