When most people think of the music industry, they think of either performing as an artist or working for a record label.
Most careers in the music industry, however, likely involve people you have never heard of performing music management jobs you never knew existed.
This music management degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in music production and music management while also revealing many other entryways into the music industry.
Initially, all music management degree students complete a series of core classes that develop the foundational skills needed for virtually any career in commercial music. These core classes include music production, music theory, publishing, record label operations and new media. Students then select one of two areas of specialization – production or music management. Some students even elect to pursue both certificates. Students then dive in deeper into their chosen path.
Few music schools in Ohio offer as many opportunities as the music management degree program at Hocking College. Students get a unique, in-depth experience with this program, preparing them for any and all music management jobs that are out there – and if they’re not, this degree program teaches students the skills to make them exist.
If you already have an intensive musical background you are encouraged to share your experiences with the School of Arts & Sciences. You may receive advanced credit for some courses, based upon experience equated to the college level coursework.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Music Management - Music Industry Track:
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Music Management - Audio Production Track:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 40.0-41.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 40.0-41.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|MUS-1137||Foundations of Music Theory||2.00||2.00||3.00||$150.00|
|MUS-1145||Music Industry Fundamentals||2.00||2.00||3.00||$200.00|
|MUS-1130||Introduction to Digital Production||3.00||2.00||4.00||$300.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|MUS-1195||20th Century Music & Contemporary Genres||3.00||0.00||3.00||$65.00|
|MUS-1180||Interactive Multimedia Technologies||2.00||2.00||3.00||$250.00|
|MUS-2296||Industry Internship Experience||1.00||7.00||2.00||$250.00|
|OR||MUS-1150||Recording and Mixing Concepts||3.00||2.00||4.00||$325.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|HUM-2205||Issues in The Arts||3.00||0.00||3.00||$20.00|
|MUS-2208||Concert Booking and Promotion (SL)||3.00||2.00||4.00||$250.00|
|MUS-1140||WLCI Radio Station (SL)||2.00||2.00||3.00||$200.00|
|OR||MUS-2202||Live Sound Production||2.00||2.00||3.00||$250.00|
|***||Business Elevtive 2||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|ENGL-1104||Job Search Techniques||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|MUS-2227||Music Business Synthesis||3.00||2.00||4.00||$250.00|
|OR||MUS-2203||Audio Production Synthesis||3.00||2.00||4.00||$325.00|
|***||Natural Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|Course Hours: 12.00||Lab Hours: 6.00||Cost: $780.00|
|Course Hours: 11.00||Lab Hours: 11.00-13.00||Cost: $847.00-$1,072.00|
|Course Hours: 7.00-8.00||Lab Hours: 4.00||Cost: $470.00-$620.00|
|Course Hours: 10.00||Lab Hours: 4.00||Cost: $645.00-$720.00|
Few music schools in Ohio offer as many opportunities as the music management degree program at Hocking College.
Students in this track intensify their experience by learning in a studio environment how to record, mix and produce music from a variety of genres. Hocking College is one of the premier music schools in Ohio, in this regard, with labs located at Washington Hall, including two state-of-the-art multitrack recording studios and several recording and isolation spaces. Additionally, Washington Hall's large Apple Macintosh computer lab is further equipped with recording interfaces at each station and cutting-edge software for recording and sequencing.
Students interested in the business of music and entertainment may elect for lab and coursework in this track. Students learn how to manage artists and artists' careers, book and promote concerts, market and merchandise music, operate a record label, understand entertainment law and copyright issues, and engage in entrepreneurship. This track prepares students for a wide variety of music management jobs.
Music management degree students are required to take private music instruction. Lessons available include: guitar, piano, voice, bass guitar, brass, strings, keyboard and drum set. Lesson times are arranged with the individual instructor. Additionally, students can also participate in Vocal Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble or the Mixed Ensemble.
All students enrolled in the music management degree program further their studies by completing an internship in the music industry and a capstone project with their peers during their final term. Faculty are available to help locate and solidify internships, proofread resumes and counsel students where look for positions. Capstone is a series of cumulative projects synthesizing knowledge acquired at Hocking College. Additionally, Management and Production students are brought together to collaborate on projects, such as recording and releasing a digital EP for a featured artist.
Annual trips to large conventions and festivals provide excellent networking and learning opportunities. Past trips have included the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas and Potluck Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (formerly Tape –Op Conference) and a tour of recording studios in Columbus, Ohio. Other trips include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH and the AES Student Summit in St. Louis, MO.