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Recording Industry (Music Business Concentration), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Not surprisingly, given its proximity to Music City, Middle Tennessee State has become a mecca for anyone who feels called to be part of the music scene. If you want to manage or represent artists, market their songs to record companies and the media, promote concert tours, or be involved in any aspect of bringing music to appreciative listeners, consider majoring in Music Business in the Department of Recording Industry.
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Overview

  • Faculty members with experience in all aspects of music business teach classes in wonderfully equipped classrooms. In a program centered around students, real-world experiences and professional contacts are part of learning.
  • As part of MTSU’s Recording Industry program, MATCH Records strives to involve students in all aspects of a traditional record label, from talent acquisition and development, to production, marketing, and distribution. In turn, students gain real-world experience and opportunities for networking. Local bands whose members include at least one MTSU student are eligible to get involved with the student-run label. The program now stretches across multiple semesters, allowing both the students who run the label and the artists utilizing it to have a truly immersive experience and the available time needed to produce meaningful and realistic results.
  • Created with input from music industry professionals and the leading industry associations, MTSU’s innovative Recording Industry curriculum is a cutting-edge program that helps blaze a tailor-made path for its students into any of the many rewarding careers of Tennessee’s robust music industries. Examples include:
  • A & R representative
  • Marketing representative
  • Music editor
  • Regional promotions manager
  • Song plugger
  • Staff publicist
  • Studio manager
  • Talent representative

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • RIM 3010 - Audio Fundamentals
  • RIM 3011 - Survey of Audio Technology
  • RIM 3500 - Lecture Series
  • RIM 4210 - ProTools for Songwriters
  • RIM 4690 - Digital Strategies for the Music Business
  • RIM 4800 - Understanding the Nashville Music Business-Past and Future
  • RIM 4900 - Individual Problems in the Recording Industry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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