Music Industry (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5610

SUNY CODE: 2032

This program is designed to give students a broad base of knowledge in the various areas that make up the contemporary music business: music in theory and performance, recording, distribution and marketing, promotion, copyright and contract law, royalties and management. Students will choose from concentrations in Music Marketing or Music Performance.

The goals of this program are to:

  • provide students with a strong foundation in the area of music business;
  • present the tools and techniques for analyzing both past and present musical compositions;
  • provide students with opportunities to participate in performing music on a given musical instrument; and
  • provide an understanding of fundamentals in audio production and provide application in multiple production scenarios.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • merge the understanding and practice of business fundamentals with career opportunities in the music industry;
  • effectively apply knowledge of music theory in a variety of musical settings;
  • display competency and growth in the performance of an applied musical instrument of choice; and
  • apply fundamental techniques used for audio production in a variety of audio/visual scenarios.

Transfer Information

This Associate in Science degree is designed for transfer to a four-year institution such as SUC at Oswego, SUC at Fredonia, or SUC at Oneonta for more specialized study before entering the workforce.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

HU 107Keyboard Harmony

1

HU 212Music Appreciation

3

Course in concentration area

3

American History Selective

3

OR

Western Civilization Selective

3

Mathematics Selective

3

OR

Science Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Mathematics Selective: MA 124 or higher.

Concentration Course: See Music Industry Areas of Concentration

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

HU 211American Music

3

RT 151Intro Audio Production

4

Course in concentration area

3

Course in concentration area

1

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Concentration Courses: See Music Industry Areas of Concentration

2nd Year

3rd Semester

HU 177Music in the Marketplace

3

Laboratory Science

4

Social Science Selective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Course in concentration area

1

Course in concentration area

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Social Science Selective: Students may select any SS course from the Social Science Category.

Concentration Courses: See Music Industry Areas of Concentration

4th Semester

SS 277Legal Issues in Music Ind

3

Mathematics Selective

3

Social Science Selective

3

Science Selective

3

Course in concentration area

3

Course in concentration area

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Mathematics Selective: MA 124 or higher

Social Science Selective: Students may select any SS course from the Social Science Category.

Concentration Courses: See Music Industry Areas of Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.