Wayne State College
A Degree in Music Industry

Music Industry Degree Program

About the Music Industry Degree Program

A career in music can mean more than just teaching or performing. Our Music Industry degree program combines a background in music with a foundation in business that can lead you to a career in the music industry. Imagine yourself in the music business as an expert in music products, selling instruments and sound equipment. Or you could be in charge of promoting up-and-coming artists. In the Music Industry degree program at Wayne State, you’ll be ready for any of these careers and ready to share your passion with the world. 

Sample Program of Study

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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Music / Music Industry

Hours required:
For music industry concentration: 57
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Business Administration, Theatre, Electronic Media, Pre-Law

School: Arts and Humanities

Department: Music

Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Music

Music Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. The Department of Music offers financial aid to students majoring in Music through a number of scholarships. An audition is required to qualify for a music scholarship. You do not need to enroll at Wayne State College to audition.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Music Industry degree program.

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Skills Learned

  • Music theory and ear training
  • Music software: Finale, Cakewalk, Pyware 3D, and Audacity
  • History and literature of music
  • Music performance
  • Arts management
  • Instrument repair
  • Principles of marketing
  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Retail management
  • Basic accounting
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Self-motivation
  • Time management


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Possible Careers

  • Recording artist
  • Music director
  • Music store owner / manager
  • Concert promoter
  • Music therapist
  • Music sales
  • Music producer
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Talent agent or manager

employers of music industry degree majors


  • Music venues
  • Music stores
  • Recording studios
  • Production companies
  • Performance groups
  • Music publishers
  • Entertainment companies
  • Theatres
  • Talent agencies
  • Performing arts groups
  • TV, radio, or film
  • Self-employment


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Music Industry degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Music Industry degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

  • Kappa Kappa Psian honorary band fraternity that provides service to the band program and the Department of Music
  • Phi Kappa Phi - an honor society for all academic disciplines


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Performing Groups

Wayne State offers a variety of music performance opportunities throughout the year. Vocal performance groups include Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Lyrica Treble Choir. Instrumental groups include the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Mariachi, and small chamber ensembles.


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Music Festivals

Upcoming Events
internships for major in music industry


Before graduating with your Music Industry degree, you’ll need complete an internship to earn credit toward your degree.  Career Services is available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

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