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Music Industry (A.S.)

Study music industry at JCC

Work in the business of music and entertainment, from production to performance and promotion. With a Music Industry (A.S.) degree from Jamestown Community College, you’ll be prepared for careers involved with musicians, record labels, studios, management, and other industries related to music. You can transfer and continue your studies or pursue a career after finishing your associate’s degree.

While at JCC, you’ll develop a versatile music industry skill set through studying music, music technology, accounting, computer science, and other related courses. You’ll also study important aspects of the music business such as publishing, copyright, contracts, licensing, the recording industry, artist management, tour management, marketing, fundraising, promotion, distribution, and internet streaming. Our Mac computer lab and recording studio feature industry standard software to produce, edit, mix, and master professional quality multi-track recordings.

The A.S. degree prepares you for transfer into a bachelor’s program in music industry. You can also enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

Participate in music at JCC, regardless of major

Students are encouraged to participate in music at JCC. You can be in any major or undeclared, and attend JCC full-time, part-time, or for a single course. All are welcome to become students in our studios, join a music group, and get involved in JCC’s music scene. JCC offers music technology and digital recording, theatre productions, music history and theory, voice and instrumental lessons, performing ensembles, and more.

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Studios & Spaces

Studios & Spaces

  • Mac computer lab: digital editing and mixing software
  • Recording studio: create, edit, mix and master professional quality recordings from start to finish
  • Digital piano lab: learn and practice piano
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JCC offers ensembles that perform on and off campus.

  • College Chorus
  • Concert Band
  • Rock Ensembles
  • Solo performance and other small ensemble opportunities

Concerts & Events

Concerts & Events

JCC hosts concerts, guest musicians, and other events every semester.

Related Majors

Related Majors

Career opportunities in the music industry

JCC’s A.S. in Music Industry degree can be the basis of many careers. It can also be completed with the certificate in Digital Audio Production to further develop your skills. Information is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Numbers are nationwide.

  • Producers and directors (for film, TV, theater, etc.): median annual pay: $71,620 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 12%
  • Broadcast and sound engineering technicians: median annual pay: $42,650 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 8%
  • Top executives: median annual pay: $183,270 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 8%
  • Advertising and promotions managers: median annual pay: $106,130 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 10%
  • Marketing managers: median annual pay: $132,230 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 10%

We have many music opportunities in the local community, including:


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
18 credit hours
ENG 1510: English Composition I3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles3
MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics

(or higher)

Natural Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Core Requirements
35-36 credit hours
BUS 1500: Introduction to Business3
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting4
CSC 1530: Introduction to HTML & CSS or CSC 1560: Computer App Software I3
MUS 1510: Music Appreciation3
MUS 1520: Introduction to Music Industry3
MUS 1530: Historical Survey of Rock & Roll3
MUS 1570: Music Theory I3
MUS 1610: Applied Music-Private Lessons1
MUS 1710: Introduction to Sound Recording or MUS 1730: Music and the Digital Studio3
MUS 2520: Practices & Issues in Music Industry3
MUS: Music Ensembles2
6-7 credit hours

(3-6 credits will need to be SUNY General Education-category and Liberal Arts & Sciences specific)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental principles and practices in the world of business.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate technology applications.
  3. Demonstrate an aesthetic understanding of music, an understanding of historical developments in the art form, and an understanding of the fundamental principles of musical structure.
  4. Demonstrate proper musical performance technique in both solo and ensemble settings.