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Music (B.A.) - Music Entrepreneurship Specialization

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Learn by Performing, Creating, Analyzing and Listening

As a music major, you will learn by performing, creating, analyzing and listening to music. You will refine your talent as a musician through intensive training and build a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences, with courses in theory, history and performance. The music entrepreneurship specialization is designed for students who enjoy music but want a career option outside of performing or teaching music. The program prepares students for careers in music manufacturing, retail sales, music production, publishing, arts management, industry and a variety of other fields. An on-the-job internship experience is included as part of the professional requirement for the degree.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have prior training in music, such as in a high school music program.
  • Enjoy performing in groups.
  • Enjoy working in the world of business and with other artistic people.
  • Are disciplined, self- motivated and hard-working.

Career Opportunities

  • Sales manager
  • Facilities manager
  • Arts administrator
  • Event production
  • Arts marketing

Recent Employers

  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Sweetwater Sound
  • Conference Technologies, Inc.
  • Daktronics

Internship Opportunities

  • Sioux Falls Blues and Jazz Society
  • Washington Pavilion
  • Sweetwater Sound
  • Brookings Chamber of Commerce
  • Daktronics

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.