certificate

Music Business

This program will give you the knowledge to tackle the rapidly evolving music industry.

This program is perfect for...

  • Aspiring music industry executives, producers, managers, songwriters, and publishers
  • Music industry professionals looking to expand their knowledge
  • Musicians
  • Individuals interested in the business side of the music industry

What you can learn.

  • Understand and apply the functions of the A&R professional
  • Learn the key elements of music production
  • Acquire management skills for touring and artist management
  • Gain experience in marketing, publishing, and legal issues
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About this program.

As the music industry continues to rapidly evolve, the Music Business Certificate serves both aspiring and established music industry executives, artists, producers, managers, songwriters, and publishers who desire up-to-date information on the principles of the music industry in the areas of A&R, touring, marketing, legal issues, publishing, and artist management.

Courses are taught by industry experts who combine the latest in industry trends with real world experience. Most courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate busy professionals.

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BMI proudly supports UCLA Extension's Music Business Certificate Program.

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MUSC X 446.2
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 447.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 448.35
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 448.86
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
Marketing
Select 1 marketing course from the list below.
MUSC X 448.80
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MUSC X 451
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
Publishing
Select 1 publishing course from the list below.
MUSC X 448.17
Typically Offered: Fall
MUSC X 448.81
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
Production
Select 1 production course from the list below.
MUSC X 441.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MUSC X 448.6
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
Electives
Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Music Business, Music Production, or Film Scoring. New electives are added regularly.
MUSC X 484.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MUSC X 484.931
Typically Offered: Winter
MUSC X 485
Typically Offered: Fall
MUSC X 498
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 499
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MUSC X 448.14B
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 482.8
Typically Offered: Fall
MUSC X 448.17
Typically Offered: Fall
MUSC X 483.1
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 448.171
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 483.12
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 401.5
Typically Offered: Summer
MUSC X 448.35
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 483.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MUSC X 403.51
Typically Offered: Summer
MUSC X 448.6
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 483.3
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 403.52
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 448.80
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MUSC X 483.43
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 403.53
Typically Offered: Winter
MUSC X 448.81
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
MUSC X 404.1
Typically Offered: Winter
MUSC X 448.86
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 404.4
Typically Offered: Spring
MUSC X 449.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 449.41
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 415.3
Typically Offered: Winter
MUSC X 449.91
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 440
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MUSC X 451
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
MUSC X 441.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MUSC X 441.5
Typically Offered: Winter
MUSC X 479.12
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MUSC X 446.2
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 480
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MUSC X 447.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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The program is open for enrollment in any quarter for both domestic and international students (F-1 student visa). 

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

200.00

Estimated Program Tuition

7000.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

550.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in the music industry can provide you with practical experience in a variety of job functions. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 12 units of program curriculum (3 courses) before completing the application for approval to enroll in an internship.

Learn More

The Certificate in Music Business is approved for international students (F-1 student visa). 

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting test scores from either TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP. Some applicants may be exempt from this requirement if certain criteria are met. 

English language proficiency (minimum*):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5 

*Admitted international students whose test scores are below 100 on TOEFL iBT, 7.0 on the IELTS Academic, or 5.1 on the iTEP Academic-Plus will be required to take 1-2 supplemental English as a Second Language courses.

 

Learn more:

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

International Students: How to Apply

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