A Professional Pathway
to the Music Industry

The new Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry is a leadership-focused professional degree which prepares students to transform the creative, entrepreneurial, and executive structures of the music industry. Designed from the ground up to center creativity, social justice, and experiential learning, the curriculum combines a rigorous introduction to the artistic, financial, and managerial skills necessary to succeed in the music industry with the critical and creative space to imagine changing it.

Program Highlights:

  • Learn from an innovative faculty of industry executives, research academics, experienced teachers and professional artists who represent today’s diverse, rapidly-changing music industry
  • Develop critical and ethical perspectives with courses on the history and culture of music, social justice and musical activism, and the global music industry
  • Capitalize on L.A.’s prime position as a hub for global media, music production, and independent record producers/artist managers with an industry internship
  • Craft a senior year capstone course that allows you to develop music industry focused projects under the guidance of UCLA faculty and industry mentors

Music Industry Faculty

Robert Beamer
Lecturer in Music Industry (Finance and Accounting)
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer - Electronic Music, Audio Engineering
Dae Bogan
Lecturer in Music Industry (Entrepreneurship)
Bobby Borg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Industry Fundamentals)
Tony Brancato
Guest Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Monica Chieffo
Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Stig Edgren
Lecturer in Music Industry
Stig Edgren
Lecturer in Music Industry (Concerts and Live Events)
Jason Feinberg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Marketing and Promotion)
Judith Finell
Adjunct Professor in Musicology (Forensic Musicology)
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Program, Professor of Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Hans Fjellestad
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Supervision)
Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor of Music (Music and Law, Forensic Musicology)
Kathryn Frazier
Lecturer in Music Industry
Catherine Gregory
Lecturer in Music, Music Industry (Artistic Citizenship and Community Engagement), Director of the Gluck Fellowship Program
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Jeffery Jampol
Lecturer in Music Industry (Artist Management and Promotion)
Lee John
Lecturer in Music Industry (Rock/Pop Ensemble)
Lauren Kop
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Production and Beat Design)
Amy Kathryn Kuney
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting)
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music Documentary, Songwriters)
David MacFadyen
PROFESSOR OF MUSICOLOGY, MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Adam Moseley
Lecturer in Music Industry (Studio Production)
Tiffany Naiman
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music Industry; Instructor, Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music)
Natasha Pasternak
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting, Touring, Songwriter’s Workshop)
Justin Paul
Lecturer in Music Industry
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Lauren A. Spalding
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music and Activism, Artist Management)
Mark Tramo
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Music, Mind, and Brain)
Allison Wolfe
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Journalism, Audio Storytelling)
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