Popular & Commercial Music (BS)

Do you dream of performing for scores of adoring fans, recording incredible sessions, or working behind-the-scenes producing the latest hit? If you’re an aspiring singer/songwriter or rock, rap, EDM, or R&B artist, Loyola is the place for you.

Our Bachelor of Science in Commercial and Popular Music degree is for musicians outside of the worlds of classical and jazz who want to hone their craft and their industry knowledge. With our state-of-the-art facilities, industry-recognized and Grammy-winning faculty, and comprehensive curriculum, you’ll learn exactly how each component of the music industry works, from production, technology, and recording, to management, event production, and marketing, to publishing, distribution, and legal issues. At the same time, you’ll develop your performance and technical skills through courses on style, recording techniques, theory, audio production, and more.

Perfect for the Following Careers

Audio Engineer

Concert Promoter


Talent Agent

Film Producer

Touring Artist


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