Minor in Music

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Purpose

The Music Minor is a 24-credit, abbreviated version of Cal U’s B.S. in Commercial Music Technology, and is a great option for students who wish to study music in conjunction with another major area of study.

Similar to the CMT degree, the Cal U’ Music Minor has three distinct areas of focus that aid students in developing a well-rounded set of artistic and multimedia skills. These three areas of focus are:

  • Music
  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship

Curriculum


Course Credits
Required Courses 9
MUS 100  Introduction to Music   3
MUS 215  Comprehensive Musicianship I 3
MUS 315  Comprehensive Musicianship II 3
   
History, Theory and Education Electives (select from list) 9
MUS 275  Music and Recording Technology I 3
MUS 300  Jazz: History, Form and Analysis 3
MUS 304  American Musical: History, Form and Analysis 3
MUS 305  African American Gospel and Caribbean Music: History, Form and Analysis 3
MUS 306  The Opera: History, Form and Analysis 3
MUS 310  Music in the Media 3
MUS 313  Rock 'N Roll: History, Form and Analysis 3
MUS 314  The Music Industry: History, Form and Analysis 3
MUS 372  Creative Arts for Elementary Ed 3
MUS 375  Music and Recording Technology II 3
   
Applied Electives (select from options) 3
   
Option 1 (select one)  
MUS 104  Voice Class 3
MUS 211  Keyboard Class 3
   
Option 2*  
Brass - MUS 109, 209, 309, 409 1
Piano - MUS 119, 219, 319, 419 1
Percussion - MUS 129, 229, 329, 429 1
Woodwind - MUS 149, 249, 349, 449 1
Voice - MUS 159, 259, 359, 459 1
Guitar - MUS 170, 270, 370, 470 1
Strings - MUS 179, 279, 379, 479 1
   
Performance Electives** (select from list) 3
MUS 187  Guitar Ensemble 1
MUS 188  String Ensemble 1
MUS 191  University Choir 1
MUS 192  California Singers 1
MUS 193  University Gospel Choir 1
MUS 196  Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 198  University Marching Band 1
MUS 199  University Concert Band 1
MUS 307  Special Music Project 1
MUS 485  Music Tech Practicum 1
Total 24

* Courses are repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits each.
** Courses are repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits. The option to continue without credit is available. 

Program Notes:

  • 9 of the 24 credits for the minor must be at the 300 or 400 level.