Music Industry (A.S.)

Study music industry at JCC

The Music Industry degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer to a four-year program in music business or a related field and find employment within the modern music industry. The music industry is a complex and growing field, with careers in artist management, venue management and operation, recording and production, publishing, law, public relations and marketing, A&R representation, broadcast media, and film.

While at JCC, you’ll develop a versatile skill set through courses in music, music technology, business, and computer science. You’ll study important aspects of the music industry such as publishing, copyright and licensing, recording, artist and tour management, marketing, and distribution. Our music computer lab and recording studio feature industry-standard software. JCC’s Music department hosts concerts, guest musicians, and events that you can attend and participate in. If you want to expand your skills, the Music Industry degree can be earned alongside the Digital Audio Production certificate.

Participate in music at JCC, regardless of major

You are welcome to take music courses and ensembles at JCC without pursuing a music-related degree. Get involved with theatre productions, voice and instrumental lessons, digital recording, and performing ensembles.

2020 median pay for entertainment and sports occupations: $47,080/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Music industry skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental principles and practices in the world of business.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate technology applications.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate proper musical performance technique in both solo and ensemble settings.

Local music opportunities

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

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MUS 1570: Music Theory I

3

MUS 1520: Introduction to Music Industry

3

BUS 1500: Introduction to Business

3

BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting

4

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • 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

3

MUS 1610: Applied Music: Private Lessons I

1

BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting

4

MAT 1500: Problem Solving (or higher)

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC: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

MUS 1710: Intro to Sound Recording or

MUS 1730: Intro to Music Technology

3-4

CSC 1530: Intro to HTML & CSS or

CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I

3-4

ECO 2610: Macroeconomics

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences JCC: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

3

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

2

ECO 2620: Microeconomics

3
SUNY: Social Sciences

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

HIS 1520: World History Since 1500

3
SUNY: Western Civilization

Elective

Choose a course from any SUNY Gen Ed category

0-2
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Submit applications at transfer institutions.
  • Choose a transfer institution by semester’s end.