Music History
& Industry

Bachelor of Arts

Classically trained violinist Stephanie Economou M.A. ’14 is part of a new generation of female film composers. Photo: Pamela Springsteen

Your Pathway to the Music Industry

The Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Industry creates your pathway to study music while also gaining the practical skills required to meet the challenges of today’s evolving music industry. Building upon the Herb Alpert School’s existing bachelor of arts in Musicology and its popular minor in Music Industry, this new program combines practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories.

Program Highlights:

  • 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
  • Gain musical literacy and real-world hands-on training by taking a holistic approach to understanding music and the music industry
  • Craft a senior year capstone course that allows you to develop music industry focused projects under the guidance of faculty
Naming, Understanding, and Playing with Metaphors in Music
This symposium aims to spark conversation on how metaphorical language shapes our understanding of not only music and sound but one another and the world.
Ceremony Held for Outdoor Courtyard Dedicated as Anti-Discrimination Haven
The Herb Alpert School of Music has designated an outdoor space between the Music Library at the Schoenberg Musical Building and the recording center in the Ostin Music Center as a haven from discrimination and marginalization.
UCLA Library awards grants to eight music school projects
Funds to support commissions, performances, recordings, residencies and research for contemporary music

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Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
Musicology
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
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