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.