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Music Industry Major

A Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry at Saint Mary’s combines the technical training of music technology and business with the advantages of the liberal arts, resulting in a perfect blend of curriculum. 

This program exposes students to a curricular structure that reflects the needs of today’s musician in an ever-changing, high-tech world. Within the major, students have the flexibility to choose either a technology or a business emphasis and the opportunity to pursue off-campus music industry internships at organizations like: Universal Music Group, Minnesota Public Radio, Warner, Elektra Asylum Records, KNXR Studies, Schmitt Music, and Wenger Music Corp.

There's no question that students reap the benefit of our strong industry connections, including a professional partnership with Sound Strations Studios in La Crosse, Wis., owned and operated by adjunct faculty and Grammy Award winner, Brett Huus.

Career Options

Students who graduate with a music industry degree are prepared for careers in the advertising, marketing, and public relations fields. Graduates are also ready for other professional positions such as arts administrators, broadcast and sound engineers, musicians and singers, and private practice lawyers, among other options.

High School Preparation

High school coursework that will support a student in his or her pursuit of a music industry degree includes experience in Accounting, Band or Orchestra, Choir, Business, Economics, Music History, and Music Theory.

Enhance Your Experience

Students who earn a degree from the music industry track oftentimes pursue a double major or minor in management, marketing, or even digital media and journalism

 

Course of Study & Course Descriptions