The Certificate in Popular Music Studies introduces students to fundamental concepts associated with the creation and reception of popular music. It is a credential that enables students to demonstrate basic competency with the performance, production, or analysis of popular music, and may be particularly appealing to those studying music, communications media, entrepreneurship, or marketing.
The certificate program is administered jointly by the Department of Music and Department of Communications Media. It requires 10 credits of core courses and an additional nine credits of electives. While basic performance or songwriting ability is recommended, no audition is required for admission to the program.