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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 163 for the appropriate minor), this minor is most applicable for students majoring in Music, Theater, Dance, Arts, Creative Writing, or Communications programs. To enter and to remain in this minor, it is necessary to have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.

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 entry-level 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 (Credits 8)
MUAI 327 Music Business I
MUAI 328 Music Business II
MUAI 421 Practicum in Music Business (2 credits)

Music Electives: (Credits 6)
Two of the following:
  MUAH 301 History of Rock Music
  MULH 340 OR MUCH 340 The Music of the Beatles
  MUAI 320 Music Business Technology
  MUAI 400 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
  MUAI 401 Arts Administration
  MUCE 533 Band Instrument Maintenance for Wind Educators
  MUCE 534 String Fleet Maintenance for String Educators
  MUAI 431 Recording and Production Techniques
  MUAI 432 Advanced Recording and Production Techniques
  MUAI 433 Inside a Record Label
  MUAI 410 Music Merchandising and Retail
  MUCH 440 Historical Development of Jazz
  MUCT 330 Jazz Theory and Arranging
Other related courses in consultation with Coordinator of Music Business.

Business Electives (Credits 9)
Three of the following:
  ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I
  ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II
  MGMT410 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