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Music Industry BA Degree

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Program Description

The Music Industry Concentration is designed to acquaint students with the concepts and methodologies of the music industry to provide excellence in specialized caree preparation for the contemporary music profession and to focus upon legal, financial and ethical aspects of a career in music, by providing educational experiences which interrelate skills and methodologies necessary to manage the artistic, financial, and ethical challenges facing the musician of today. This Concentration contains two track areas one in business for those interested in combining music performance with knowledge in the financial and business areas of the industry, and one in media, which emphasizes the communications aspects of the industry. Each track consists of twenty-one (21) hours of electives.

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Complete a minimum of 128 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or higher for ALL music courses. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

Contact Information

Name: Ralph Barrett, Assistant Professor
Email: rbarrett5@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-7213
Fax: (919) 530-7540
Office Location: 321 C. Ruth Edwards Music Hall
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