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Information about Fall 2020 at JCC

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:


Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 1570: Music Theory I

3 Arts

MUS 1520: Introduction to Music Industry


BUS 1500: Introduction to Business


BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting


ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

INT 1555: Inquire

2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Seek out academic support/tutoring as needed.
  • Begin to investigate prospective career paths and transfer institutions.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 1530: Historical Survey of Rock and Roll


MUS 1610: Applied Music: Private Lessons I


BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting


MAT 1500: Problem Solving (or higher)

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication College Composition Oral Communication
  • Continue investigating career paths and transfer institutions.
  • Become eligible for MAT 1590 in order to take ECO 2610 next semester.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 1510: Music Appreciation

3 Arts

MUS 1710: Intro to Sound Recording or

MUS 1730: Intro to Music Technology

3-4 Applied Learning

CSC 1530: Intro to HTML & CSS or

CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I


ECO 2610: Macroeconomics

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences Global Perspectives
  • Begin preparing applications for selected transfer institutions; submit applications to institutions with fall deadlines.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 2520: Practices & Issues in Music Business


Music Ensemble

Chorus: MUS 1750 or MUS 1760 or MUS 2750 or MUS 2760

Jazz: MUS 1830 or MUS 1840 or MUS 2830 or MUS 2840

Rock: MUS 1850 or MUS 1860 or MUS 2850 or MUS 2860

Concert Band: MUS 1870 or MUS 1880 or MUS 2870 or MUS 2880

Music Ensemble: MUS 1720 or MUS 1740 or MUS 2720 or MUS 2740


ECO 2620: Microeconomics

3 Social Sciences

Natural Sciences Elective


BIO 1510: Health Science

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences



HIS 1520: World History Since 1500

3 Western Civilization Cultural Understanding


Choose a course from any SUNY Gen Ed category

  • Apply for graduation.
  • Submit applications at transfer institutions.
  • Choose a transfer institution by semester’s end.