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
Jazz Composition
Music Business
Music Education
Music History
Music Production
Scoring for Media 

Minors (also applicable as tracks; must be officially declared as a minor with the hosting department)

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 required to officially declare the minor with the department that their minor belongs to. 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
Creative Entrepreneurship
Effortless Mastery
Electronic Performance
English (Performance Poetry)
Film and Media Scoring
Game and Interactive Media Scoring
Instrument Repair
Latin Music
Mediterranean Music
Music and Health 
Music and Society (Gender or Africana Studies only)
Music Technology
Musical Theater Performance
Musical Theater Writing
Private Studio Teaching
Recording and Production for Musicians
Stage Management (The stage management minor is not currently accepting new students)
Teaching Artistry 
Theory of Jazz and Popular Song

Discontinued Tracks (as of 2022SP): 

Film Scoring (68 KB)

*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.