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
Unit: Music 
Academic Plan Code(s): MUSIMINMNM

Program Information

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.

Program Requirements

Choose one music theory course as determined by placement exam OR one of the courses below: 13-4
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: 22
Class Piano-Beginners I
Class Piano-Beginners II
Jazz Piano Class
Piano Class
Piano Class
Class Guitar I
Class Guitar II
Beginning Class Guitar
Voice Class
MUS 170Introduction to Musical Acoustics3
MUS 171Audio Engineering3
MUS 270Creative Audio Recording and Production Techniques2
MUS 271Sound Design3
MUS 350Analysis of Electronic Media2
Minimum Total Hours18-19

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.


0 hours of additional study if a theory is chosen to meet program requirement; 1 hour of additional study if MUH 309, MUH 313, MUH 315, MUH 317 or MUH 320  is chosen.

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.