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Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies

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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman  
F
S
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum
0
0
MUGN M110** Introduction to Music Industry Studies
3
 
MUGN M115 ** Introduction to Music Technology
 
3
BA B100 Introduction to Business
 
3
MATH A115 Introduction to Finite Mathematics
3
 
MUGN M105 Music Industry Musicianship
2
 
ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing
3
 
Common Curriculum  
3
9
  Totals:
14
15
Sophomore  
 
 
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum
0
0
MUEN/PC Ensemble, Class Voice, Guitar, Piano, or Contemporary Ensemble
1
     1
MUIN M205** Legal Issues in Music Industry Studies
 
3
MUGN M260 Multimedia Production  
3
BA B101 Business Communications
3
 
MUGN M350** Intro to Digital Audio
3
 
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
3
 
MKT B280 Basic Marketing
 
3
MGT B245 Management & Organizational Behavior
 
3
ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics
3
 
Common Curriculum  
3
3
  Totals:
16
16
**These courses are offered in both the Fall and Spring.
 
Junior*  
 
 
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum
0
0
MUIN M250 Music Marketing and Promotion
3
 
MUIN M350 Music Management and Concert Production
3
 
MUIN M310 Music Finance
 
3
MUGN Tech Electives
     2
2
MUGN/MUTH Music Electives (includes Commercial Music Electives)      2  
MUIN M420 Contemporary Issues in MIS (or Elective)  
3
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting Information
3
   
Common Curriculum  
3
9
  Totals:
16
17
Senior  
 
 
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum
0
0
MUIN M400 Music Industry Entrepreneurship
3
 
MUIN M450 Music Industry Senior Seminar
 
3
MUGN Tech Elective
2
2
MUIN M475 Music Industry Internship
 
2
  Free Elective
3
 
MUIN M415 Arts Administration
3
 
Common Curriculum  
3
9
  Totals:
14
16

TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.

Commercial Music Electives include:  Songwriting (MUTH  M430), Film Scoring (MUTH M435), Commercial Arranging (MUTH M308)

Tech Electives include: Music Visualization (MUGN M415), Video Editing (MUGN M425), Video Writing & Directing (MUGN M430), Studio Recording & Live Sound (MUGN M250), Music Notation (MUTH M112), Layout & Design (CMMN M260)

Contemporary Issues include: Legal Issues II (MUIN M420-001), Concert, Tour & Venue Management (MUIN M420), Radio Promotion and Management (MUIN M420-002). Other options include an advanced CoBA course, a Law School course, a Communications course.

Music Electives include: History of American Popular Music (MUGN V294), World Music (MUGN V174), Jazz in American Culture (MUGN V272), and any of the Commercial Music Electives Courses.

Music Ensemble Electives include: Contemporary Ensemble, Chorale, Guitar Concepts I (MUPC M400-001), Guitar Concepts II (MUPC M401-001), Guitar Class I & II (MUPC M130-001, 131-001), Piano Class I (MUPC M115-001), other University Ensembles (MUEN).

Electives could include the Contemporary Issues course, a law school course, an advanced business school course, or a course in Visual Arts or Communications.

*Note:  Students in all tracks of the Music Industry Studies program must demonstrate a basic content knowledge and functional proficiency at the end of the sophomore year. Those who lack proficiency will be advised to do remedial work or pursue other academic alternatives prior to registering for 300 and 400 MUIN courses.

Competency at this "junior level" will be demonstrated by successfully completing all of the following:

  1. C or better in all MUIN courses;  must pass 3 out of 4 semesters of Forum
  2. A comprehensive oral examination on content of the required courses (including Music Industry Forum) in the particular track as well as on opportunities and challenges in the evolving industry, together with reasonable and positive solutions; and
  3. A well-written paper of 500 - 600 words emphasizing the importance of ethics in the contemporary music industry.