What is Music Business and Industry at WVU like?
Music industry is a vibrant, multi-billion dollar global industry, vast in scope and reach, offering a product that is deeply ingrained into the fabric of every country and culture, across social strata, around the world. As such, it offers extensive professional opportunities to those who are trained, knowledgeable and versed in its systems, methods and practices.
The Music Industry program provides an engaging, systematic and rigorous course of study leading to analytical, creative, regulatory and entrepreneurial understanding and skills necessary to succeed in today’s complex and challenging music industry field.
The full course of study includes courses in music, music industry and business, combined with the University’s General Education Foundations curriculum, and is designed in line with the College of Creative Arts’ mission of educating artists, teachers and scholars through an experiential, student-centered approach to learning. The Music Industry program includes courses in intellectual property in music industry, music publishing, live music industry, recording industry, music product development and placement, recording technology, etc.
All interested students must apply to the University and audition for the School of Music for acceptance.
Music Business and Industry program highlights:
At a Glance
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Areas of Emphasis
Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:
- Applied Music