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Minors in Music

Minor in Music Industry Studies

The minor in Music Industry Studies is designed to prepare music and non-music students for executive and administrative careers in the music industry. Students are immersed in an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a foundational understanding of business and the music industry. Students have opportunities to put their classroom education into practice through internships and student-produced events. Skills acquired in this program may lead students to a variety of careers in the music industry including Arts Administrator, Record Producer, Personal Manager, Concert Promoter, Booking Agent, Concert Hall Manager and others. Students may also choose to pursue graduate study in music, business management and entertainment. This program has been created in response to numerous inquiries from potential students over a period of years.

Minor in Music Industry Studies - 18 credits total

Required courses
a) MUSC 305: Intro to Music Industry Studies  [1 credit]
b) MUSC 498: Music Practicum  [2 credits]
c) MUSC 580: Music & Arts Entrepreneurship  [3 credits]
d) MUSC 582: Music and Money  [3 credits]

9 credits

Elective courses (Three courses with at least one offered outside the music school)
a) ECON 224: Introduction to Economics  [3 credits]
b) MKTG 350Principles of Marketing  [3 credits]
c) MUSC 365: Intro to Audio Recording  [3 credits]
d) MUSC 590: Seminar in Music Entrepreneurship [3 credits]
e) MUSC 593: Arts Marketing  [3 credits]
f) SPTE 202: Intro to Live Entertainment Mgmt  [3 credits[
g) SPTE 402: Entertainment and the Law  [3 credits]

9 credits

Students interested in this program should contact Coordinator of Music Industry Studies, Jeremy Polley, via email at Application requirements can be found in our undergraduate auditions area.

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