The USC Thornton music industry program is geared toward students who are interested in practical knowledge regarding a rapidly evolving industry that is largely based in the Los Angeles area. It offers a unique education that blends music, business, academics and hands-on experience for those that seek a career in artist management, the record industry, music publishing, radio, music instrument manufacturing and distribution, professional songwriting, live promotion and production, arts management and other areas of the music industry. Students are guided by a faculty that include current and former industry professionals such as Mark Goldstein, Kenneth Lopez, Richard McIlvery, Andrew Garver and others.
The BM in music industry is designed for students whose performance capabilities parallel those required for the BM in performance but who seek a career in the music industry. This is a four-year, 132-unit program consisting of course work in the major performance area, core music classes (theory, music history, keyboard instruction, conducting, and ensembles), music industry, music technology and USC's general education and writing. A junior recital is required.
The BS in music industry is a four-year, 128-unit program, consisting of general education, writing, music industry courses, core music courses (keyboard instruction, fundamentals of music theory, and a music elective) and foundations of business finance. Two tracks are offered: industry and technology. An internship is required for both tracks.
Department of Music Industry
USC Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, California 90089-0851