Undergraduate Study

Music Industry Minor

The Music Industry minor is intended to provide students with an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of music as a calling and a business and to provide opportunities for students to work with practitioners on real-world projects in the music industry.

To apply to the minor, transfer students must have completed a minimum of one term of residency at UCLA, and students admitted as freshman must have completed a minimum of three terms of residency at UCLA. Students must be in good academic standing with an overall grade-point average of at least 2.0.

In addition, students who are not enrolled in a major within the Herb Alpert School of Music must complete at least one lower-division performance or ensemble course selected from Ethnomusicology 91A through 91Z, Music C90A through 90N, or C90Q through M90T prior to application to the minor. The performance requirement may also be fulfilled through successful completion of Music Industry 111 or through an equivalent music industry course by petition.

Required Upper-Division Courses (28 units): Music Industry 101, 195 (8 units), and five additional courses (20 units) selected from Ethnomusicology C100, 105, M110B, 117, C169, 172A, C184, Music C176, Musicology 140, 164, 185, Music Industry 102 through 112, 122, M182, 188, 195, 197.

In addition, students who are not enrolled in a major within the Herb Alpert School of Music must demonstrate music theory proficiency by either passing the Music Theory Assessment Examination, completing Music 3 with a minimum grade of C+, or completing an equivalent course in consultation with the minor chair.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

With the exception of Music Industry 195 (mandatory P/NP grading), each minor course must be taken for a letter grade. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.