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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Business Technology, AAS (Owens Code: MUBT)

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Degree Offered:

Associate of Applied Science

Campus Offered:


Credits Required: 73-75 

Program Information:

The Music Business Technology A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare students for employment in the music business and recording arts industry. The program trains students to develop strong skills in traditional music business and production including courses in marketing, accounting, and contemporary business.  Further, students will receive core instruction in standard recording techniques while utilizing industry standard software and MIDI technology.  During their final year of study, students will select a concentration within the program that will culminate in a focused internship and portfolio development in either music business or recording.  

Graduates from this program will be prepared for entry-level or higher employment positions as producers, directors, audio and video equipment technicians, broadcast technicians, radio operators, and sound engineer technicians. Graduates work as employees of other production and recording companies or as free-lance professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and skills basic to music business.

  • Integrate basic audio editing and mixing skills.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Macintosh operation.

  • Develop music business or recording skills in an internship setting.

  • Assemble a portfolio in their intended concentrations of music business or music recording.

  • Critique standard practices in either music business or recording.

Required Courses

18 credits

19 credits

3rd Semester

18 credits

4th Semester

  • ________ - Science Elective Credits: 3 to 5(Lec: 2 to 4 Lab: 0 to 3)4
  • ________ - Music Elective Credits: 3(Lec: 3)2
  • ________ - Music Elective Credits: 3(Lec: 3)2
  • ________ - Music Elective Credits: 3(Lec: 3)2
  • ________ - Social and Behavioral Science Elective Credits: 3(Lec: 3)5
  • ________ - Music Portfolio Elective Credits: 3(Lec: 3)3

18-20 credits

Prerequisites, Co-requisites, and Elective Information

 Contact your Advisor for Elective recommendations. Prerequisites and co-requisites may apply.

Petition for Degree Completion

Students are eligible to become a candidate for an Associate Degree when the student has completed all necessary requirements. Students who are registering for their final semester of course work and plan to graduate must submit a petition for degree completion by accessing their Ozone account.

Visit the Owens website for petition deadline dates and fee information.  For more information regarding degree requirements and graduation refer to the Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures.


1 Select Speech Elective course choice from SPE 100 , SPE 101 , SPE 102 , SPE 210 

2 Select Music Elective course choice from MUS 216 , MUS 275 , MUS 280 , MUS 281 , CRT 235 , IST 126 , IST 228 , BUS 130 

3 Select Music Portfolio Elective course choice based on area of specialization: 

Music Technology select from MUS 280 , MUS 281 

Music Business select from MUS 284 , MUS 285 , MUS 286 , MUS 287 

4 Select Science Elective course choice indicated under the Associate of Arts Concentrations: Elective Information .

5 Select Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective course choice indicated under the Associate of Arts Concentrations: Elective Information .

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