Do you like to stay up-to-date with the changing trends in music? Are you the one who walks out of a movie talking about how the soundtrack complimented the plot? Or maybe you love the rush of performing in front of people? Wherever your dreams and passions lie in the rapidly growing music industry, majoring in commercial music could be the perfect degree for you!
PLNU commercial music students understand that the world of music is huge and complex – which means that developing a well-rounded skill set is an important first step towards career success.
Within our NASM-accredited program, you’ll have the opportunity to work and train alongside professors who have a history of sustained success and experience in the music industry. You’ll dive into a strong curriculum that places emphasis on practical and essential skills like production techniques, becoming comfortable in a recording studio, digital audio recording, songwriting, Pro Tools software literacy, orchestral arranging, improvisation, building a professional portfolio, and so much more!
You’ll also be able to step into our brand new recording studio equipped with cutting-edge technology and recording instruments. Take advantage of this space to practice your skills as a producer and arranger, or create professional-quality demos that can help open the door to record labels and showcase your unique style.
The Commercial Music, B.A. consists of two concentrations – each with the goal of further preparing you personally and professionally for careers in the music industry.
- Composition: For students interested in the production side of commercial music.
- Performance: For students interested in entering the music industry as an artist.