Music Industry Studies (BA)

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An Innovative New Program

If you have a passion for the business of creating music, Loyola's Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies is the perfect degree for you.

This degree offers students a solid foundation in intellectual property issues, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and other key concepts necessary to succeeding in today’s music industry. Students learn through experience in our state-of-the-art recording studios and through immersion in New Orleans, an international creative and cultural destination. 

With the flexibility of this degree, you can also easily add a business, design, or communications minor to your studies without having to complete additional coursework - creating even more opportunities to gain valuable skills and further your career goals.

Immerse Yourself in Entertainment

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies degree is designed to immerse you in the world of entertainment from your very first semester. With our state-of-the-art facilities, industry-recognized and award-winning faculty, and comprehensive curriculum, you’ll learn exactly how each component of the music industry works — from management and legal issues to technology and distribution.

At a Glance

This Program

  • Total credit hours in degree: 120
  • Credit hours of Loyola Core: 39 
  • Credit hours of Music Industry Core: 21 
  • Credit hours of Music Studies: 3 
  • Credit hours of Forum: 8 
  • Credit hours of Tech Foundations: 9 
  • Credit hours of General Electives: 40 

View the 2020-2021 degree program course listing (DPCL)


Electives Available In:

  • Audio Production
  • Audio Technology
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Digital Media
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Mass Communication
  • Music Technology

Our Department

  • Faculty Grammy® Awards: 6
  • Faculty Sundance® Awards: 1
  • Professional recording studios for student use: 4
  • Film production studios for student use: 2
  • iMac-based MIDI labs for student use: 1
  • Annual student House of Blues showcases: 2