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(MUSC 401) Careers in Music

Information on bridging the gap between graduation and securing a living as a musician. Focus on individualized career development, business skills including marketing, and career self-management. In addition, students will create a professional portfolio including a website, resume, and headshot.

Credit Hours 2.0 Lecture
Prerequisite Music Major
Offered Winter - even years
Programs Music (BA)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create a professional portfolio including a resume, bio, headshot, and website.
  • Become knowledgeable about the practical skills needed to be self-employed musician (as many are) about marketing, and financial planning and management.
  • Interview professionals who have achieved success professionally and artistically in music.
  • Research entrepreneurship within the performing arts, explore the many options and avenues available after graduation; including graduate school, teaching, performing, music business, recording, and non-traditional careers.
  • Reflect on career and portfolio fits that align with their interests and aptitudes.