The music industry is:
relationship-driven, apprenticeship-based, and creatively engaged.
So are we. And you can be, too.


overview

Everything we do is guided by professionals currently working in the music industry. 

They tell us what they want you to know: the music industry is relationship-driven, apprenticeship-based, and creatively engaged. 

This means we give you small, personalized classes that provide both a solid foundation and specialized areas of study.  With a 4:1 lab:class ratio, you have plenty of hands-on opportunity to develop your skills.  Professional development and small business entrepreneurship courses, as well as unparalleled career resources, prepare you to make the all-important professional connections. You plug-in to both the local and global music communities through trips to music industry conferences, on-campus guest speakers, and two guided internships.  Finally, because the best musicians make the best business people, expert musicians give you weekly private instrument lessons.  

Because we “get” music, all of this plus your own laptop, hardware, and software are included in a tuition that is the best value in music industry education. 

VU meters on the vintage 2" tape machine in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue. Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

VU meters on the vintage 2" tape machine in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue.
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

earned

Diploma
awarded upon successful completion

music industry Entrepreneurship

Specializations

  • music ‣ production
  • music ‣ business
  • music ‣ live
  • music ‣ video
  • music ‣ interactive
  • music ‣ independent

A reel of vintage 2" tape in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue. Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

A reel of vintage 2" tape in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue.
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

Recognized

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for independent Colleges and Schools to award a diploma in Music Industry Entrepreneurship.
     
  • Authorized by the Ohio State Board of Career Schools and Colleges to award a diploma in Music Industry Entrepreneurship. 

Remote control on the vintage 2" tape machine in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue. Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

Remote control on the vintage 2" tape machine in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue.
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

committed

Program Length68 credit hoursprogram is typically completed in 2 years
Term Length16 weeks per termx 6 terms
Term Timingterm 1.0 + term 3.0August - December
term 2.0 + term 4.0January - April
term 2.5 + term 4.5May - August
Courses Per Term6excluding term 2.5 + term 4.5 (1 each)
Course Schedulingterm 1.0 + term 2.0Mon - Thu • 9AM - 2PM
term 3.0 + term 4.0Mon - Thu • 3PM - 8PM
term 2.5 + term 4.5arranged with employer

The vintage 2" tape machine in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue. Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

The vintage 2" tape machine in our Studio B, courtesy of  GROOVE U advisory board member Harold LaRue.
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

invested

$28,999

Annual tuition + fees (2017-2018)
inclusive and transparent

Subject to modification based upon industry recommendations, market conditions, and date of enrollment.
* Students who remain in good standing are leased XLR equipment for $1/year and keep it for no additional cost upon graduation.

** Students who do not remain in good standing forfeit SxSW attendance, but may take advantage of other educational opportunities.


DIVERSE

We are committed to a culturally vibrant educational setting. Our Creative Campus does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

Age*

At Time of Enrollment

Ethnicity*

 

Gender*

Region*

Based Upon Home High School District • Permanent Address

*Based upon 2017-2018 Academic Year