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Music and Communication Studies with Concentration in Music Industry, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Music with Concentration in Music Industry, the first such undergraduate program offered in Boston, is designed for students with an interest in fields such as artist management; the music products industry; the recording industry; arts administration; contracting and legal issues; and broadcast, mobile, and online media technologies. 

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The Bachelor of Science in Music with Concentration in Music Industry, the first such undergraduate program offered in Boston, is designed for students with an interest in fields such as artist management; the music products industry; the recording industry; arts administration; contracting and legal issues; and broadcast, mobile, and online media technologies.

The Department of Communication Studies is committed to providing students with both the communication skills and the understanding of the communication process required to thrive in a complex and changing society. Majors are required to demonstrate a mastery of the fundamentals of effective communication, to learn the fundamentals of communication theory and practice, and to develop a distinct area of emphasis. Some of the more popular areas include argumentation and advocacy, organizational and health communication, international and intercultural communication, digital communication and social media, and media production. The curriculum is designed to enhance the understanding of human communication in a variety of contexts, to empower students to become informed and engaged citizens, and to provide the knowledge and skills required to live a rich personal and professional life.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
COURSE OUTCOMES
Communication is a diverse discipline and every department is unique. At Northeastern, the Communication Studies curriculum was designed to achieve three distinct learning objectives:

1. Basic communication skills, including the ability to research a question, prepare and deliver a compelling speech, and think critically and write effectively.
2. An understanding of the communication discipline including an appreciation of the history of communication studies, familiarity with important theoretical principles, and the ability to apply this knowledge to contemporary problems.
3. A distinct area of emphasis that distinguishes their major. Some of the more popular areas include argumentation and advocacy, organizational or health communication, digital communication, and media production.

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Interests of Music and Communication Studies with Concentration in Music Industry, BS Students

  • advertising
  • artist and repertoire
  • artist management
  • audio production
  • booking
  • business
  • collaboration
  • communication
  • concert production
  • copyright
  • entrepreneurship
  • festivals
  • mixing
  • music
  • music industry
  • music journalism
  • public relations
  • recording
  • touring
  • video

Co-op Opportunities

  • Live Nation
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • mtheory
    1140 Broadway, NY
  • Nettwerk
    Cambridge, MA
  • Superfly
    381 Park Ave S, NY
  • glassnote records
    770 Lexington Ave, NY
  • Jamspot
    Somerville, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • DAW
    • recording
    • ableton
    • protools
    • logic
    • music production
    • recording studio
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • artist manager
    • record label
    • music publisher
    • attorney
    • promoter
    • booking agent
    • social media
    • music critic
    • music journalist

Music and Communication Studies with Concentration in Music Industry, BS Requirements

Music Theory Placement

All students must take a theory placement exam. Students who do not place into MUSC 1201 must first take the following:

Music Theory Requirement

Music in Context

Choose one course from traditional, ethnomusicology, or contemporary categories.

Communication Studies Requirements

Integrative Requirement

Complete one of the integrative options below. If a communication studies course is taken, an additional music industry course is required, chosen from the list of music industry electives above.

Communication Studies Option

Complete two of the following. One communication studies course is required:

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar�s website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Daniel Strong Godfrey

Department Chair, Professor

d.godfrey@northeastern.edu
617-373-6352

Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor

d.herbeck@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Administrators:

Kelli Alvarez

Administrative Officer

ke.alvarez@northeastern.edu
617-373-2776

Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

a.chin@northeastern.edu
617-373-8662

Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

a.kilgore@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

j.faber@northeastern.edu
617-373-3701

Greg Zuch

Academic Advisor

g.zuch@northeastern.edu
617-373-7942

Co-op Advisors:

Craig Bettinson, EDM

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

cr.bettinson@northeastern.edu
617-373-4261

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

k.murphy@northeastern.edu
617-373-3412

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