New Media Minor Requirements

Minor in Music & New Media

 The Minor in Music & New Media is designed to give students majoring in fields outside of music the opportunity to explore intersections between their major field of study and music production for contemporary recording artists, film, television, and video games. Work in the field of new media often necessitates interdisciplinary collaboration, and the Minor in Music & New Media creates opportunities for students from a variety of disciplines to learn music production and mixing techniques.

Coursework for Minor in Music & New Media

Music & New Media (Minor)

Unit: Music

Departmental Admission Requirements: 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 with a grade of B or better for admission to the minor.


Choose one Music History course from the following: MUH 309 The Broadway Musical, MUH 313 Studies in Ethnomusicology,
MUH 315 Music & Sound in Film, MUH 317 Popular Music in American Culture, MUH 320 Women in Music: A History

One music theory course as determined by placement exam1


Instrument or Voice Class(es), normally chosen from MUS 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 147, 148, 152, 227
Applied Study (dependent on audition or faculty placement)


MUS 170 Introduction to Musical Acoustics


MUS 171 Audio Engineering


MUS 270 Creative Audio Recording & Production Techniques


MUS 271 Sound Design


MUS 350 Analysis of Electronic Media


Minimum Total



1 Students who do not pass the computer-based Fundamentals Test prior to the beginning of the fall semester are required to enroll in MUS 091 Fundamentals of Music I for 0 credit concurrently with MUS 141 Theory I. Students who do not pass Theory I, and students who enter the School of Music in January and do not place into MUS 142 Theory II, must enroll in MUS 092 Musicianship I for the spring semester. Credits for MUS 092 do not count toward the degree.



1 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.

2 Students wishing to minor in Music & New Media must obtain the approval of the School of Music.

3 For graduation, in addition to all other degree requirements, a 2.5 GPA in Music & New Media minor program core coursework and a 2.5 cumulative UofL GPA are required.