Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$346 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses. Note: Upper-division music courses are charged at a differential tuition rate.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Contemporary Music Industry – Online

Become an innovator in the music business

The modern music world is evolving rapidly. And to make your mark as a competitive professional in the field, you need a rich understanding of contemporary music practices, media and the entertainment industry. Take your first step in this exciting career journey by earning your bachelor’s degree in contemporary music industry online with Oregon State University.

Through creative problem-solving and an understanding of 20th and 21st century musical styles, you’ll develop and apply skills toward your creative interests. Oregon State aims to produce creative thinkers, industry leaders and practitioners who can use technology to influence new directions in contemporary music and commercial practices.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a variety of degree programs online that are focused business and communications. Explore similar programs.

The first program of its kind in the Western U.S.

With its focus on contemporary music, this program stands apart from music programs at other institutions that emphasize classical and jazz. And it is offered by Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts, which is ranked the No. 1 online liberal arts college in the nation. 

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.


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