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Music and Entertainment Industry

Following a long history of instruction in the music industry, Bradley University’s unique Music and Entertainment Industry degree will prepare you to enter the exciting world of the music business. This program is designed for you if you don’t have a background in music education from high school. There’s no music audition required for admission to the program.

As a Bradley Music and Entertainment Industry graduate, you’ll be equipped for a variety of professional environments that include:

  • arts management
  • music supervision
  • music product industry
  • licensing and copyright
  • artist representation

Preparing You For Success

From the first day on campus, you’ll begin your career with classes in interactive media, audio and video production, and music promotions. Like our Music Business majors, you’ll take courses in business basics such as accounting, marketing, and finance and then merge these with music industry specific classes that will teach you the basics of copyright, music licensing, live entertainment, and music with movies and television.

Music Entertainment and Industry students have opportunities to:

  • Study in Hollywood
  • Travel in faculty led expeditions to music industry hubs
  • Participate in our student managed Hilltop Studio
  • Gain experience promoting artists with Brave Sounds Entertainment
  • Intern with music companies and organizations around the country
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Learn professional recording techniques and software programs

Making Your Mark

MEI degrees are valuable for careers in arts management, music supervision, licensing and copyright, artist representation and the music product industry. Recent graduates are working for companies like Budda Jones Movie Trailers, Soundtrack Music, Universal Music Group and the St. Louis Symphony.

Major Requirements

Required Courses - 56 hrs.

  • IM 113 Introduction to Interactive Media - 3 hrs.
  • COM 101 Survey of Communication - 3 hrs.
  • COM 201 Journalistic Writing - 3 hrs.
  • COM 203 Introduction to Electronic Media - 3 hrs.
  • COM 204 Audio Production - 3 hrs.
  • COM 314 Introduction to Video: Studio Production - 3 hrs.
    or COM 335 Introduction to Video: Field Production - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 101 Introduction to Music Business - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 201 Moguls in Music - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 204 Music Promotions Practicum (.5) - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 304 Music Licensing and Contracts - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 307 Agency and Fine Arts Administration - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 312 Music in Media - 3 hrs.
  • CFA 301 Cooperative Education/Internship in Communications and Fine Arts - 2–6 hrs.
  • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics - 3 hrs.
    or ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 157 Accounting Principles-Financial - 3 hrs.
  • ML 250 Interpersonal Effectiveness in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • ML 350 Managing for Results in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • FIN 322 Business Finance - 3 hrs.
  • MTG 304 Professional Selling - 3 hrs.
  • MTG 315 Principles of Marketing - 3 hrs.