Music and New Media (Minor)
This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2023–Spring 2024 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Minor in Music & New Media
Academic Plan Code(s): MUSIMINMNM
The School of Music offers a minor in Music & New Media available to all UofL students. For non-music majors, students must meet the minimum admission requirement of the School of Music with a 2.75 GPA and must obtain approval from the School of Music. In addition, students must complete MUS 170 or MUS 171 with a grade of B or better for admission to the minor. No audition is required.
For graduation, in addition to all other degree requirements, a 2.5 GPA in Music and New Media minor program core course work and a 2.5 cumulative UofL GPA are required. Students enrolled in the Music & New Media minor are strongly encouraged to enroll in a cross-listed course- MUH 205, MUH 214, or MUH 218 – for their General Education credits in Arts and Humanities and/or U.S. or Global Diversity.
|Choose one music theory course as determined by placement exam OR one of the courses below: 1||3-4|
|The Broadway Musical|
|Studies in Ethnomusicology|
|Music and Sound in Film|
|Popular Music in American Culture|
|Women in Music: A History|
|Select two Instrument or Voice Classes: 2||2|
|Class Piano-Beginners I|
|Class Piano-Beginners II|
|Jazz Piano Class|
|Class Guitar I|
|Class Guitar II|
|Beginning Class Guitar|
|MUS 170||Introduction to Musical Acoustics||3|
|MUS 171||Audio Engineering||3|
|MUS 270||Creative Audio Recording and Production Techniques||2|
|MUS 271||Sound Design||3|
|MUS 350||Analysis of Electronic Media||2|
|Minimum Total Hours||18-19|
Students who do not pass the computer-based Fundamentals Test prior to the beginning of the fall semester are required to enroll in MUS 91 for 0 credit concurrently with MUS 141. Students who do not pass MUS 141, and students who enter the School of Music in January and do not place into MUS 142, must enroll in MUS 92 for the spring semester. Credits for MUS 92 do not count toward the degree.
OR Applied Study (dependent on ability and audition, or faculty placement).
Students may count up to 1 hour of Major Ensemble - MUS 109 and 1 hour of Minor Ensemble - MUS 119 toward the Music & New Media Minor. Students may also count a maximum of 1 additional hour of Applied Study toward the Music & New Media Minor.
At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.