Academics

Music Business

The Music Business area of study is an opportunity for music students to engage in courses from areas of marketing, multimedia, communications, and music business. This area of study will provide coursework needed for a successful transfer a 4-year Bachelor of Music Business degree. Music business students must successfully complete the following coursework before transferring to a four-year institution as a junior in music business: two semesters of music theory, four semesters of applied music, two semesters of class piano, four semesters participation in one or more college performance groups.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II 3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
ECON 111PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *6
MATHEMATICS *3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *3 to 4
MUS 148INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN MUSIC 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPLIED MUSIC **4
ONE PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATION ***4
MUS 110CLASS PIANO I ****2
MUS 170THEORY I 3
MUS 180MUSICIANSHIP I 1
MUS 171THEORY II 3
MUS 181MUSICIANSHIP II 1
MUS 120INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC BUSINESS 3
ACCTG 120FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree
** Students should enroll in applied music each semester. If a student enrolls for more than four semesters, the last number of the sequence my be repeated.
*** For each semester of enrollment in applied music, a student must also enroll in a performance organization.
**** If a student's applied intrument is piano, MUS 110 is not required.

Students enrolled in the Associate of Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic adviser to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

To maximize music skill development, each level of theory, musicianship, and piano should be taken concurrently (i.e. MUS 110, MUS 170, MUS 180; MUS 111, MUS 171, MUS 181). If the student's primary instrument is piano, the Applied Piano numbers may be substituted.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Summer SemesterMUS 136 (if needed)
Fall Semester 1Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 110; MUS 170; MUS 180; ENGL 110; Mathematics; MUS 148
Spring Semester 1Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 171; MUS 181; ENGL 111; MUS 120; Humanities
Fall Semester 2Applied Music; Performing Organization; COMM 110; Life Science; ACCTG 120; Social Science
Spring Semester 2Applied Music; Performing Organization; Physical Science; Humanities/Fine Arts; ECON 111; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department

Room 124A

309-694-5113