A Professional Pathway
to the Music Industry

The new Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry is a leadership-focused professional degree which prepares students to transform the creative, entrepreneurial, and executive structures of the music industry. Designed from the ground up to center creativity, social justice, and experiential learning, the curriculum combines a rigorous introduction to the artistic, financial, and managerial skills necessary to succeed in the music industry with the critical and creative space to imagine changing it.

Program Highlights:

  • Learn from an innovative faculty of industry executives, research academics, experienced teachers and professional artists who represent today’s diverse, rapidly-changing music industry
  • Develop critical and ethical perspectives with courses on the history and culture of music, social justice and musical activism, and the global music industry
  • Capitalize on L.A.’s prime position as a hub for global media, music production, and independent record producers/artist managers with an industry internship
  • Craft a senior year capstone course that allows you to develop music industry focused projects under the guidance of UCLA faculty and industry mentors
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The academic head at MIT Media Lab will discuss his large-scale tech opera productions.   On the heels of a triumphant debut of his latest opera “Schoenberg in Hollywood” internationally acclaimed artist-innovator Tod Machover will share insights into his groundbreaking approach to the marriage of creativity and technology on Wednesday December 6 at 6 p.m. at
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