Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Recording Industry Management - A.S.


For more information on this program, contact the Humanities division at 615-230-3200 or at humanities@volstate.edu.

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 Science 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.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


University Parallel Elective Credits: (1)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Publicist $30,650 $53,900
Promotion Manager $37,140 $69,310
Sound & Engineer Technician $28,040 $48,700

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • 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 (16)


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

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Natural Sciences Credits: (4)¹
  • University Parallel Elective: Credits: (1)