In your first year, you’ll gain foundational knowledge that will be vital to your success in the music industry. You’ll take core business courses in topics such as marketing, management and economics. But these aren’t your average business courses. We tailor them to the arts and media industries, so each example and scenario will make sense for the unique landscape of your chosen career.
You’ll also take a jam-packed survey course called Business of Music. This course will give you the lay of the land: current trends, opportunities, threats and themes emerging in the field. You’re likely to explore how different industries are structured and meet with guest professionals and Columbia alumni to get a sense of what the work looks like day to day.