10 Courses Required

As the music industry continues to rapidly evolve, the Music Business Certificate serves both aspiring and established music industry executives, artists, producers, managers, songwriters, and publishers who desire up-to-date information on the principles of the music industry in the areas of A&R, touring, marketing, legal issues, publishing, and artist management.

BMI proudly supports the Music Business Certificate program.


Students must complete a total of 10 courses (40 units) for the award. 7 courses (28 units) are required and the remaining 3 electives (12 units) are comprised of other courses numbered X 400-499 in Music Business, Music Production or Film Scoring. New electives are added regularly.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be achieved for successful completion of the certificate program.

For course scheduling information and quarter by quarter enrollment recommendations, please visit the Entertainment Studies website: entertainment.uclaextension.edu/certificates/music-business

Drew Conrad
(310) 825-9064

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $7,000.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $550.00
Estimated Total Cost: $7,750.00

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

The program is open to enrollment in any quarter for both domestic and F-1 Visa students.

Estimated Duration (Full-Time pace): 4 quarters

Estimated Duration (Half-Time pace): Up to 12 quarters
Internships Available: Yes 

Additional Details

Valid quarter starts for full-time study:
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Estimated Duration (Full-Time Pace):
Meets I-20/F1 Visa Requirements:
VA Approved?:


Certificate in Music Business


1 Course(s)

Select 1 marketing course from the list below.

1 Course(s)

Select 1 publishing course from the list below.

1 Course(s)

Select 1 production course from the list below.

Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Music Business, Music Production, or Film Scoring. New electives are added regularly.