College of Communication

Music Industry Studies

Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Through practical experience, creative preparation, and in-depth study, you’ll develop the knowledge and experience favored by varied sectors of the music industry, such as concert promoters, venues, music publishers, product manufacturers, radio, performing rights organizations, and talent agencies.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • MI107, Music Skills for Industry Professionals
  • MI201, Audio Production
  • MI452, Entertainment Media and the Law
  • MI222, History of the Music industry
  • MI252, Theories and Techniques of Sound Recording
  • MH308,  Music in Global Contexts
  • MH408,  History and Literature of Jazz

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Music Industry Studies major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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