Apply what you learn working with talented artists
You don’t have to be a performer to be an integral part of the music industry. The University of New Haven’s music industry program puts you at the dynamic business end of music, providing a unique balance of courses that will prepare you for career success as a concert promoter, agent, artist’s manager, radio promoter, music publisher, and A&R person (Artists and Repertoire), among other roles.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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16% Growth 2017-2027
13% Growth 2017-2027
Director of Client Service
9% Growth 2017-2027
An overview of the music industry from the record company’s perspective. Provides guidance to music enthusiasts who want to become record company executives, sales managers, producers, etc. Topics include: record company administration; business aspects of record production; promotion, publicity, and distribution; recording studio management; radio station programming and management; music videos; the retail music store.
An in-depth analysis of what comprises listening to music. Areas of study include sonics, production, structure, orchestration, arrangement, performance, sequence, lyrics, and more. Modern classics reviewed include The Beatles, The Band, Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and others.
A comprehensive overview of the legal procedures, timings and agreements used in the music industry. Includes detailed study of the current copyright law, publishing contracts, licensing, the manager and/or agent agreement, the record company contract, AFM and AFTRA agreements, and ethical considerations in the music industry.
An intense focus on various aspects of negotiations as it relates to the music industry. We will review major commentators on the topic and experience role-plays.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry, check out the Academic Catalog:
Mia Becker '11 combined her passion for music and business to pursue a career with Live Nation, the global leader for live entertainment. 'The University of New Haven gave me a great opportunity to create my own path,' she said.
We are a devoted group of individuals full of passion and creativity. For our student-run team, we use experiential growth, applying our skills and experience in new and innovative ways, and challenging ourselves to work smarter and stronger with every new endeavor we take on.Learn More
The University of New Haven is proud to partner with Blackbird Studio to offer a study-away program designed for students in our music majors. Nashville is the creative center of the American music business and a source for artists, songwriters, producers and engineers across the musical spectrum.Learn More
Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
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We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.