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Immerse Yourself in Entertainment

Music Industry Studies (B.A.)

An Innovative New Program

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 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.

Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies

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
  • Screenwriting
  • 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.


See an overview of the program's curriculum and requirements.