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Foundations of Music Business Certificate


The Foundations of Music Business certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Music Business. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Music Business.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
15 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $631.60 $706.40 $1,090.10 $1,522.80
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $1,510.28 $2,283.78 $3,156.04
15 credits  $1,524.20 $1,677.80 $2,460.45 $3,343.00

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Analyze business concepts unique to the music industry
  2. Apply elements specific to the music business to create successful cash flow
  3. Create business models in typical use in the music industry

Careers & Opportunities

Graduates will have the business foundations and acumen to work as an artist manager, booking agent, concert promoter and recording studio owner. DIY artists will be able to steer and manage their own careers with a grasp of marketing, promotion, the financial basics of touring, merchandising and money management. Music producers will have the skills to run a professional business and attract and retain clients. Additionally, graduates will have the music business fundamentals to start entrepreneurial ventures in the music industry.

Potential employers include: Record labels, clubs, artist management companies, recording studios, promotion and events companies.