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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Music Industry

B.S. Music Industry Curriculum Guide

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/music/musicindustry/bsmi-curriculum-guide.html

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(recommended 8-semester plan; note that the actual term when a class is taken may vary)
Applicable to entering Freshmen and Transfer Students from Fall 2010. Updated 05-14-11

Students must meet minimum Department of Music standards to be accepted into an Ensemble or Private Studio, and must be able to read musical notation fluently.

Fall Freshman
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble
2 MUS 131 Music Theory 11
2 MUS 133 Aural Skills 11
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson2
2 MUS 185 Foundations in Music Industry
7 Gen Ed or Minor
15
Spring Freshman
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble
2 MUS 132 Music Theory 21
2 MUS 134 Aural Skills 21
1 MUS 160 Class Piano1
2 MUS 181 Intro Music Tech
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson
3 MUS 120 Intro to Music
1 MUS 282 Activity in MI4
3 Gen Ed or Minor
16

MI Admittance Application Due

Fall Sophomore
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble
1 MUS 161 Class Piano
0 MUS 162 Piano Proficiency Exam
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson
1 MUS 282 Activity in Music Industry4
1 MUS 285 Critical Listening3
12 Gen Ed or Minor
17
Spring Sophomore
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble
3 MUS 126 Pop Music USA
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson
2 MUS 284 Social Media in MI
1 MUS 286 Critical Listening
0 MUS 298 Sophomore Review
4 ENGL 272 Business Communications
0 MUS 162 Piano proficiency Exam
4 Gen Ed or Minor
16

Fall Junior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
3 MUS 325 Pop Music USA
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble
1 MUS 382 Practicum in MI
3 MUS 381 Music Management/Concert Prod.
9 Gen Ed or Minor
17
Spring Junior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble
1 MUS 382 Practicum in MI
2 MUS 481 Digital Audio Theory/Tech
3 MUS 482 Music Promotions
3 MUS 483 Music in the Marketplace
6 Gen Ed or Minor
16

Fall Senior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble
3 MUS 450 Projects in Music Industry
2 MUS 489 Legal Aspects of MI
12 Gen Ed or Minor
18
Spring Senior
5 MUS 497 Internship

B.S. in Music Industry majors must choose one of the following minors: Business Administration, Business Law, Marketing, or International Business.

Students pursuing a minor in the College of Business must own a laptop meeting COB standards.

Passing scores on theory placement exam is necessary to enroll in MUS 131 and MUS 133.

1Concurrent enrollment in MUS 131, & 133 required; concurrent enrollment in MUS 132, 134 & 160 required.
2Vocalists may take two semesters of MUS 151 Class Singing for two semesters of MUS 251 Private Voice.
3MUS 131, 132, 133, and 134 are prerequisites to MUS 285 and 286.
4MUS 185 is a prerequisite to MUS 282 unless you are a transfer student entering as a Sophomore or higher.