ARTIST SUPPORT CENTER
The Artist Support Center (ASC) helps students maximize the benefits of their educational and social experience at Musicians Institute, while providing the professional development strategies needed to pursue careers in the music and entertainment industry. By creating a supportive environment to facilitate the goals of each student, the ASC is dedicated to ensuring the best opportunities for success in the real world upon graduation and beyond.
Through one-on-one appointments, group workshops, tutoring sessions and a variety of additional resources, SSC counselors can provide assistance to current students and alumni in the following areas:
- Student Affairs
- Career Development
- Alumni Engagement
- Internship Placement
- International Student Advising
- Additional Services
available via appointment only
Assistance is available in resolving personal difficulties or adjusting to campus life. Students can meet one-on-one with a counselor, and all conversations are confidential. Our staff counselor is available weekly, free of charge, for half-hour and hour-long sessions.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Information is provided on nearby medical clinics, doctors, and hospitals for students’ physical and mental health needs. Free yoga/meditation classes open to all students.
ACADEMIC APPEALS & CHANGES
Assistance is provided with certain academic-related processes like final grade appeals, incompletes, course load adjustments, formal complaints, or changes of enrollment status, such as a withdrawal or leave of absence.
Students who would like additional academic assistance may submit a tutor request form to the Student Affairs Office. Tutor sessions are provided free of charge, and tutors will be assigned based on their availability, and the sessions are arranged around the tutor and student’s schedules. Tutors and students will meet for a one-hour session, once a week, for two weeks. Additional sessions may be requested after completing the second session. After the student confirms the tutor session, attendance is mandatory unless the student notifies the tutor coordinator in advance. Students who miss a tutor session without giving prior notification will be temporarily prohibited from requesting tutor sessions.
available via appointment only
ASC staff provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help students create and meet personal career goals. Counselors provide individual, one-on-one attention or group sessions during scheduled appointments.
A variety of services are offered to help implement job search strategies, get industry exposure and develop promotional materials. This includes assistance with MI’s talent and job networking website, MI Connects, at connects.mi.edu.
Students can meet with industry experts on specific topics. These mentors guide them through the challenges of meeting their own unique career goals. Bookings are done through the booking portal at mobile.mi.edu.
Career-related workshops are held every quarter to bolster a student’s understanding of the entertainment industry. Past workshops have included: How to Break in Film and TV; How to Get Ready for NAMM; Critical Listening for Songwriters; and the Music Library Marathon.
GENERAL AFFILIATIONS and DISCOUNTS to CAREER EVENTS
Students are encouraged to attend career-related events with MI’s discounted and seasonal rates. Past events and affiliations include: NAMM Show, ASCAP I Create Music Expo, TAXI Road Rally, Grammy U, California Copyright Conference, and more.
The services of the SSC continue to be available after students graduate from their MI program. Alumni can stay connected to MI and the music industry through clinics, educational events and networking opportunities. Graduates also have the opportunity to make appointments with SSC team members.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Alumni can receive instruction on the best practices and current trends in using various social media platforms for branding, marketing and promotion.
NETWORK EVENTS AND THE ALUMNI PASS
Alumni are invited to special Alumni-only networking events. Alumni also have access to the school during specific times in the quarter.
An Alumni Weekend Pass may also be purchased in person at the Registrar’s Office for $10. The pass is valid for one year from purchase date.
Students & alumni learn the techniques of preparing for auditions to ensure the best chance of getting hired through Audition Workshops and Mock Auditions.
- Step 1: Audition Workshops – An A&R specialist covers important topics like image development, stage presence and what to expect at a professional audition.
- Step 2: Mock Auditions – In a simulated professional environment, students learn how to best prepare for the real thing.
The Internship Program provides first-hand experience in the music industry through internship positions in music-related companies for Audio Engineering and Common Course students. Music Business students are required to complete an internship for their major’s requirement in their second quarter.
Internship companies include:
- Record labels, recording studios, & post houses
- Entertainment marketing firms
- PR firms, booking agencies, & music publishers
MI provides no guarantee regarding the future availability of internships at specific companies or in specific positions. Placement is subject to availability and student qualifications.Internship companies include:
Click here to schedule an appointment regarding Internships.
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