Music Business, Certificate | UCLA Extension | Los Angeles, United States
12 months
7450 USD/year
7450 USD/year
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This Music Business program at UCLA Extension will give you the knowledge to tackle the rapidly evolving music industry.


As the music industry continues to rapidly evolve, the Music Business Certificate serves both aspiring and established music industry executives, artists, producers, managers, songwriters, and publishers who desire up-to-date information on the principles of the music industry in the areas of A&R, touring, marketing, legal issues, publishing, and artist management.

Courses in the Music Business program from UCLA Extension are taught by industry experts who combine the latest in industry trends with real world experience. Most courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate busy professionals.

What you can learn.

  • Understand and apply the functions of the A&R professional
  • Learn the key elements of music production
  • Acquire management skills for touring and artist management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Making Music from Acquisition to Release 
  • Touring, Tour Accounting, and Merchandising 
  • Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business 
  • The Insider's Guide to Music Management 
  • Entrepreneurship for the Indie Artist
  • Do-It-Yourself Music Marketing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply to a certificate program
  • Complete the International Student Certificate Program Application
  • Purchase health insurance
  • Provide us with your supporting documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7450 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7450 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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