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Commercial Music


Program Overview

The Commercial Music major combines the three primary areas required to be successful in the music industry: knowledge of a broad spectrum of music, a facility with audio recording and music production, and business acumen to make smart financial decisions. As a Commercial Music major, you will gain a strong foundation in these areas and then specialize by choosing a minor that matches your passions and interests.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 4 years
Credit Hours: 47

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

The B.A.A. in Commercial Music has been designed to help anyone make the music they want to make in a supportive and hands-on environment. This program allows you to learn about music theory, audio recording, studio production, and essential business skills. Whether you want to be a songwriter, write music for film or video games, be an audio engineer with a recording studio, or successfully work on the business side of the music industry, the Commercial Music program will give you a rounded foundation upon which you can specialize. Choose a minor in Music, Songwriting, Multimedia Design, Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, Business Administration, Finance, Entrepreneurship, or Game Design Thinking to tailor your skillset toward your dream gig.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on experience with recording technology and producing recordings with our in-house record label Moore Media Records.
  • Work with the latest music production hardware and software to make the music you want.
  • Get broadcasting experience with our two radio stations: Mountain FM 91.5 and The Beat FM 101.1.
  • Work with nationally renowned music composition faculty with experience in popular song genres, traditional classical music styles, film and media composition, video game production, and experimental media.
  • Collaborate with video game developers, filmmakers, dancers, and animators.
  • Participate in the New Venture Challenge to build your business or personal brand.

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates of the B.A.A. in Commercial Music will be able to work in careers such as professional songwriters, film/media/game composers, audio recording engineers, music producers, record label executives, A&R coordinators, and music publishers.

Career Projected Salary
Composer $82,504
Producer $38,681
Musician/Singer $65,158
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