Music Industry Studies
Our programs can teach you the business of music and how to properly capture and share your sound—and the sounds of others—with the world while still pushing you to sharpen your musical ability.
That way, no matter what area of the music industry you wish to pursue, you’ll be able to turn your passion into a career.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies
If you have a passion for the business of creating music, Loyola's Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies is the perfect degree for you.
This innovative degree offers students a solid foundation in intellectual property issues, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and other key concepts necessary to succeeding in today’s music industry. Students learn through experience in our state-of-the-art recording studios and through immersion in New Orleans, an international creative and cultural destination. With an option for specialization, this degree offers students the flexibility to pursue their area of interest within the cultural economy.
Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (credits) required for completion
- Loyola Core: 39 credits
- Music Industry Core: 21 credits
- Music Studies: 3 credits
- Forum: 8 credits
- Tech Foundations: 9 credits
- General Electives: 40 credits
- Recommended Specialization Tracks
Students may select a specialization track of 12 credits in consultation with their major advisor. Choose from these recommended specializations:
- Audio Production
- Audio Technology
- Commercial Music
- Creative Writing
- Digital Filmmaking
- Digital Media
- Film Studies
- Graphic Design
- Mass Communication
- Music Technology
This degree may be eligible for completion in three years through our Degree in Three program. Learn more and find out if you're a fit.
With the flexibility of this degree, you can also easily add a business, design, or communications minor to your studies without having to complete additional coursework - creating even more opportunities to gain valuable skills and further your career goals.
Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies
This degree is led by our distinguished faculty of musicians, music producers, musician managers, venue owners, entertainment attorneys, and chart-topping songwriters, who will utilize their real-world experiences to help you master key industry concepts such as production, technology, recording, management, event production, marketing, publishing, distribution, and legal issues.
Bachelor of Music in Music Industry Studies
Geared towards students with classical or jazz training, this program combines the rigor of a conservatory program (ensembles, recitals, theory courses, music history, and private instruction) with courses focused on music technology and the modern music industry.
Minor in Music Industry Studies
This minor program allows non-major Loyola students to learn more about key industry concepts such as production, technology, recording, management, event production, marketing, publishing, distribution, and legal issues.
What's happening now
Alum nominated for the Ada Lovelace Woman of the Year Award
In October of 2015, Flor Serna was selected as one of the nominees for the Ada Lovelace Woman of the Year in NOLA Tech Award.
Quiana Lynell Wins the International Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition
Quiana Lynell is a faculty member for the department of Music Industry Studies.