Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Business

Turn Your Love of Music into a Career

The Music Industry Business program will help you understand the creation and marketing components of today's music industry. Classes in recording, business, artist management, publishing, economics—and much more—are combined with internships to prepare you for a successful career in the music industry.

Why study Music Industry Business at NU?

  • Only 4 year fully accredited degree program of its kind in the northwest region of the United States.
  • Top tier, industry rated recording facilities and environments/equipment.
  • Award-winning faculty members.
  • 100% job placement since we started in 2010.
  • Minutes from Seattle, one of the top 6 thriving music scenes/cultures in the United States.
  • Opportunities for internship experience, employment, and ministry—locally and abroad.
  • Our Music Business program is accredited with the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs—the highest accreditation possible for business schools that focus on teaching excellence.

Alumni Story

Margret Akers

Don't overlook Northwest. The professors here are really invested in your success. They opened doors for me that I could have never opened myself. Choosing this school has made a huge difference. I've done things here that I never imagined I would.
Margaret Akers, A&R / Project Manager at Save The City Records, Volunteers as a West Coast Promoter for LMG concerts

Where Have Students Interned?

  • EMI Nashville — Music Publishing
  • Tooth and Nail Records; Seattle — Music marketing/publishing
  • Mars Hill Music; Seattle — Music marketing/publishing/distribution
  • East-West Studios; Los Angeles — Recording/Engineering/Producing

Common Career Paths

  • Recording Engineer
  • Producer
  • Musician
  • TV & Radio
  • Movie soundtrack work
  • Artist management
  • Music Copyright
  • Publishing
  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Church Stage/Sound producer

Word From The Dean

Dr. Teresa Gillespie

Dr. Teresa Gillespie

Dean, College of Business

"Your education is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. It's critical that students involved in the Music Industry/Recording Arts are learning from top instructors who are still contributing to the industry in big ways. The academic challenges you'll face in the Music Industry Business program will not only prepare you for the career you've chosen, they'll prepare you to succeed."

Course Listings

A complete list of courses can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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Accreditation

Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs Logo

Northwest University Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs. Accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Program. This recognition assures students and employers that Northwest University Business Programs use the same standards as those used by businesses, health care providers, and others to recognize excellence. More information about ACBSP Accreditation can be found at http://www.acbsp.org.

Recognition

Sales Education Foundation

Northwest University has been recognized by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) as a "Top Universities for Professional Sales Education" program in their 2017 annual magazine. The SEF recognizes our university for preparing students for successful careers in professional selling and helping to elevate the sales profession.

More questions?

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