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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) Intro to Music Industry Studies (MUSC 305, 1 credit)
b) Music Practicum (MUSC 498, 2 credits)
c) Music & Arts Entrepreneurship (MUSC 580, 3 credits)
d) Music and Money (MUSC 582, 3 credits)

9 credits

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

9 credits

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

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