Aug 22, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recording Industry Management - A.A.


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The Recording Industry Management degree at Volunteer State Community College gives students a solid background in audio recording techniques. Students learn fundamentals of audio, acoustics, and recording. They can take that theory into studio courses where they record bands and other musical groups in our on-campus Recording Studio. Advanced students have the opportunity to participate in internships with studios such as Blackbird Studio, Starstruck Studios, and Soundstage Studios. The Associate of Art degree is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in recording industry management or related fields. Below are a few examples of possible careers for those with a degree in Recording Industry Management and the associated salary information.

Transfer Options:
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History  Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts [Must include at least one Lit]  Credits: (6)
  • Natural Sciences  Credits: (4)¹
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences [two courses with different prefixes]  Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Foreign Language (Two Semester Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (6) 

Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Publicist $40,600 $138,900
Promotion Manager $26,700 $141,400
Sound & Engineer Technician $26,200 $92,400

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (two courses with different prefixes) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (13)


  • Foreign Language (Two Semester Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3) 
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (Two Semester Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (two courses with different prefixes) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (4)¹

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