Music and Entertainment Industry Major

Following a long history of instruction in the field of music business, Bradley University’s Music and Entertainment Industry degree prepares students to enter the exciting world of the music business. Designed for students who are not performing musicians, there is no audition requirement.

Students take advantage of:

  • Our nationally recognized Foster College of Business
  • Unique courses in the music industry
  • Industry experienced instructors
  • Music industry internships
  • On campus Music Business organizations
  • Bradley’s Hollywood Semester
  • Music industry expeditions

Degree and Curriculum

Bradley Slane College of of Communication and Fine Arts offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Music and Entertainment Industry.

Students complete coursework in Communication including Interactive Media, Audio and Video Production, and Electronic Media.  Additionally, students complete coursework in business fundamentals, including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Sales.

A wide palate of music industry courses expose students to many possible career paths in the music business and prepare them for entry into the exciting entertainment industry.  The capstone of the degree is the Music Business Internship.

Beyond Bradley

Bradley Music and Entertainment graduates are prepared to succeed in a variety of professional environments including:

  • Music Supervision for TV and Movies
  • Entertainment Agency and Management
  • Music Licensing
  • Record Labels
  • Promotions and Event Management
  • Music Publishing

Course Sequence

Freshman - Fall Semester (16 hours)

  • COM 101 Survey of Comm. — 3
  • MUS 101 Intro to Mus. Bus. — 3
  • Core Courses — 9
  • University Experience — 1

Sophomore - Fall Semester (15.5 hours)

  • I M 113 Interactive Media — 3
  • MUS 201 Moguls in Music — 3
  • MUS 204 Practicum — 0.5
  • MUS 307 Agency — 3
  • ECO 100/221 Economics — 3
  • Core Course — 3

Junior - Fall Semester (15.5 hours)

  • COM 335 Video Field Production — 3
  • FIN 322 Finance — 3
  • MTG 315 Marketing — 3
  • MUS 204 Practicum — 0.5
  • MUS 360 Recording — 3
  • Core Course — 3

Senior - Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • MTG 304 Sales — 3
  • MUS Elective — 3
  • Elective — 3
  • Core Courses — 6

Freshman - Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • COM 201 Journalistic Writing — 3
  • COM 203 Electronic Media — 3
  • ATG 157 Accounting — 3
  • Core Courses — 6

Sophomore - Spring Semester (15.5 hours)

  • COM 204 Audio Production — 3
  • MUS 204 Practicum — 0.5
  • MUS 304 Licensing — 3
  • MUS 312 Music in Media — 3
  • Core Courses — 6
  • Summer — CFA 301 Internship — 2

Junior - Spring Semester (16.5 hours)

  • M L 250/350 Management — 4
  • MUS 204 Practicum — 0.5
  • MUS 361 Advanced Recording — 3
  • Core Courses — 9

Senior - Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • MUS Elective — 3
  • Elective — 3
  • Core Courses — 9

Course sequence information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.