Department of Recording Industry

Welcome to MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry, where students from around the world turn their music business dreams into a reality. This is an environment of creativity, innovation and collaboration where students are nurtured and challenged by our internationally recognized faculty to prepare them for careers in all musical genres.

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The Department of Recording Industry, founded in 1973, is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious music business programs, as evidenced by its consistent ranking on Billboard’s and Hollywood Reporter’s list of top programs globally.

With state-of-the-art facilities, including a new Virtual Reality lab, renowned internship programs, study-abroad opportunities, and an average enrollment of approximately 1,150 students, the program’s quality is unmatched in recording industry schools worldwide. In addition, Forbes magazine ranks MTSU as one of the Top 50 schools in the nation for being a “Best Buy” in higher education.

Academic Programs

Audio Production Commercial Songwriting Music Business Master of Fine Arts, Recording Arts & Technologies

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