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The Music Industry Program includes a rigorous course of academic study and awards a Bachelor of Science degree. For our business-focused students, we also offer an accelerated BS/MBA program in partnership with Drexel’s LeBow College of Business. All students who apply for this option must take the GMAT entrance exam.

The RAMP (Recording Arts & Music Production) concentration focuses on the techniques and technologies of music and audio production found in record, television, and advertising industries.

The Music Business concentration focuses on the business and related legal aspects of the current state of the music industry.

Our highly competitive program is enhanced by Drexel’s cooperative education system that provides experiential learning with industry partners. Music Industry students spend two summers working for a co-op employer such as a record label, music venue, recording studio, radio station, or booking agent.

Since 2003, our program prepares students for careers in the music industry such as: record label executive, music marketing director, radio station/broadcast industry executive, music producer, recording engineer, press relations and publicity director, music publisher, music supervisor for film and TV, venue owner/manager, sound editor for film and TV, entertainment attorney, artist manager, concert promoter, tour manager, live sound engineer...and many more.

The Music Program and MAD Dragon Records receive generous support from the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.

Major and Sequence Sheets

The following plans of study are linked to the Course Catalog and are for review purposes only. Several factors influence the sequencing of those courses including: transfer credits, AP credits, academic year entering the program and programmatic changes. Students should refer to their individualized DegreeWorks account and consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure they meet all degree requirements in a timely manner.

Music Industry Curriculum 

Academic Advisor: Denise Snow

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