Music (Minor)

The music minor is designed for those students who are interested in a broad introduction to the study of music. The program allows for a diverse exposure to traditional through contemporary music practices, with numerous options to select courses based on students' interests.

Degree Offered

Music (Minor)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

Adding the Minor
Students who wish to add the music studies minor in music should consult with their major area advisor to add the minor.

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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The program consists of 24 hours, including a minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours. A maximum of 9 hours may be transferred from another institution. All courses require a minimum grade of C (2.00). This minor in music is academic and does not include instrumental instruction. There is no audition for this minor.

Adding the minor: Students who wish to add the music studies minor in music should consult with their major area advisor to add the minor.

Coursework

Required Courses (12 hours)

MUS 100 Fundamentals of Music Notation
MUS 340 Music for the Concert Hall, Stage, and Screen
MHL 201 Mac Literacy for Musicians 
MUS 131 Bach to Bebop

Music History (6 hours chosen from the following)
MUS 347 Jazz in America
MUS 355 American Music
MUS 356 Broadway and the American Musical
MUS 410 History of Women in Music
MUS 340 Music for the Concert Hall, Stage, and Screen
MHL courses with instructor approval and if appropriate prerequisites are met.

Electives (6 hours chosen from the following)
MUS 354 Classic Rock: 1950–1975
MUS 354 Rock since 1975
MUS 362 Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
MUS 354 Elvis Presley
MUS 354 The Beatles
MHL, MTC, MUP courses with instructor approval and if appropriate prerequisites are met.