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The Music Business degree is a curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in music industry. The degree is designed for the student interested in pursuing business opportunities involving music. This program combines elements of the traditional music curriculum with business, marketing, management, and music industry courses. This degree requires 64 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Music, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: MUSIC.AAS

Program Requirements
MUSIC 1101Music Theory I3
MUSIC 1102Music Theory II3
MUSIC 1104Introduction to American Music3
or MUSIC 1115 Introduction to World Music
MUSIC 1107Aural Skills I1
MUSIC 1108Aural Skills II1
MUSIC 1113Survey of Music Business3
MUSIC 1171Class Piano I1
MUSIC 1172Class Piano II1
MUSIC 1185Applied Music Ii: Music Major2
MUSIC 2201Music Theory III3
MUSIC 2202Music Theory IV3
MUSIC 2207Aural Skills III1
MUSIC 2208Aural Skills IV1
MUSIC 2211Recording Techniques I3
MUSIC 2271Class Piano III1
MUSIC 2272Class Piano IV1
ACCOU 2140Financial Accounting
BUSIN 1100Introduction to Business3
MANAG 2210Principles of Management3
MARKE 2210Principles of Marketing3
PHYSI 1100Physics4
MATH 1100Business Mathematics3
MUSIC 1185Applied Music Ii: Music Major 12
Program Electives
Music Ensembles
Select two credits from the following:2
College of DuPage Concert Choir
College of DuPage Jazz Choir
College of DuPage Chamber Singers
Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra
DuPage Chorale
Community Band
DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble
COD Jazz & Popular Music Ensembles
Percussion Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Opera Workshop
General Education
Select nine credits; Social and Behavioral Sciences and Communications. 29
Total Credits60

MUSIC 1185 Applied Music Ii: Music Major needs to be taken for two semesters to facilitate one year of private instrumental study on the student's major instrument. 


In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MUSIC 1101 Music Theory I 3
MUSIC 1107 Aural Skills I 1
MUSIC 1171 Class Piano I 1
MUSIC 1104
Introduction to American Music
or Introduction to World Music
MATH 1100 Business Mathematics 3
BUSIN 1100 Introduction to Business 3
EnsembleMusic Ensemble Course 1 1
Second Semester
MUSIC 1102 Music Theory II 3
MUSIC 1108 Aural Skills II 1
MUSIC 1172 Class Piano II 1
MUSIC 1185 Applied Music Ii: Music Major 2
ACCOU 2140 Financial Accounting 4
MARKE 2210 Principles of Marketing 3
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Third Semester
MUSIC 2201 Music Theory III 3
MUSIC 2207 Aural Skills III 1
MUSIC 2271 Class Piano III 1
MUSIC 1113 Survey of Music Business 3
MUSIC 2211 Recording Techniques I 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
MUSIC 2202 Music Theory IV 3
MUSIC 2208 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSIC 2272 Class Piano IV 1
MUSIC 1185 Applied Music Ii: Music Major 2
PHYSI 1100 Physics 4
MANAG 2210 Principles of Management 3
EnsembleMusic Ensemble Course 1 1
 Total Credits64

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Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural, or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.