Music Entrepreneurship – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1005.00

The Music Entrepreneurship Certificate at PCC is designed to embolden music students towards successful and sustainable careers in a rapidly changing artistic and business climate. In this program, students gain a portfolio of practical business-oriented skills as well as skills critical to the current musician like audio and video editing, effective music notation, concert or recital planning and the management of teaching studios. The program also develops entrepreneurial, creative, and collaborative skills, and can be completed on its own or in conjunction with a traditional music degree.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Accurately describe current and emerging trends in the music industry, including new and emerging career trajectories.
  2. Exhibit flexibility with, and creative use, of audio, visual, musical and internet technology for use in the creation and promotion of their professional output.
  3. Develop effective business correspondence, such as business plans, marketing materials, and the like.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of personal financial skills and the essential business skills required for a career in the music industry.
  5. Create a portfolio-level project, such as a recital, recording project, music video or business plan, that demonstrates skills in project planning, business, music, technology and entrepreneurship.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Core
MUSC 001AMUSIC THEORY I3
MUSC 002AMUSICIANSHIP I1
MUSC 093AINTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
MUSC 094INTRO TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOR MUSICIANS3
MUSC 099MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP PRACTICUM2
Additional Requirements
MUSC 001BMUSIC THEORY II3
Select one of the following:1-3
MUSICIANSHIP II
POP-JAZZ THEORY
THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Required Electives
Select a minimum of 18 units of the following:18
WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
PERSONAL FINANCE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
TEACHING AS A PROFESSION
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR BUSINESS
KEYBOARD SKILLS I
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC COMPOSITION
MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC EDUCATION
JAZZ KEYBOARD SKILLS
MUSIC PREPARATION AND MUSIC COPYING
POP-JAZZ THEORY
JAZZ-COMMERCIAL THEORY
THE MUSIC BUSINESS
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION
MUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS
MUSIC RECORDING & PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES OF POPULAR SINGING
DRUM SET TECHNIQUES
RHYTHM SECTION TECHNIQUES
MUSIC IN MULTIMEDIA
BEGINNING SINGLE CAMERA PRODUCTION
Total Units33-35

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree