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Minnesota State University Mankato Launches New Online Music Industry Program!

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Many students come to us because they have a passion for music. Our job is to help expand that into a passion for the music industry, which is a very different thing: marketing, publishing, legal considerations, audience building, entrepreneurship, presentation skills, digital technology, and much more. Our Music Industry program prepares students with a practical business education that emphasizes the opportunities of tomorrow's music industry.

The Department of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and its programs meet the high standards of that accrediting agency.

Music is more than your favorite performer. Behind that microphone are countless teams of professionals writing the songs, mixing the sound, promoting the artist, booking venues, signing new talent, and crafting every aspect of what you hear and see, and what you don't! The global entertainment community has a wider reach than ever before — just check your pockets for your cell phone, MP3 player, or handheld game system. The delivery outlets available today have broadened the ways we can enjoy media both at home or on the go. And as technology continues to open new avenues for the way we consume music, movies, games, and the Web, the entertainment industry has become one of the most exciting fields for creative professionals.

This evolution has also brought the need for a specific kind of talent to lead the next wave, which is why the Music Industry Certification Program was founded. This program is designed to provide a real world education to students who want to position themselves for leadership roles in the global entertainment landscape.

Whether your goal is to land a job in the industry or to manage your own creative career, the Music Industry Certification program will give you the education you need to be successful in today's entertainment industry.

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Financial aid helps to cover school expenses including: tuition, fees, books and supplies. We encourage our students to understand all of their options when it comes to paying for college. Our program advisors can help provide the latest information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.

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