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School of Music

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

Core Requirements
a) Intro to Music Industry Studies (MUSC 305, 1 credit)
b) Intro to Live Entertainment Mgmt (SPTE 202, 3 credits)
c) Intro to Audio Recording (MUSC 365, 3 credits)
d) Entrepreneurship in Music (MUSC 580, 3 credits)
e) Principles of Marketing (MKTG 350 571, 3 credits) or
Arts Marketing (MUSC 593, 3 credits)
f) Introduction to Economics (ECON 224, 3 credits) or
Music and Money (MUSC 582, 3 credits)
g) Music Practicum (MUSC 498, 2 credits)

18 credits

Notes: Music courses remain the same. Carolina Core remains the same except one popular music course (MUSC 113, 140, or 340) is required in the Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding area. 

Consultation with the Undergraduate Director in the School of Music is REQUIRED.

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