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Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Industry is designed for students whose interests and abilities indicate a strong potential for significant achievement in the music industry.

Two concentrations are available: Music Business and Recording Technology

Admission: Admission is based on selective procedures, and admission to the University does not guarantee placement in the Music Industry Program. Stringent quality control is essential; therefore, an assessment is required of all students desiring to enter the program. Entrance requirements vary by concentration. Specific admissions criteria may be obtained through the office of the Director, School of Music. Through the admissions procedure, preliminary estimates of student commitment and potential success can be made. Upon admission, the student will be assigned an advisor.

Retention: The student’s progress and continued potential will be reviewed twice yearly by the appropriate Music Industry faculty. Permission to continue in the program will be based upon this evaluation. Retention criteria may be obtained through the office of the Director, School of Music.

Ensembles: Students in Music Business or Recording Technology must complete two (2) credit hours of ensemble.

Concert Attendance: All students in Music Business and Recording Technology are required to attend a minimum of 50 concerts or recitals during their four-year program. Records will be maintained in the School on the number of events attended by each student and a report will be filed with the Director of the School each year.

Experiential Learning: Credit may be awarded for validated learning from experience or non-traditional instruction. Students who wish to apply for credit for experiential learning may obtain guidelines for this procedure from the Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts. (See Fees and Charges, for related fee information.)

Graduation from the Program: A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation; a minimum grade of "C-" is required in every graded course applicable to the major as well as an overall grade point average of 2.5.

Music Industry Major (B.M.)

A. University General Education Program (35 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Note the following B.M. degree with a major in Music Industry program specifications: (1) Music Business must complete ECON 2010 and 2020 to fulfill the Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement; (2) for the mathematics requirement, Music Business must complete MATH 1530 and Recording Technology must complete MATH 1830; (3) PHYS 2110/2111 and PHYS 2120/2121 (Natural Science requirement) is required for the Recording Technology concentration. The Humanities category is satisfied for students who meet all B.M. requirements.

B. The Major (85 hours)

1. Major Core (29 hours)

MUTC 1008, 1010, 1009, 1011, 2008, 2010; MUHL 3303; MUAP xxxx (ensembles) (2), 1105 (1), 1116 (1), 1xxx (applied instruction) (4); MUID 3103; choose one: MUHL 4801, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807; 50 concert/recital attendance requirements prior to graduation.

2. Concentration (49-56 hours)

a. Music Business (56 hours)

ACCT 2010, 3011; FIR 2220; JOUR 3400, 3900; MGMT 3110, 3510; MKTG 3010; MUID 1001 (1), 2201 (2), 3105, 3506, 3602, 4603, 4825, 4840, 4850, 4898 (4), 4899.

b. Recording Technology (49 hours)

MUID 2201 (2), 3800 (4), 3801, 3901 (1), 3902 (1), 3903 (1), 3905, 4604, 4800 (4); 4802 (3), 4803 (3), 4811 (1), 4822 (1), 4830, 4833 (1), 4840, 4850, 4898; TECH 1811, 2821.

Recording Technology elective path (6 hours). Students are to complete the elective hours in one academic area. Electives are to be chosen from an approved list of classes, which is available from the student's advisor.

C. Electives (0 - 3 hours)

Elective courses may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.

Typical 4-Year Music Business Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
MATH 1530 3 MUTC 1009 3
Natural Science* 4 Natural Science* 4
MUTC 1008 3 MUAP 1116 1
Applied music 1 MUID 2201 2
MUTC 1010 1 MUAP (applied music) 1
MUAP 1105 1 MUTC 1011 1
    MUID 1001  1
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

MUTC 2008 3 COMM 2381 3
History* 3 History* 3
ACCT 2010 3 ENGL 2201 or 2202 3
MUAP (applied music) 1 MUAP (applied music) 1
MUAP Ensemble 1 ECON 2020 3
ECON 2010 3 Ensemble 1
MUTC 2010  1    
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   14 hrs

Junior Year

MKTG 3010 3 MGMT 3110 3
ACCT 3011 3 MUID 3105 3
MUID 3506 3 MUID 3103 3
MUHL 3303 3 MUID 4825 3
MUID 4604 3 JOUR 3400 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

MUID 4840 3 MUID 4851 4
MUID 4850 3 MGMT 3510 3
FIR 2220 3 MUID 4898 4
MUID 4899 3 MUHL** 3
JOUR 3900 3    
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   14 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

** Choose one: MUHL 4801, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807

Typical 4-Year Recording Technology Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
MATH 1830 3 MUID 2201 2
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3
MUTC 1008 3 MUAP 1116 1
MUAP 1105 1 MUTC 1009 3
MUAP (applied music) 1 MUTC 1011 1
MUTC 1010  1 MUAP (applied music) 1
     TECH 1811
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   17 hrs

Sophomore Year

MUTC 2008 3 MUID 4800 4
ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 Music Ensemble 1
TECH 2821 3 MUID 3905 3
MUAP (applied music) 1 MUID 3801 2
MUID 3800 3 MUAP (applied music) 1
Music ensemble 1 MUID 3902 1
MUID 3901 1    
MUTC 2010 1    
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   12 hrs

Junior Year

Elective 3 Elective 3
MUID 4811 1 MUID 4833 1
MUID 4822 1 History* 3
MUID 4802 3 MUID 4803 3
MUID 3903 1 MUID 3103 3
Natural Science* 4 MUID 4899
MUID 4604 3    
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

MUID 4840 3 Natural Science* 4
History* 3 MUHL 3303 3
MUHL** 3 COMM 2381 3
MUID 4850 3 MUID 4898 4
MUID 4830 3    
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   14 hrs
Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

** Choose one: MUHL 4801, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807