A.A.S. Music and Entertainment Business
The music and entertainment business program is an occupational degree program that focuses on a core collection of courses geared toward providing graduates with the skills and practices needed for success in both freelance and corporate environments. Music, television, film, industrials, theatrical production, video games, graphic and web design are primary disciplines of media arts music and entertainment business.
This program is designed to help individuals navigate these continually changing landscapes. Using a unique, hands-on learning environment and a technology-based learn-by-doing approach, students will have immediate experience with the professional tools, equipment and software used throughout the industry. The core curriculum covers such essential topics as shopping a project, intellectual property rights, digital rights management, contract law, design, creative copywriting, communication and networking, history, music business structures and economic maintenance, current events analysis, and strategic branding.
The curriculum of the Minnesota college is designed to expose students to the tools and techniques used to create, develop, manage and market creative content in the ever-expanding universe of arts and entertainment. The technical core elective pool is designed to enhance and provide advanced experience in a variety of industry-related fields. Within each elective class, both students and their instructors work in cooperation with other professionals to develop materials used in actual record releases, press campaigns, digital video productions and marketing programs.