Academics

Program Overview

The design of the Music Business program is to prepare you to have the acumen not only to find employment within the music business world but also to transform the industry through entrepreneurial innovation, all from a Christian worldview.

The program is designed to help you identify and harness the changes occurring within the modern music industry for both capital and artistic gains. This includes the development of basic business skills (communication, marketing, finance, management), overview and detail of the music industry and vocational opportunities, contractual/legal matters, management of artists, and event/tour planning. Specific attention is paid to integrity in business, operational excellence, spiritual mentoring of artists, presentation skills, planning, and visioning.

What can I do with this degree?

Upon graduation, you will be:

• prepared both to find gainful employment in the music industry or start your own business

• demonstrate an ability to communicate, discern, execute and lead at the professional level.

Music Producer | Recording Engineer | Artist Manager | Tour Manager | Record Label Executive | Booking Agent | Publicist | Artist, and Repertoire (A&R) Manager | and many more…

Program Details

Admission Requirements

First-Time Freshmen

  1. Must give credible witness of a personal salvation experience and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Complete and submit an application form.
  3. Submit two references: one Pastoral and one Personal. References must not be related to the student.
  4. Read, sign, and return the Visible Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith.
  5. Complete and pass an Audition and Student Life Interview.
  6. Submit an official high school transcript with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  7. Students under 24 years of age must complete and pass the Wonderlic test or submit an ACT score of 18 or higher, or SAT score of 960 or higher.
  8. The ACT or SAT test must have been taken within 5 years of the academic term for which the student is applying.
  9. Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Music program must place into Theory 1 after completing the Theory Placement Test taken during the Audition OR successfully complete a Remedial Theory course prior to enrollment in Theory courses.

Transfer Students

  1. Must give credible witness of a personal salvation experience and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Complete and submit an application form
  3. Submit two references: one Pastoral and one Personal. References must not be related to the student.
  4. Read, sign, and return the Visible Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith.
  5. Complete and pass an Audition and Student Life Interview.
  6. Proof of high school diploma or equivalent.
  7. Must have previous college credit (12 credit hours minimum) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) on your most recent college transcript.
  8. Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Music program must place into Theory 1 after completing the Theory Placement Test taken during the Audition OR successfully complete a Remedial Theory course prior to enrollment in Theory courses.