Have you ever wondered about how you would make it in the music business? This program provides you with all the necessary tools you need to be a highly successful working musician.
Music entrepreneurship is a discipline that intersects the traditional music disciplines. Music entrepreneurship harnesses the skills and mindset of the entrepreneur to empower musicians to create work that is meaningful, sustainable and oriented to community and market need.
Students in a music degree program and students with a background in music benefit from the business, marketing and organizational skills they develop through the certificate courses as applied specifically to and within the arts.
At A Glance
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The certificate in music entrepreneurship is meant to supplement study for music majors and nonmajors in any discipline with a music background. Students may be admitted to the certificate by submitting a statement of interest outlining their music background and personal goals through the School of Music, Dance and Theatre application. For further application details, students should visit the program website at https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/degree-programs/music-entrepreneurship-certificate.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Graduates who have combined the certificate in music entrepreneurship with their major program of study may become more marketable to employers. They often decide to pursue employment in such industries as arts entertainment, music business, arts administration or performance. Career examples include arts administrator, business owner, community arts advocate, performing musician and public or community school teacher.