Music Industry Studies/Music
Music Industry Studies is the study of contemporary trends and practices within the music industry, discussing key music technologies, global music cultures, popular music scenes, music business practice and live music performance.
Norco Music offers a wide variety of experiences and challenges, while giving students individual attention and opportunities for growth. World-class instructors and professionals at Norco College strive to create an atmosphere where students feel included, encouraged and supported.
Career options for students who get a degree in music include: performing artist, songwriter, music director, commercial composer, audio engineer, record producer, music programmer, conductor, music teacher, dj, music journalist, and music agent.
“Norco Music is a vibrant community of student artists who truly support each other,” said Brady Kerr, professor, Norco College music program. On May 22, 2020 Norco College Music student artists and alumni performed a five hour show featuring original music and live interviews. The show included music genres varying from country, singer/songwriter, hip hop, pop, folk, indie, alternative, metal, and rock. The live stream session brought 446 unique viewers, 100 unique chatters, and 1,287 live views.
“We are so grateful that in a time of social distancing, our students could come together and create a livestream, interactive, virtual concert,” said Kerr. Originally, Norco Music students were planning the second annual NOMU Music & Arts Festival and had to pivot when the pandemic hit. After a Zoom meeting with the Associated Students of Norco College and the Norco ESports Association, the idea of a virtual concert and concept was created —
Quarantined: The Bedroom Sessions.
Academic Programs in Music Industry Studies/Music
The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
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Suggested Initial Coursework
|Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Fine & Applied Arts - CSU Pathway
Music for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School||MAP|
|What can I do with this major? (Music/Music Business)||INFO|
|Program Flyer (Music Industry Studies - Audio Production)||INFO|
|Program Flyer (Music Industry Studies - Performance)||INFO|
|Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)||INFO|
|California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
|Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system