MUSIC INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE
Black Hawk College
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The Music Industry Certificate Program (MICP) curricula are primarily designed to provide the basic toolset required for local, regional, or national entry-level employment in various music-industry-related settings. Secondarily, the program is also designed to position the student to transition into a higher-degree music program at a 2-year or 4-year institution, either locally, regionally, or nationally.
Students completing the MICP may find entry-level positions with music marketing and sales companies, record companies, arts management firms, music publishing companies, music festival promoters, music recording studios, or music production companies. Other job opportunities may include advertising agencies, video game companies, radio/TV stations, or creating one's own work as a freelance artist. If students decide to continue their education, several completed courses in the program will count toward the general education core and an Associate in Arts degree's music components.
Students completing this program will be able to:
Analyze, record, and communicate financial information about business performance.
Apply macro-economic principles of a capitalistic society to the day-to-day operations of a business.
Develop a business plan that incorporates the necessary elements of market research, financing, organizational structure, management skills, and marketing.
Understand important principles of music theory.
Differentiate among historical musical styles and important works.
Successfully perform on their instrument or voice at a jury, concert, and recital experience.
Record, edit, mix and produce a professional quality portfolio of commercials, original songs, live concerts, and other items using the software and hardware tools available.