Department of Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Industry Studies

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

Degree Sequence

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.

Program of Study (Requirements for BA in Music with emphasis in Music Industry Studies)

A. 29-33 credit hours of Musicianship:

    • MUSI 1100 Introduction to Aural Skills (subject to Aural Skills Diagnostic Test results)
    • MUSI 1300 Introduction to Music Theory (subject to Theory Diagnostic Test results)
    • MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I (1)
    • MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II (1)
    • MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III (1)
    • MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV (1)
    • MUSI 1321 Music Theory I (3)
    • MUSI 1322 Music Theory II (3)
    • MUSI 2323 Music Theory III (3)
    • MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV (3)
    • MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I (1)
    • MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II (1)
    • MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III (1)
    • MUSI 2120 Keyboard Skills IV (1): includes Keyboard Proficiency Exam
    • MUSI 3341 Music History I (3)
    • MUSI 3342 Music History II (3)
    • MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music OR MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theater (3)

B. 16 credit hours of Applied Music:

    • 10 credit hours of principal instrument in either voice or one focused instrument
    • Vocal track: MUAP 1176, 1177, 2276. 2277, 3276, 3277
    • Instrumental track: MUAP 1154, 1155, 2254, 2255, 3254, 3255
    • 6 credit hours of major ensembles: Chorale, Orchestra, Band, Wind Ensemble, or Jazz Ensemble 

C. 26 credit hours of Music Industry courses:

    • MUST 2259 Music Industries Introductory Internship (2)
    • MUST 2340 Introduction to Music Industry Studies (3)
    • MUST 1301 Introduction to Music Technology (3)
    • MUST 2350 Music Industry Studies II (3)
    • MUST 2325 Studio Arranging (3)
    • MUST 3305 Record Production (3)
    • MUST 3320 Web Design for Music Applications (3)
    • MUST 3310 Entertainment Law (3)
    • MUST 4359 Internship in Music Industry Studies (3)

D. 18 credit hours of Business Courses:

    • ACCT 2301 Accounting for non-Business majors (3)
    • BLAW 3317 Business Law I (3)
    • BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice (3)
    • BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing (3)
    • BMKT 3333 Integrated Marketing Comm (3)
      Prerequisite: BMKT 3331
    • BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management (3) OR
      Prerequisite: BMGT 3340
    • BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3)
      Prerequisite: BMGT 3340

E. CORE COURSES: 43 required credit hours of General Studies (see university CORE as specified in the applicable catalogue)

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.

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