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DSU’s Entertainment Industry Studies Program Named a Top Music Business School

CLEVELAND, Miss.—For the first time, Delta State University’s Entertainment Industry Studies program is named among Billboard magazine’s Top Music Business Schools in 2022. The news appeared in the October 11 issue of the magazine.

The exclusive list places Delta State University alongside renowned programs such as Abbey Road Institute, Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment, and Middle Tennessee State University.

Delta State’s innovative program is intended to develop a broad range of skills in audio engineering technology and entertainment industry entrepreneurship that will give students a foundational base of knowledge for working in various entertainment industry careers. Alumni will be well prepared for the technical, business, and legal issues that confront the practicing entertainment industry professional today and in the future.

Delta State University is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum to approximately 3,500 students representing all the states and 50 different countries. Dozens of degree programs on the undergraduate level provide educational opportunities in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and in the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. Graduate programs on the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels provide advanced training in a broad range of disciplines.

“It is an honor for our program to be included in this list for the first time”, said Richard Tremmel, Chair of the Entertainment Industry Studies program, also known as the DMI or Delta Music Institute. “We have a great team of faculty and staff who bring a diverse body of knowledge into our classrooms to prepare our students for real-world experiences.”

The DMI is an independent center under the College of Arts & Sciences at Delta State University whose mission is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative, and business areas of the entertainment industries. The program is also an Education Partner with GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, an Avid Learning Partner offering Pro Tools Certification, and a Grammy U Affiliate. The Whitfield Building on the Delta State University campus houses the DMI classrooms as well as its world class recording facilities.

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