This program prepares students for a creative career in the music industry. The program has an entrepreneurial and creative focus emphasizing an industry trend requiring artists to be responsible for complete project development. Students engaged in compositional study enjoy the freedom to explore the organization of sound and music into different structures of expression. Engaged in personal study with acclaimed composition faculty, students write works for a variety of media - from solo instrument and large ensemble works to electronic music. An emphasis is placed on the study of the various musical traditions of the world and the relevance of those traditions to personal experience. The same skill set also prepares students for careers in specialized areas of the music industry such as digital audio workstation operator, recording engineer, producer, composer, arranger, songwriter, sound designer, artist manager, distributor, and marketing representative.