Discover the Music Industry Program
“The Music Industry program integrates a liberal arts curriculum with direct skills engagement through internships, apprenticeships, and student-led projects”
-Robert Fink, Associate Dean and Chair of Music Industry Programs
“UCLA’s School of Music is closely affiliated with our industry and knows it well. Every business needs people who have the passion and the training that this program will provide. We need future professionals who’ve seriously considered many aspects of the music industry—cultural impact, creative innovation, and operational reality—and bring a fresh, informed point of view to the business.”
-Tom Corson, co-chairman and chief operating officer, Warner Records
More than one quarter of the nation’s music industry job postings are in California, and seven of the top ten U.S. cities employing music industry professionals are within 50 miles of UCLA’s Westwood campus. Our Music Industry program is build to take full advantage of our unique location.
Taught by a combination of research faculty and working professionals at all levels of the music industry, the new degree provides a 360-degree view of the entertainment business, including music and the law, finance, entrepreneurship, artist management, live-music promotion, digital marketing, publishing and music supervision.
In addition, the degree provides creative instruction in audio technology, musicianship, songwriting and production.
The UCLA Music Industry Program is committed to diversifying the industry, to social justice, and to musical activism. Based in a flagship public university, we provide an affordable, accessible path into the music industry for aspiring creative professionals. Our professional faculty includes both industry veterans and a younger, more diverse generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and executives committed to empowering women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ creatives both onstage and behind the scenes.
The program in Music Industry harnesses direct pathways for in-state transfer students. By offering this level of accessibility and affordability, the degree is poised to foster inclusive excellence in the music business playing field.
Faculty on the Leading Edge
Make your gift to Music Industry Student Scholarships to support future generations of music professionals who will lead the industry forward with creativity, innovation, and social responsibility. Your contribution will foster talent from diverse backgrounds and empower students to make a difference in the ever-evolving world of music, all at the nation’s #1 public university.
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