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 music majors 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.
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.
Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey
Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in music/music industry
For music industry concentration: 57
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120
School: Arts and Humanities
Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Music
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.
- Music theory and ear training
- Music software: Finale, Sonar, 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
- Time management
- Recording artist
- Music director
- Music store owner / manager
- Concert promoter
- Music therapist
- Music sales
- Music producer
- Entertainment lawyer
- Talent agent or manager
- Music venues
- Music stores
- Recording studios
- Production companies
- Performance groups
- Music publishers
- Entertainment companies
- Talent agencies
- Performing arts groups
- TV, radio, or film
Learn From the Best
Our faculty are accomplished. Several 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, art shows, internships, and more.
Clubs and Organizations
- Kappa Kappa Psi – an 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
Wayne State offers a variety of music performance opportunities throughout the year. Vocal performance groups include Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, and Women's Choir. Instrumental groups include the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chamber Music, and Mariachi Ensemble.
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.