Music/Recording Industry

The Music/Recording Industry certificate is under review and is not admitting new students at this time. Please contact the College of Extended Learning for further information.

The Music/Recording Industry (MRI) program is designed for students who want to gain a solid foundation in the music business and/or recording industry. By choosing an emphasis on either the recording arts/technology or the music business, students carve out a career path for themselves, acquiring real marketable skills to compete successfully in a fiercely intense environment.

Typical career paths of our students pursue once they complete the program include: musicians, producers, audio engineers, artists managers, booking agents, songwriters and publishers. Since the industry has radically changed over the last decade and has largely become a field in which do-it-yourself skills have become essential survival tools, much of the curriculum is focused on the self-sufficiency of the student and the ability to access all available means of production and promotion with superb technical skills and relevant industry knowledge.

I have learned so much from the MRI program. It has been worth the time and money. I have especially loved the independent label class. It has given me real-world experience that I can take with me when looking for work in the music industry. I mean, my name was mentioned in Billboard Magazine because of this class and the MRI program.

Eugene Smith, MRI Student