Music Industry

Master of Science – Curriculum

The Master of Science in Music Industry program aims to produce the next generation of music industry leaders via a comprehensive yet student-tailored education. Class topics include copyright, concerts, artist management, marketing data and analysis, and a one-semester internship. Additionally, students have four emphasis track options including music performance, supervision, the business of touring/live event promotion, and entrepreneurship.

Students must complete at least 32 semester units at USC, including the portfolio. A grade point average of not less than 3.0 (A = 4.0) is required for all USC courses. Students who transfer credits must achieve this average on all combined transferred and resident units. A portfolio, as capstone to a two-semester immersion into a student-led music campaign, is required for graduation.

Refer to the USC Catalogue for complete course descriptions and degree requirements.


  • The program details described above are subject to change. Actual degree requirements for a given academic year may differ from what is listed here.
  • See the Thornton Admission page for specific application information.
  • Current students should refer to the specific requirements list for their major, which is available through the Thornton Student Affairs office.