Music Business, Performance, and Technology

Interested in producing albums or concerts? Consider studying music business, performance, and technology at Austin Community College. You can learn about the legal aspects of the music industry, get access to state-of-the-art recording studios, participate in an internship program, and more.

Pride Points

Performance experiences

Internship opportunities

In-house recording studio

Career & Salary Information

A solid understanding of both the technical and business sides of the music industry can open the door to a range of careers, including the ones listed here. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

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  • Music Composers and Arrangers

    Write and transcribe musical scores.


    Hourly Wage: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

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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: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

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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: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Audio Engineering Specialization
Digital Composition Specialization
Live Sound and Stage Production Specialization
Music Business Specialization
Music Performance Specialization

Certificate Level 1

Audio Engineering Level 1
Audio-Visual Technician Level 1
Digital Composition Level 1
Hip Hop Production Level 1
Live Sound and Stage Production Level 1
Music Business Level 1
Music Performance Level 1