Associate of Arts in Performance
MI’s Associate of Arts in Performance degree (six quarters/90 credit units) provides technical skills, musical knowledge and live-show experience that prepares students for a wide range of creative opportunities as professional musicians. This vocationally-oriented* degree is designed to develop contemporary music performance skills for:
You may also earn an Associate of Arts degree by combining Performance with an Entertainment Industry emphasis, including:
*Associate programs do not include General Education. If you intend to transfer from an AA program to MI’s Bachelor of Music Degree program, please see “Admissions: Transfer of Credit” in the MI Course Catalog.
Associate of Science in Music Business
The Associate of Science in Music Business degree (six quarters/90 credit units) provides students with in-depth training in a diverse range of subjects encountered in today’s music industry. In addition to principal courses in entertainment law, music publishing and licensing, record labels, distribution, personal management and more, the Associate of Science degree also includes courses in music industry history, international music publishing, accounting and finance, marketing, and visual media. Students partake in two internships as well as supportive music courses covering song structure, recording and production, and critical listening skills. The Associate of Science in Music Business degree prepares students with a strong foundation to become music industry professionals in areas such as record labels, music publishing, artist management, touring, entrepreneurship and more.