The Minor in Film Music is designed to give students an understanding of how music works in film-what music does and how it does it-as well as the basics of music theory and how to relate music to picture. Students may choose courses that create a technical track, focusing on composing music for film and the technology needed for film composition or courses that create a film music studies track, focusing on the history and aesthetics of film music.
Students earning a B.M. in Composition (either concert music or electroacoustic music emphasis) or a B.M. in Performance with conducting emphasis are not eligible for this minor.
Admissions process: Contact conservatory chair to determine if it is possible to complete the minor in time to graduate. If it is, you will be placed on the pre-minor list. After being placed on this list, you will be eligible to:
- Take the Music Theory Diagnostic Exam during Orientation week in August.
- Submit the form declaring your music minor.
If a student chooses the Film Music Composition track, it is highly recommended that the student take MUS 135 - Aural Skills I and MUS 136 - Aural Skills II , for one credit each, at the same time as MUS 133 and MUS 134 .
A minimum of 12 credits must be selected from upper-division courses.
The following policies are the same for film music minors as required for music majors. See General Information for all Music Programs , for details.
- Transfer requirement.
- Music theory proficiency requirements
- Minimum grade requirements.
- Course re-take policy.