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Music & Entertainment Business

A.A.S. Music and Entertainment Business

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Music and Entertainment Business Courses

Core Curriculum

Students are required to earn all credits from the following list of courses:

Class Name

  • Accounting Principles I
  • Desktop Production I
  • Computer and Web Fluency
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office Professional
  • The Media Industry Landscape
  • Business Management for Media Professionals
  • Business and Production of Commercial Media I
  • Principles of Design I
  • Law and Economics of Intellectual Property
  • Business Communication and Networking
  • Career Planning for the Creative Professional
  • Marketing and Branding Strategies
  • Entertainment Contracts and Licensing
  • Web Development Strategies
  • Music and Entertainment Business Seminar


16 credits, as approved by the dean of students and program chair. Some elective courses may be subject to additional lab fee. See registrar for details.

See the full course list for options.

Total core minimum requirement: 68 credits

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits, at least three credits from each category:


  • Speech Communications
  • Composition (required)
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Art of Persuasion
  • Mass Communication


  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Film in Society
  • World Music
  • Spanish I
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Art in the Modern World

Natural Science & Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Environmental Issues
  • Topics in Mathematical Reasoning (required)*
  • College Algebra I (required)*
  • Earth Science
  • College Algebra II

Students must complete either NS112 or NS116.

Social Science

  • Global Citizenship (required)
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • History of American Music
  • Law in Society
  • Interpersonal Relations (required)
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Sociology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality

Total general education minimum requirement: 30 credits

Total minimum requirement to complete degree: 98 credits

Based on competency exam scores, a student may be required to take one or more of the following preparatory classes: CL051 Foundations of Computing, FM051 Foundations of Math I, FM052 Foundations of Math II, FW051 Foundations of Writing I, and/or FW052 Foundations of Writing II.

Careers in Music & Entertainment Business



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