Bachelor of Arts in Music - Music Business Technology emphasis

Music Business & Technology

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Music Business Technology emphasis

Music Business Technology - a 3-in-1 Degree!

Millersville University uniquely combines technology, business, and music into one major. Students in the Music Business Technology (MBT) program participate in the “Creative Campus” program as performers, entrepreneurs, and educators, interact with visiting professionals, and participate in real-world projects.

INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM

  • Students receive one degree that encompasses music performance, business, and technology.
  • Project-based classes blend standard learning with hands-on experiences both in and out of the classroom.
  • Learn to fully operate ProTools and Logic in our state-of-the-art recording studio, as well as operate other digital audio workstations in our one-of-a-kind Yamaha piano lab.
  • Classes focus on commercial music and arts administration studies.
  • Develop business skills in contract negotiation, interpretation of copyright law, licensing agreements, concert promotion, grant proposal writing, event planning, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, promotion and professional communication.



CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT

  • Our buildings feature practice rooms, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, a cutting-edge recording studio, the largest state-of-the-art electronic Yamaha piano lab in the United States, offices, studios, and music libraries.
  • Students work collaboratively, under the direction of a faculty member, to maintain and operate the University’s Production Company, Marauder Music Productions (MMP). This allows student to receive first-hand experience with marketing plans, strategic planning, recording, and producing. 


CARING COMMUNITY

  • Students create, produce and successfully complete recording projects typical of those found in contemporary professional environments.
  • Through required local and national internship experiences, students significantly broaden their spectrum of the music business.
  • Faculty work with students to create opportunities to develop students’ entrepreneurial, performance, and creative skills—skills which enable them to become music leaders in their communities.
  • Through the Launch Music Conference and Festival in Lancaster, students have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with local musicians.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from our Music Business Technology program pursue careers in:

  • Audio Engineering
  • Artist Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Music Law
  • Music Production

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