Designated Professional Music Tracks
Designated Professional Music Track Courses (16 Credits)
Professional music track courses will account for 16 of the 30 major credits. Students may choose up to three (3) tracks and must take a minimum of (3) courses per track. Certain tracks have specific course requirements and restrictions. If you exceed the 16 credits, those additional credits can be applied to general electives.
Tracks (minimum of three courses per track)
Contemporary Writing and Production
Scoring for Media (new in 2022)
Minors (also applicable as tracks)
Some minors are also applicable as tracks. Students must commit to the minimum requirements of these minors in order to apply them as pro music tracks. Students are strongly encouraged to officially declare the minor. The minor in music technology is only offered in Valencia and can be completed in one semester of study.
Acoustics and Electronics
American Roots Music
Business of Live Music (new in 2022)
English (Performance Poetry)
Music and Health (new in 2022)
Music and Society (Gender or Africana Studies only)
Musical Theater Performance
Musical Theater Writing
Performance Studies in Latin Music
Private Studio Teaching
Recording and Production for Musicians
Stage Management (The stage management minor is not currently accepting new students, 2023SP)
Teaching Artistry (new in 2022)
Theory of Jazz and Popular Song
Video Game Scoring
Discontinued Tracks (as of 2022SP):
*Film scoring track courses can be found in the "scoring for media" track.
*Students who plan on double majoring may not pursue a professional music track in the same area as the other major; e.g., a double major in pro music and music business may not choose music business as their pro music track. In general, academic credits for the major must be unique, and cannot "double count" across two majors.
Final Capstone Project
The student will complete a final project in the designated area(s) or tracks whose content and/or enactment are equal in quality and extent to the demands of the current professional music environment.
Note: Credit by exam is not offered for professional music.