Associate of Arts in
Associate of Arts in Entertainment Industry Studies
Mississippi Delta Community College
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The Entertainment Industry Studies curriculum provides instruction designed to prepare a student for a career in the Entertainment Industry. Satisfactory completion of this curriculum entitles the student to the Associate of Arts degree.
Potential careers include electronic production and design, which includes audio engineering, mastering, mixing, music directing, producing, program directing, programming, recording engineer, studio manager and MIDI technician; event production, management, planning, and technology; marketing; media development; music for game development; music online and print magazine writing, editing, and publishing; music web producer; recording, which includes research, publicity, marketing, public relations, and sales; sound technician, including sound design and sound operator and tours or road work, including road manager, sound technician, tour coordinator or tour publicist.
At this time Delta State University, University of Southern Mississippi, and The University of Memphis offers bachelor's degrees in Entertainment Industry Studies. Due to the varied requirements of the schools of music at the senior institutions, the programs may be adjusted to comply with the school's requirements where the students are transferring. Aside from the associate degree's core requirements, students will need to take some business courses and basic computer skills for musicians, computer recording I and II, audio engineering I and II, and a survey of popular music.