Monmouth University offers 33 undergraduate and 21 graduate degree programs and a multitude of certificate programs. It is located less than one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and only one hour from New York City and Philadelphia.
Monmouth is one of only a few schools in the country to offer a BA with a concentration in Performance, Education, and Music Industry, where students learn about all aspects of “today’s” music industry. The Music Industry program prepares students to better manage their careers as artists and prepares students to pursue business opportunities in the evolving and broadening music and entertainment industry.
Students in the Music and Entertainment Program have opportunities to intern at top tier entertainment companies and agencies. Graduates of the programs are executives at Warner Music Group, Universal, Sony, Viacom (MTV, Nickelodeon), and at world class recording studios and on Broadway.
The Music & Theater Arts department produces its own recordings on its student run record label, Blue Hawk Records, which features student and commercial acts. Students participate in roles such as A&R, recording, design, digital marketing, media relations and concert promotion. Blue Hawk Records’ music is distributed and sold internationally, and student artists have performed across Europe by invitation.
Students can take audio production classes at our state of the art studio located at Lakehouse Recording Studio in Asbury Park, NJ. There they can produce and release new music through the Blue Hawk Record Label. Students can also take classes and record at our on-campus project studio. Blue Hawk Records partners with other on-campus music and media student organizations as well as professional business partners.
Monmouth University is an official Grammy Museum Affiliate, one of only 4 universities in the country and the only on the east coast. Through our affiliation students have access to Grammy resources, event and internships.
Monmouth’s faculty members bring a wealth of professional knowledge and experience to the classroom; in fact, instructors are also Broadway musicians and orchestra leaders, directors, voice teachers, Grammy Winning record producers, Gold Record Awarded Music Industry executives.