The Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Industry Studies combines the study of music with business courses and provides students with the tools to build careers in the multi-faceted music business. Careers covered in this major include: recording engineer, entertainment attorney, publisher, songwriter, record producer, personal manager, record label executive, music editor, film composer, concert promoter, talent agent, studio owner, professional musician, arranger, musical director, and recording artist. In order to graduate, degree candidates will demonstrate the acquisition of essential musical skills, including functional proficiency in one instrument, arranging skills, and a solid grasp of current music technology tools; they will also successfully complete two Music Industry Internships. For more information on this program, contact Professor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors.
Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.
A. 29-33 credit hours of Musicianship:
B. 16 credit hours of Applied Music:
C. 26 credit hours of Music Industry courses:
D. 18 credit hours of Business Courses:
E. CORE COURSES: 43 required credit hours of General Studies (see university CORE as specified in the applicable catalogue) http://www.uiw.edu/registrar/corecurriculum.htm
MUAP NOTE: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons, will be placed in appropriate preparation courses (MUAP 1144 or MUSI 1311), which will not count toward their degree plan as either Music courses or Free Electives.
Audition Requirements - Audition Requirements and Dates
A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation, with no less than 36 upper division
(3000-4000 level) courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements
for the degree are fulfilled as stated in the undergraduate catalog.