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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Music, Minor

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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.A. in Music are not eligible for this minor. The B.M. Composition (both emphases) and B.M. Performance (all emphases and areas) are eligible for this minor.

Students passing out of MUS 133 MUS 134 MUS 135 , or MUS 136  by placement exam, must substitute an equal number of credits (as were passed by exam) from the electives section of the program.

Admissions process: Contact conservatory chair for an interview 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 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.
  • Minimum grade requirements.
  • Course re-take policy.

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