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

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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 jwaller@uiwtx.edu.

Audition Requirements-Audition Dates-Degree Sequence

Prerequisites: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons or MUSI courses may be placed in one or more the following courses: MUAP 1144, MUSI 1311, MUSI 1381, MUSI 1100, MUSI 1300. These courses are prerequisites to the pursuit of a music degree at UIW and are not counted as part of the degree or as free electives.

Requirements for the B.A. in Music with an Emphasis in Music Industry Studies: (131 credit hours)

A. Musicianship (31 credit hours):

• MUSI 1110 Freshman Seminar (two semesters) (2) 
• 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

B. Applied Music (16 credit hours): 

• 10 credit hours of lessons in voice or principal instrument:
    Voice: MUAP 1176, 1177, 2276, 2277, 3276, 3277
    Instrument: MUAP 1154, 1155, 2254, 2255, 3254, 3255

6 credit hours of major ensembles: Chorale (MUEN 1131), Orchestra (MUEN 1185), or Band (MUEN 1140 and MUEN 1185)

  • Voice PRINCIPALS should be in Chorale (MUEN 1131) both Fall and Spring
  • String PRINCIPALS should be in Orchestra (MUEN 1185) both Fall and Spring
  • Guitar and Piano PRINCIPALS should be Chorale (MUEN 1131) both Fall and Spring
  • Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion PRINCIPALS should be in Marching Band (MUEN 1140, Fall) and Wind Ensemble (MUEN 1185, Spring) 

C. Music Industry courses (26 credit hours):

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

• MUST 4359 Internship in Music Industry Studies (3)

D. Business Courses (18 credit hours):

• 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) 
Prereq.: BMKT 3331
BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management (3)

OR • BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior & Leadership (3)
 - Prereq. BMGT 3340

E. Core Curriculum: 40 required credit hours of General Studies (see university Core as specified in the applicable catalog)

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.