Summer Institute : Music Business (MBET)

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July 11 - July 23, 2016 |     2 weeks 
|     3 college credits 

The Premise

The music industry is evolving quicker than ever before. Our two-week Music Business Entrepreneurship + Technology (MBET) program gives you an edge with an inside look at this field, immersing you in the latest in technology and business practices and elevating your industry expertise and musical understanding in the process.

Dive into a curriculum designed with the ever-evolving “real world” in mind. Through simulated assignments and projects that require software knowledge and business acumen, you’ll merge your new skills -including recording, mixing digital audio and streaming with your long-held love of music. Walk away from this intensive with a heightened understanding of recording and live-sound technologies and applications, as well as the realities of the music industry today and tomorrow.

The Perks

  • Introduction to a network of renowned music industry and technology professionals.
  • Trips to live music venues and recording studios.
  • Guest lectures from respected performers to skilled technicians.
  • Exposure to a variety of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations).
  • Open lab hours to work on personal projects and sharpen production skills.
  • Collaboration with Summer Institute Music students.

The Proof

  • Portfolio-ready content designed to showcase your talent to employers and colleges.
  • Fully composed and produced MIDI-based pieces.
  • Written evaluations from each of your instructors.

Tuition, Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

View Brochure

View our 2016 Summer Institute brochure and registration form.


Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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How to Apply

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