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What can I do after the MELE program?

Graduates of the MELE program will have the option to transfer to Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business as Juniors to complete a 4-year Bachelor's Degree in Music Business (BBA), Audio Engineering (BS or BA) or Entertainment Studies (BS or BA). Learn more about our partners at Belmont University.

Can I get an internship with music companies?

MELE students will have opportunities for internships at leading music and entertainment industry organizations both locally and on the mainland.

How do I apply to the MELE program?

All who are interested in learning about the fascinating world of music business are welcome to apply for Admission to the MELE program. For information on Honolulu Community College's admissions application process please visit the official HCC Admissions home page.

Is MELE an accredited program?

The MELE A.S. degrees in Music Business and Audio Engineering from Honolulu Community College are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

What kind of career can I get after completing the program?

Students completing the MELE program have the option of exploring the following careers upon finishing their studies at HCC:

Record Labels

  • A&R Coordinator
  • Promotion Manager
  • Director of Publicity
  • Artist Relations
  • Marketing Representative
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Recording Engineer
  • Website Marketing Manager
  • Web Content Producer

Radio & Television

  • Program Director
  • Music Director
  • Disc Jockey
  • Video Jockey

Legal

  • Copyright Researcher
  • Entertainment Attorney
  • Music and Media Licensing

Talent

  • Recording Artist
  • Session Musician
  • Background Vocalist
  • Songwriter

Venues

  • Stage Manager
  • Resident Sound Technician
  • Venue Manager
  • Talent Coordinator

Business

  • Personal Manager
  • Booking Agent
  • Concert Promoter
  • Music Publisher
  • Business Manager
  • Song Plugger
  • Music Distributor
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Account Executive
  • Artist Union Officer
  • Artist Relations

Publicity

  • Media Trainer
  • Publicist
  • Music Journalist

Technology

  • Equipment Designer
  • Studio Maintenance
  • Sound Reinforcement
  • Remote Recording
  • Record Mastering
  • Record Producer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Technical Director

Touring

  • Tour Coordinator
  • Road Manager
  • Tour Publicist
  • Sound Technician