May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Industry Studies Minor

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Music is a rapidly evolving field that requires practitioners to have broad understanding of the main functional areas and intimate knowledge of the creation and operation of music organizations. The music industry studies minor provides students with a strong foundation in the functional operations of the music industry. At the completion of the minor students will have an in-depth knowledge of music marketing, artist management, concert promotion and music publishing.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • To declare this minor, please see College of Arts & Media Advising and Student Services in Arts Building, 177. Consult the College of Arts & Media at for more information.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students may transfer up to six semester hours of non-CU Denver courses toward a College of Arts & Media minor. All other courses must be taken at CU Denver.
  2. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a College of Arts & Media major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.
  3. Students may use up to six semester hours to fulfill both major and minor requirements; the remaining semester hours for the minor must be taken in addition to the major requirements. Contact the Music Department at for more information on the minor.
  • Take all of the following Music Industry Studies Minor courses (15 credits/5 courses total):

  • MUSC 2750 - Introduction to Music Business
  • MUSC 3250- Music Marketing
  • MUSC 3260 - Artist Management
  • MUSC 3760 - Music Publishing
  • MUSC 3699 - Concert Promotion
  • There is a recommend sequence for the Music Industry Studies course work. Please contact the College of Arts & Media at for course sequencing and any prerequisite updates.

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