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Music Business and Industry Graduate Certificate

Jan. 9, 2022

Next Start Date

5

Courses Required

$667

Cost Per Credit Hour

15

Total Credit Hours

Learn Fundamental Skills for the Music Industry

The Music Business and Industry Graduate Certificate, offered by the College of Creative Arts, covers the complete range of today’s music industry commerce and products. Students will analyze the progressive stages of the industry’s various product life cycles within the current global external environment. This includes creation, transformation, consumption, commercial exploitation, and feedback. The program methodically builds and widens each student’s perspectives of the music industry’s fundamental regulatory and commercial mechanisms. Along the way, students will develop the skills to manage and operate its various systems.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous


Start Dates

January 9, 2023
August 16, 2023

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

College of Creative Arts

Degree Awarded: Music Business and Industry Graduate Certificate

Program Details

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To facilitate a holistic, methodical approach, the Graduate Certificate in Music Business and Industry curriculum consist of five (5) 600 level courses, representing a cohesive academic core, covering all the fundamental, interrelated and interdependent segments of the music industry through methodical study of its foundations, commerce, and operations.

The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the only nationally recognized accrediting agency for professional music instruction. All programs comply with the objectives and guidelines required by this organization.

Program Director
Darko Velichkovski
(304) 293-5677
Creative Arts Center

Curriculum Program Website


Admission Requirements

  • Apply with the online Graduate Application
  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Submit resume/vitae
  • Submit personal statement of 500 words, describing student’s professional experiences, goals and aspirations
  • The GRE is required. Students must achieve 153 on the verbal and 144 on the quantitative GRE sections. The GRE requirement may be waived if the student’s bachelor’s degree GPA is 3.3 or higher, and/or if professional experience in the industry exceeds five years, with strong academic and/or professional recommendations.
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and
    1. Mail to:
      WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
      One Waterfront Place
      PO Box 6510
      Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    2. or Email to: GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu

Program Admission Details


Admissions

Admission is selective and competitive. Minimum application materials will include the following:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university and a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • GRE results with minimum scores including 153 on the verbal and 144 on the quantitative GRE sections. (The GRE requirement may be waived if the student’s Bachelor’s Degree GPA is 3.3 or higher [on a 4.0 scale], and/or if his/her professional experience in the industry exceeds 5 years, with strong academic and/or professional recommendations.)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A 500-word essay describing student’s professional preferences, goals and aspirations.

Course Requirements

If a student has not already completed the following undergraduate course(s) prior to registering for the program, they must complete them during the first year of the program:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music earned - Undergraduate Accounting / Financial Management course needed.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business earned - Undergraduate Music Appreciation course needed.
  • Other Bachelor’s Degree(s) earned - Undergraduate Accounting / Financial Management course and Undergraduate Music Appreciation course needed.

Major Code: 2514

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Music Business and Industry Graduate Certificate requires 15 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $667.

Total Degree Cost

$10,005 – Residents and Non-Residents.

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $667
3 $2,001
6 $4,002
9 $6,003

Meet Kelly Legg

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“I am a graduate of the WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics with a degree in business administration. I am here to service, support and simplify the enrollment process. Our online programs are the perfect opportunity for working individuals to pursue another degree.”

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Financial Aid

Students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Visit Student Financial Support & Services for additional information.


Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Music Business and Industry Graduate Certificate may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Music Director
Projected Growth: 5-10%

Marketing Manager
Projected Growth: 10-15% *Bright Outlook

Producer & Director
Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Talent Director
Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Agent & Business Manager of Artists, Performers
Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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