Communication Arts: 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.

Performance Concentration

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

HU 103Applied Music Lessons I

1

HU 107Keyboard Harmony

1

HU 212Music Appreciation

3

HU 213Music Theory

3

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

 

 

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

HU 104Applied Music Lessons II

1

HU 138Intro Audio Production

4

HU 226Music Theory II

3

Mathematics Selective

3

American History Selective

3

OR

Western Civilization Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Mathematics Selective:  Math must be 124 or higher. Students may select a course from the Mathematics Category.

American History/Western Civiliztion Selective:  Students may select a course from the Amercian History or the Western Civilization Categories.

2nd Year

3rd Semester

HU 105Applied Music Lessons III

1

HU 177Music in the Marketplace

3

HU 253Music Production

3

Laboratory Science

4

Social Science Selective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Social Science Selective:  Students may select a course from the Social Science Cateory. 

4th Semester

HU 211American Music

3

HU 224Music Ensemble

3

HU 236Music Industry Capstone Proj

1

SS 277Legal Issues in Music Ind

3

Social Science Selective

3

Science Selective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

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

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

 

Concentration designed for students who specialize in an instrument of their choice (including voice) and possess a basic understanding of music theory fundamentals.  An interview with the full-time music professor is required to enter this concentration with a possible audition and/or music theory placement exam required if deemed necessary.

Marketing Concentration

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

HU 107Keyboard Harmony

1

HU 108Fundamentals of Music

3

HU 212Music Appreciation

3

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:15

2nd Semester

BU 141Intro Marketing

3

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

EN 225Public Speaking

3

HU 138Intro Audio Production

4

Mathematics Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Mathematics Selective - Student must take MA 124 or higher

2nd Year

3rd Semester

BU 114Accounting I

3

BU 232Principles of Management

3

HU 177Music in the Marketplace

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Social Science Selective

3

American History Selective

3

OR

Western Civilization Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Social Science Selective - Student may select any course from the Social Science Category

 

American History or Western Civilization Selective - Student may select any course from the American History Category or Western Civilization Category

 

4th Semester

 

HU 211American Music

3

HU 236Music Industry Capstone Proj

1

SS 277Legal Issues in Music Ind

3

Social Science Selective

3

Science Selective

3

Lab Science Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Social Science Selective - Student may select a course from the Social Science Category

 

Science Selective - Student may select a course from the Science Category

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.