Music Industry Concentration

The Arts Management Program's Music Industry Concentration prepares students for careers in the music industry through relevant coursework, internships, and industry-related opportunities.

Coursework includes: Introduction to the Music Industry, Presenting the Performing Arts, Music in the Marketplace, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, and 1770 Records, a student-run record label.

1770 Records

1770 Records, the Arts Management Program's student-run record label. Students work with artists that come from diverse genres, putting on shows at different venues around Charleston. In 2015, 1770 Records was voted “Best Reason to Enroll at CofC” by the Charleston City Paper.

The goal of 1770 Records is to bridge the gap between Charleston’s burgeoning music scene and CofC by creating opportunities for local artists to share their music, and to give students hands-on music industry experience in the process. Made up of passionate students from across disciplines, the label, its events, and its partnerships create a hub for music networking and collaboration. Visit the 1770 Records website for more information.

Since Fall 2019, 1770 Records has been offered as a one-credit course, ARTM 205, that is repeatable for up to 8 credit hours. This course involves students in the music release process of 1770 Records, including copyright and contracts, manufacturing, graphic design, distribution, marketing and promotion, and the actual release of a new single. Students get hands-on experience by selecting music and releasing singles based on current industry standards.