Music with Concentration in Music Industry, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath 1–8 attributes AD and SI are met through the major course requirements. In order to graduate, the student must meet EI, FQ, IC, DD, ND, and ER in their electives.

Music Industry Requirements

Introduction to College
MUSC 1000Music at Northeastern1
Music Theory Requirement
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
MUSI 1204Analyzing Popular Genres4
Music in Context
Choose one from each category below; at least three must be 2000 level or above; at least two must be writing-intensive. Courses may not double-count across the five areas.20
Introductory Course
Music in Everyday Life (Music In Everyday Life)
Traditional (choose one):
Music of the USA
Women in Music
Music and Poetry
Introduction to Art, Drama, and Music
What’s Playing at Symphony?
Historical Traditions: America
Historical Traditions: Classical
Introduction to Opera
Principles of Music Literature
War and Music
Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Ethnomusicology (choose one):
Music as a Social Expression
Survey of African-American Music
Introduction to World Music
Music of Africa
Music of the Middle East
Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Music of the Jewish People
Music in Culture
Black Popular Music
Music of Asia
Principles of Music Literature
Historical Traditions: World
Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Contemporary (choose one):
Women in Music
Music in Popular Culture
George Gershwin
New Directions in Music
Coltrane
Wired for Sound
Music Theory 1
Principles of Music Literature
Historical Traditions: History of the Music Industry
Historical Traditions: Music since 1900
Hip Hop in the Music Industry
History of Electronic Music
Creative (choose one):
Introduction to Music Technology
Introduction to Composition
Jazz Improvisation
Conducting
Songwriting 1
Writing about Music
Music Ensemble
Complete two music ensembles:2-5
Chorus
Band
Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Rock Ensemble
Blues/Rock Ensemble
Create Your Own Music
Chamber Ensemble
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Jazz Choir and Combo
World Music Ensemble
Fusion Ensemble
Pep Band
World Fusion Ensemble
Music Industry
MUSI 1230Introduction to Music Industry4
Music Industry Electives
Complete five of the following:20
Songwriting 1
Music Licensing for Media
Music Recording 1
Music in the Online and Mobile Environment
Performing Arts Administration
Music Publishing and Royalties
Music Supervision 1
Special Topics in Music Industry
Artist Management
The Record Industry
Music Products Industry
Copyright Law for Musicians
Writing about Music
Music Industry Marketing and Promotion
Concert Promotion and Venue Management
Hip Hop in the Music Industry
Music Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Music Technology
Digital Audio Processing

Business Course Requirements

Economics
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
Accounting
ACCT 1209Financial Accounting and Reporting4
Business Electives
Complete two business courses from the following subject areas:8
ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MGMT, ORGB, MGSC, MISM, MKTG, SCHM, or STRT

Experiential Learning for Music Industry

MUSI 4601Seminar in Music Industry4

Music Industry Major Credit Requirement

Complete 78 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 1001 (Music In Everyday Life)4MUSC 12014Vacation0Vacation0
MUSC 11194ENGW 11114  
MUSI 12304ECON 11154  
MATH 12154Music Industry elective4  
MUSC 10001Music ensemble1  
Music ensemble1   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSI 12044Music Industry elective4Vacation0Co-op 10
ECON 11164ACCT 12094  
Music in Context course4Music in Context course4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EEAM 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op 10Music in Context course4Elective4Co-op 20
 Music Industry elective4Elective4 
 Business Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op 20Music Industry elective4Elective4Co-op 30
 Music in Context course4Business elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op 30MUSI 46014  
 Music Industry elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 132

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 1001 (Music In Everyday Life)4MUSC 12014Vacation0Vacation0
MUSC 11194ECON 11154  
MUSI 12304ENGW 11114  
MATH 12154Music Industry elective4  
MUSC 10001Music ensemble1  
Music ensemble1   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSI 12044Co-op 10Co-op 10Elective4
EEAM 20001  Elective4
ECON 11164   
Music in Context Course4   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Music Industry elective4Co-op 20Co-op 20Elective4
ACCT 12094  Business elective4
Music in Context Course4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Music Industry elective4Co-op 30Co-op 30Vacation0
Music in Context course4   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Music in Context course4MUSI 46014  
Music Industry elective4Music Industry elective4  
Business elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 132