The first graduate program of its kind in the Western United States – and the only one located in the heart of the nation's professional entertainment community – the Music Industry Administration M.A. is a preferable alternative to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) for those who desire careers in producing, distributing and promoting music.
Because the program examines the many aspects of the industry itself – everything from current trends to music publishing and e-commerce to entertainment and copyright law to marketing management and organizational behavior – there is no performance requirement for admission.
Offered by the Department of Music in CSUN's Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication in collaboration with the university's College of Business and Economics and the Tseng College, the 33-unit Music Industry Administration program takes only 21 months to complete and is taught by distinguished music industry and business professionals. The program is offered in the cohort format, which facilitates networking and the formation of lasting professional connections. Evening and weekend course schedule is designed to fit program participants' busy schedules.
As CSUN students, program participants enjoy access to university resources, including the online research capabilities of the Oviatt Library.
The program prepares graduates for success in a number of music industry roles, including: