Hoot/Wisdom, the only record label owned and operated by a university, provides a great resource for FAU students considering a career on the business side of music. Students interested in the management, distribution, and financial factors involved with the music industry would find this major of interest. Commercial Music students may also take on the creative or technology tracks.

 

Academic Program Description

Major Course Descriptions

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Creativity Versatility Ability to read and write music
Good stage presence Singing/instrumental talents Poise
Teaching Abilities Entertaining skills Performance techniques
Communication skills Ability to use various sound equipment Perseverance
Observation skills Adaptability and flexibility Self-discipline
Ability to keep audience's interests Basic reading, writing, editing skills Physical stamina

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Architectural Acoustic Monitor Copywriter Editor
Music Promoter Music Software Programmer Publicist
Engineer/Mixer Cruise Director Music Store Manager
Music Publishing Specialist Artist & Repertoire (A & R) Recording Technician
Film Music Editor Disc Jockey Arts Administrator/Manager
Music Reporter Instrument Service Specialist Recreation Director
Journalist Royalties Broadcast Monitor Music Therapist
Studio Musician Manufacturer Representative Tour Manager
Music Attorney Sales Representative Copyright Specialist
Synthesizer Specialist Music Critic Union Contractor
Public Relations Specialist Technical Writer

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Armed Forces Art Galleries Bars
Casinos Churches or Synagogues Coffee Shops
Colleges and Universities Theaters Concert Halls
Cruise Ships Film Production Companies Film Studios
Home Studio Hospitals Conservatories
Hotels Instrument Repair Shops Instrument Stores
Multimedia and Videogame Companies Music Libraries Music Publishing Companies
Music Stores Newspapers and Magazines Private Parties or Events
Public School Systems Recording Companies Rehabilitation Centers
Resorts Theme Parks TV Studios

 

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FAU Student Organizations 

  • Florida Collegiate MENC
  • Hoot/Wisdom
  • Music Entertainment Industry Student Association
  • Owl Radio
  • The Players Club

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Professional Associations

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

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Career Planning Websites

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • 100 Careers in the Music Business
  • Creating a Successful Career in Music
  • Breaking Into the Music Business
  • Career Guide for Creative People
  • Career Opportunities in Art
  • Career Opportunities in the Music Industry
  • Careers for Culture Lovers
  • Careers for Film Buffs & Hollywood Types
  • Careers for High Energy People
  • Creative Careers in Music
  • Great Jobs for Music Majors
  • Hollywood Creative Directory
  • Jobs in Arts & Media Management
  • National Directory of Arts Internships
  • Opportunities in Music Careers
  • The Music & Entertainment Industry Internship Guide
  • Wow! Resumés for Creative Careers

 

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