The Music Business Certificate Program is open to all UGA undergraduate majors who have at least 60 undergraduate credit hours and a minimum overall GPA of 2.8. Acceptance to the program is at the discretion of the director. Only 100 applicants are admitted each year. The certificate takes 21 hours to complete and is typically fulfilled within 2 years.
The certificate program curriculum is designed around fundamental business skills and specialized competencies. Courses are taught by program director David Barbe, associate director Tom Lewis, and lecturer David Lowery. Courses are often supplemented with guest lecturers from the music industry.
Twenty-one hours of approved coursework is required to complete the Music Business Certificate. Required courses vary depending on your major.
A grade of C- or higher is required for each course from the 21 hours of coursework in order to obtain the certificate.
Students participate in internships as part of their required coursework for the program. This gives them the potential to be recruited to full-time positions in various sectors of the music industry. Students have joined or gained experience from notable organizations like:
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