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Minor in Business of Music

Contact Person:

Carol Britt, Coordinator

C210 Bishop, (315) 267-2103,

23 credit hours required.

Although the Business of Music Minor is open to all students of the College except for B.S. in Business Administration majors (see page 168 for the appropriate minor), this minor is most applicable for students majoring in Music, Theater, Dance, Arts, Creative Writing, or Communications programs.

The Business of Music minor is designed as a flexible course of study which will lead participants into career interest areas in the music business. The required courses investigate the many areas relative to the music business, including arts administration, recording industry, music publishing, music criticism, copyright law, broadcast industry, unions and guilds, and music merchandising. Additional courses, which complement these areas, are recommended in consultation with the adviser of the program. This program enables students to seek entrylevel positions in the areas of study, as well as to pursue advanced study in such areas as arts administration and music merchandising.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses

MUAI 327 Business of Music I
MUAI 328 Business of Music II
MUAI 421 Practicum in Music Business (2 credits)

Music Electives: two of the following

MUAH 301 History of Rock Music
MUAH or MUCH 340
The Music of the Beatles
MUAI 395
Music Business Technology
MUAI 400 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
MUAI 401 Arts Administration and Grant Writing
MUCE 533 Band Instrument Maintenance for Wind Educators
MUCE 534 String Fleet Maintenance for String Educators
MUCI 431 Recording and Production Techniques
MUAI 432
Advanced Audio Techniques
MUAI 433
Inside a Record Label
MUCH 440 Historical Development of Jazz
MUAI 410 Music Merchandising and Retail
MUCT 330 Jazz Theory and Arranging
Other related courses in consultation with Coordinator of Music Business.

Business Electives: three of the following

ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II
MGMT 410 Operations Management
MGMT 301 Principles of Management
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing
MGMT 340 Information Systems for Business
ECON 105 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 460 Industrial Organization
EMRE 330 Human Resource Management
STAT 100 Statistics