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Music (B.A.) - Music Entrepreneurship Specialization

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
  • Results Radio
  • Sweetwater Sound
  • Wenger Corp.

Suggested Certificates

  • Experiential Learning

Suggested Minors

  • Performing Arts Administration
  • Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Advertising

Clubs and Organizations

  • Music Entrepreneurship Club
  • Tau Beta Sigma

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.