Music Industry Studies (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music and 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 also will  successfully complete two Music Industry Internships. For more information on this program, contact Professor Jim Waller at

Major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music with an emphasis in Music Industry Studies

46-50 credit hours in music; 20 credit hours in Music Industry courses; 18 credit hours in Business

A. 31 credit hours of musicianship:

MUSI 1110Freshman Music Seminar

MUSI 1191Aural Skills I

MUSI 1192Aural Skills II

MUSI 2193Advanced Aural Skills III

MUSI 2194Advanced Aural Skills IV

MUSI 1321Music Theory I

MUSI 1322Music Theory II

MUSI 2323Music Theory III

MUSI 3324Music Theory IV

MUSI 1111Keyboard Skills I

MUSI 1121Keyboard Skills II

MUSI 2110Keyboard Skills III

MUSI 2120Keyboard Skills IV

MUSI 3341Music History I

MUSI 3342Music History II


MUSI 3348Studies in World Music


MUSI 3351Music in the Asian Theater

MUSI 1110 must be completed twice

B. 26 credit hours of Music Industry courses.

Note: all entering Music Industry Studies majors should register for Introduction to MUST 2340, Introduction to Music Industries Studies or if entering in a spring semester, MUST 2350Music Industries Studies II.

MUST 1301Introduction to Music Technology

MUST 2259Introductory Internship in Music Industry Studies

MUST 2325Studio Arranging

MUST 2340Introduction to Music Industry Studies

MUST 2350Music Industry Studies II

MUST 3305Record Production

MUST 3310Entertainment Law

MUST 3320Web Design for Music Applications

MUST 4359Internship in Music Industry Studies

C. 16 credit hours of Applied Music:

10 credit hours of principal instrument, either voice or on focused instrument:

Vocal track:
MUAP 1276Private Instruction: Voice

MUAP 1277Private Instruction: Voice

MUAP 2276Private Instruction: Voice

MUAP 2277Private Instruction: Voice

MUAP 3276Private Instruction: Voice

MUAP 3277Private Instruction: Voice

Instrumental track:
MUAP 1254Private Instruction: Instrumental

MUAP 1255Private Instruction: Instrumental

MUAP 2254Private Instruction: Instrumental

MUAP 2255Private Instruction: Instrumental

MUAP 3254Private Instruction: Instrumental

MUAP 3255Private Instruction: Instrumental

MUAP 4254Private Instruction: Instrumental

MUAP 4255Private Instruction: Instrumental

6 credit hours of major ensembles:

Cardinal Band, Cardinal Chorale, Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble (See Ensemble Policies further in this section)

D. 18 credit hours of business, to be chosen from:

ACCT 2301Accounting for Non-Business Majors

BLAW 3317Business Law

BMGT 3340Management Theory and Practice

BMKT 3331Principles of Marketing

BMKT 3333Integrated Marketing Communications


BMGT 3354Human Resource Management


BMGT 4355Organizational Behavior

D. Core Curriculum

E. Electives to equal 120 hours