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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   8
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 6
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 9
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