Music Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

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Music entrepreneurship is a discipline that intersects the traditional music disciplines. Music entrepreneurship harnesses the skills and mindset of the entrepreneur to empower musicians to create work that is meaningful, sustainable and oriented to community and market need. Students in a music degree program or students with a background in music will benefit from the business, marketing and organizational skills offered by certificate courses as applied specifically to and within the arts.

Program Offered

Music Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Application Requirements

Students should prepare a well-composed  statement of interest outlining their music background and personal goals. Submit statements to

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

The undergraduate certificate in music entrepreneurship consists of 15 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be upper-division. There are six credit hours of required coursework and the remaining nine credit hours are selected from the electives section. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Electives -- 9 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.