As a music major, you’ll study both historic and modern traditions and perform a variety of Western and non-Western music. We pursue excellence in the study, practice and performance of each piece of music, so you’ll be challenged and encouraged by your professors, peers and private tutors as you scale new heights with your musical ability and artistry.
Arts Administration Minor
The Arts Administration Minor requires students to major in a fine arts program (Art, Music or Theatre). This minor builds on a student's existing artistic base earned from their fine arts major. It is intended to equip students with the direction and practical skills needed to help art flourish in the larger culture. Possible applications might include entry-level administrative positions in theatre companies, art galleries, symphonies and other community-based arts organizations.
|ACC 215 - Principles of Financial Accounting
(4 credits) This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.
|BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
(4 credits) This course introduces students to marketing terminology; defines the elements and activities necessary to create, communicate and deliver value through beneficial exchanges; and enables students to understand and replicate the marketing process at any entry level.
|COM 185 - Media Writing
(4 credits) Students learn genres of writing for print and broadcast journalism and video, as well as for public relations and advertising. They learn these genres in relation to each other and in relation to their organizational contexts and audiences. Included are reporting, organizing and writing, as well as basic legal and ethical guidelines for reporters and writers in journalism and PR.
|COM 230 - Principles of Public Relations
(3 credits; alternate years, consult department) Introduction to the field of public relations. Its focus is on public relations theory and practice with an emphasis on emerging trends. This course is offered as an overview covering public relations history, theories, strategies and tactics.
|COM 263 - Layout and Design
(3 credits) Covers basic principles of design as they apply to a wide variety of publications. Emphasis on selecting type, art and graphics appropriate to subject matter, purpose and audience.
|CSC 110 - Advanced Spreadsheets
(1 credit) This class deals with advanced techniques for using spreadsheets. Topics
to be covered including writing conditional formulas, using built-in data analysis
tools, creating PivotTables and PivotCharts, exploring and importing data to
and from other applications, linking data between other applications, and
sharing Excel data on the World Wide Web. Basic computer programming concepts
and the role of data analysis tools in business will also be discussed.
|Internship: 4 credits
|ART 417 - Internship
(2 credits may apply toward the major) An internship to provide the student with opportunities to learn and to apply the knowledge, principles, and abilities gained from the curriculum. Opportunities are available in professional art studios, graphic design studios, galleries, museums and printing houses.
|MUS 417 - Internship
(4 credits may apply toward the Arts Administration minor) Prerequisite: MUS212.
|THE 417 - Internship
(4 credits may apply toward the major)
|Choose one course: 4
|BUS 250 - Management and Organizational Behavior
(4 credits) This course is a study of how organizations function and the
importance of the individual, groups dynamic and the organizational setting in
which these realities take place. It includes the understanding of basic management
principles and the key concepts and principles of organizational behavior. It
will provide an opportunity for critical analysis and practical application of
the concepts identified through the readings and lectures.
|COM 355 - Organizational Communication
(4 credits; alternate years) Examination of the role of communication within and between organizations. Attention to communication tasks within an organization such as news releases, memo writing, conducting meetings, and communicating to an organization's constituencies.
|Total credits required: 27
Note: Students must also complete a major in Art, Music or Theatre. The internship must be for a minimum of 4 credits.