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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Music Industry
Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/music/musicindustry/bsmi-audio-production-specialist.html

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This degree is offered in conjunction with Hennepin Technical College in Plymouth. Students pursuing this degree must work closely with advisors on both the Mankato and Hennepin campuses to ensure that all degree requirements are met.

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
3 MUS 125 Pop Music USA
2 MUS 131 Music Theory 11
2 MUS 133 Aural Skills 11
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson2
9 Gen Education
18

 

Fall, Second Year

Hennepin

Fall, Third Year

Hennepin

Fall Senior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble
3 MUS 381 Music Management/Concert Prod.
1 MUS 382 Practicum in MI
3 MUS 450 Project Development in Music Industry
2 MUS 484 Legal Aspects of Music Industry
6 Gen Education
17
Spring Freshman
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble
3 MUS 120 Intro to Music
2 MUS 132 Music Theory 2
2 MUS 134 Aural Skills 21
1 MUS 160 Class Piano1
0 MUS 162 Piano Proficiency Exam
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson
9 Gen Education
19

Spring, Second Year

Hennepin

Spring, Third Year

Hennepin

Spring Senior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 2xx Private Lesson
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble
1 MUS 382 Practicum in MI
3 MUS 482 Music Promotions
3 MUS 483 Music in the Marketplace
3 MUS 326 Pop Music USA
6 Gen Education
18
Summer Senior
5+ Internship
5 to 16 credits

1 Passing scores on theory placement exam is necessary to enroll in MUS 131, MUS 133, and MUS 160. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 131 and 133 is required.

2 Singers may substitute two semesters of Class Instruction in Singing for two semesters of MUS 251 Private Voice.

Additional Requirements

  • The student must earn the AAS - Audio Recording Specialist at Hennepin Technical College.
  • All MSU, Mankato graduation requirements must be met, including:
    • 44 Credits of General Education are required (see our Bulletin), a maximum of 15-16 credits (maximum) at Hennepin, and 28-29 credits are earned at Minnesota State, Mankato. 7700 France and online courses can be used.
    • 40 Credits must be in 300 and 400 level courses. If you wish to follow the curriculum plan for this program exactly as it is laid out on this site, you should take at least one GenEd 300 level class during Freshman year, and all senior year GenEds should be 300-400 level. Upper-level electives in the College of Business are recommended.
  • In the alternative, the internship can be expanded to as many as 16 credits.