Commercial Music Degrees

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Department of Commercial Music

The Department of Commercial Music  serves the Center as a facilitator of training musicians to immediately enter the commercial music arena as professional practitioners. Commercial music programs have grown in influence and popularity over the past four decades. Liberty University adds to this growing discipline preparation to meet the challenges of the culture with a Biblically-centered worldview. The School of Music has answered this call by designing programs of study that will have immediate appeal to the student seeking employment in the Film Industry, Music Publishing, Songwriting, Recording Engineering & Producing, and Worship and Jazz Music Communities. We believe scores of notable musicians will graduate from this program as composers and/or performers in the commercial music marketplace.


Academic Information

Commercial Music Degrees

Commercial Music Degree Completion Plans (DCPs)

Artist Development

Sampling of program courses:

  • Harmonic Practices & Theory I: MUSC 105
  • Musicianship I: MUSC 107
  • Fundamentals of Music Production& Audio Engineering: MUSC 218
  • History of Music & Worship: MUSC 313
  • Artist Spiritual Formation: MUSC 373
  • Senior Commercial Music Program: MUSC 468

 

Film Scoring (Film & Media)

Sampling of program courses:

  • Harmonic Practices & Theory I: MUSC 105
  • Musicianship I: MUSC 107
  • Music, Art, Worship & Culture: MUSC 200
  • Fundamentals of Music Production& Audio Engineering: MUSC 218
  • Orchestration for Film & Media: MUSC 336
  • Scoring Techniques for Film & Media: MUSC 337

 

Jazz Studies

Sampling of program courses:

  • Harmonic Practices & Theory I: MUSC 105
  • Musicianship I: MUSC 107
  • Jazz Improvisation & Lab I: MUSC 143
  • Survey of Pop & Jazz Music Literature: MUSC 213
  • Commercial Improvisation Techniques: MUSC 360
  • Jazz Pedagogy: MUSC 367

 

Publishing & Producing

Sampling of program courses:

  • Harmonic Practices & Theory I: MUSC 105
  • Musicianship I: MUSC 107
  • Introduction to Pro Tools: CINE 271
  • Basic Conducting: MUSC 315
  • Fundamentals of Music Publishing & Producing: MUSC 378
  • Music Publishing & Entrepreneurism: MUSC 461

 

Recording Engineering & Producing

Sampling of program courses:

  • Harmonic Practices & Theory I: MUSC 105
  • Musicianship I: MUSC 107
  • Introduction to Pro Tools: CINE 271
  • Basic Conducting: MUSC 315
  • Advanced Digital Audio Production: MUSC 462
  • Music Mixing & Post Production: MUSC 463

 

Songwriting

Sampling of program courses:

  • Harmonic Practices & Theory I: MUSC 105
  • Musicianship I: MUSC 107
  • Music Technology I: Notation: MUSC 330
  • Private Songwriting: MUSC 370
  • Principles of Songwriting I: MUSC 376
  • Senior Commercial Music Program: MUSC 468