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Tuning into Your Future.

The Music & Industry Pathway blends the artistic with the entrepreneurial. It allows students an opportunity to develop a program of study that builds a partnership between music and business.

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Music and IndustryInformation

This BIS Pathway integrates studies of music and industry, approximating a commercial music or music business program and including entrepreneurial music ventures and possible “add-ons” such as a stand-alone arts management certificate and a stand-alone jazz certificate.

“Music Industry” is understood as a comprehensive set of business areas and enterprises associated with the development and promotion, and sale of services and products, including their management.

What you will study

All IDS majors complete an XIDS course sequence through which they learn interdisciplinary concepts and method, culminating with a capstone project that reflects their intellectual and career interests:

  • XIDS 2000 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • XIDS 3000 - Interdisciplinary Methods
  • XIDS 4000 - Interdisciplinary Capstone

Music Track

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Music Track

In addition to your music foundation courses, you can pick from the following:

  • Music Ensemble
  • Music Business Internship
  • Wellness and Musicians
  • Western Music After 1825 and
  • World Music
  • Music in Elementary Schools
  • Special Topics in Music

Industry Track

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Industry Track

Choose your creative direction with these Business course options:

  • Business Communication
  • Intro to Arts Management
  • Arts Management Practicum
  • The Creative Startup
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Growing the Small Business 
  • Business programming & web design
  • Social Media & Online Marketing


Contact Us

Dr. Neema Noori
Director, Center of Interdisciplinary Studies
(678) 839-6329