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Music Industry Practices Minor

Requirements for the Minor

The minor in music industry practices provides students with the artistic, intellectual, business, and practical skills needed to function as professionals and leaders in the music industry. With state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled faculty, students engage in hands-on learning that will enable them to think clearly, communicate well, and make sound business decisions in a rapidly changing environment. 

A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses specified in the minor. Students must retake courses in which a grade below C- is received. A course may be repeated only once.

Core Courses (11 Credit Hours)

  • MUAS 3200 - Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations
  • MUAS 5320 - Recording Technology
  • MUAS 5322 - Analysis of Music Production
  • MUAS 5323 - Music Production Practices

Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Choose from the following:

  • Any AMAE course (3 hours)
  • CRCP 1330 - Sound and Code
  • MPSY 5340 - Acoustics of Music
  • MUTH 3117 - Songwriting Laboratory
  • MUTH 3217 - Songwriting
  • MUTH 4311 - Advanced Topics in Music Technology
  • MUTH 4186 - Directed Studies in Music Industry Practices
  • MUTH 4286 - Directed Studies in Music Industry Practices
  • MUTH 4386 - Directed Studies in Music Industry Practices

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Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts



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Undergraduate Studies


B.A. in Music

B.M. in Performance

B.M. in Composition

B.M. in Music Therapy

B.M. in Music Education (Teacher Certification)

Dual Degree in Performance and Music Education

Minor in Music

Music Minor in Songwriting

Minor In Musical Theatre

Music Industry Practices Minor

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

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