Career Options After Music and Culture

What is Music & Culture?

Music & Culture develops musical knowledge and skills, leading students toward innovative career paths and opportunities.

What makes Music & Culture at UTSC unique?

The Music & Culture program at UTSC encourages students to combine their music studies with a major or minor from other ACM programs and/or with other departments (i.e. Music and Arts Management; Music and Journalism; Music and Mental Health Studies; Music and Neuroscience; Music and Psychology; etc.)

Skills of Music & Culture Grads

  • Demonstrate creative and artistic expression
  • Develop fine aural discrimination skills
  • Develop vocal/manual flexibility and dexterity
  • Gauge public tastes and assess audiences
  • Lead/participate in small and large groups
  • Perform for large audiences
  • Plan programs
  • Recognize cultural differences and similarities
  • Understand group dynamics
  • Work with community groups

Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads

Common employment destinations include:

  • Radio Programming Manager
  • Media Relations Director
  • Music Store Manager
  • Academy of Music Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Event Planner
  • Interactive Media Consultant
  • Music Therapist
  • Professor

The Career Directory

Graduate & Professional Studies

Popular further education opportunities include:

  • Community Music - Master
  • Cultural Management - Master
  • Musicology - Master

Examples of Fields that "Fit" the Skills of Music & Culture Grads

  • Amplifier Manufacturing
  • Music Video Production
  • Music Publishing, Sound Recording Production
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Music Archives
  • Consulting Firms
  • Boards of Education
  • Universities
  • Music Theatre Companies, Symphony Orchestras

Your 4-Year Career Exploration Action Plan

1. Do Your Research

The databases below provide you with details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay and related career paths:

  • Career Cruising: Log into CLN, click on Resources, and click on Career Cruising to be logged in automatically
  • O*Net: (U.S. site)

Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality, and interests. 
Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information:

  • Information Interviews
  • Working On-Campus
  • Internships
  • Volunteering

2. Explore Career Options & Get Experience

Gain exposure to your options in the world of work and make connections while you're a student via campus events and programs listed on CLN and CCR:

Apply for Work Study jobs on CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via the SCSU.
Find networking opportunities, internship programs, and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and CharityVillage.
As an upper year student (14+ credits) attend UTSC's Get Hired Conference and participate in Jobs for Grads.
As a graduate, explore internships and trainee programs like Career Edge.

3. Build Your Network

Explore professional associations and get involved! Volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors, and colleagues!

Please note: This information is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the Department of Music and Culture website.