Bradley's unique Music and Entertainment Industry program offers students a unique balance of studies including coursework in business, communications, and the music and entertainment industry.  Students take advantage of our nationally recognized business college, and complete a Music Business Internship (CFA301) in area of the industry of their choice.  Topics such as copyright, intellectual property rights, arts management, talent buying and agency, music licensing,  and the structure of the recording and publishing industry are covered in depth.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree (Music and Entertainment Industry)

Courses in the Music and Entertainment Industry include:

  • Communications
  • COM101 Survey of Communication - 3hrs
  • IM113 Intro to Interactive Media - 3hrs
  • COM201 Journalistic Writing - 3hrs
  • COM203 Electronic Media - 3hrs
  • COM204 Audio Production - 3hrs
  • COM 314 Introduction to Video: Studio Production - 3hrs
    or COM335 Introduction to Video: Field Production - 3hrs
  • Entertainment
  • MUS101 Introduction to the Music Business - 3hrs
  • MUS201 Moguls in Music - 3hrs
  • MUS204 Music Promotions Practicum - (4x.5) 2hrs
  • MUS304 Music Licensing & Contracts - 3hrs
  • MUS307 Agency & Fine Arts Administration - 3hrs
  • MUS312 Music In Media - 3hrs
  • CFA301 Internship - 2-6hrs
  • Business
  • ECO100 Intro to Economics - 3hrs
  • or ECO21 Principles of Microeconomics - 3hrs
  • ATG157 Accounting Principles - 3hrs
  • ML250 Interpersonal Effectiveness in Organizations - 2hrs
  • ML350 Managing for Results in Organizations - 2hrs
  • FIN322 Business Finance - 3hrs
  • MTG315 Principles of Marketing - 3hrs
  • MTG304 Professional Sales - 3hrs

Total hours 56

Admission Requirements – Music and Entertainment Industry

  1. Admission to the Music and Entertainment Industry does not require a music audition.
  2. Bradley students transferring into the department must have a 2.25 grade point average for a least 12 hours of coursework in order to declare a major and/or minor in the Department of Music.
  3. Students transferring from other institutions must have a 2.25 overall grade point average to be admitted to a major and/or minor in the department.  External transfer students not having a 2.25 overall grade point average must earn a 2.25 at Bradley for at least 12 hours of coursework before declaring a major and/or minor in the department.  Courses taken at other institutions must be evaluated by the Admissions Office and then by the department’s advisor for transfer students.

Degree Requirements

Music and Entertainment Industry (MEI) Degree Requirements:

  1. All MEI students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in music courses during the first two years to achieve advanced standing.
  2. A “sophomore review” will be held during the fall semester of each student’s sophomore year.  At the beginning of the fall semester, each sophomore MEI major will be scheduled for a meeting with his or her advisor, the department chair, and other faculty members as required for the review of the student’s progress up to that time.  The purpose of the review is to address any deficiencies that might impede the student’s continued progress in his or her chosen field.  Student’s will also have an opportunity to pose questions relevant to their academic programs at Bradley and their intended goals.
  3. For graduation, all MEI majors must have a grade point average of 2.25 for all courses taken in the major and/or minor (including courses outside of the department required for the major).
  4. MEI majors may apply a course to more than one major or minor if the corresponding department is in agreement.
  5. MEI majors may not minor in the Foster College of Business.
  6. MIE majors are encouraged to double major in a supporting academic field.