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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Areas of Emphasis: Applied Music, Multi-Instrumental
Pathways: Visual and Performing Arts, Business and Communications

Learn the fundamental analytical, regulatory and creative knowledge and skills necessary for jobs in the music industry.

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation
    0
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • MUSC 410 Introduction to Music Industry
    3
  • MUSC 121-127 Applied Lesson
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
17
Spring
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation
    0
  • MUSC 121-127 Applied Lesson
    2
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 411 Intellectual Property in Music Industry Exclamation Point
    3
  • MUSC 221-227 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Music Ensemble
    1
  • BUSA 201 Survey of Economics A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
16
Spring
  • MUSC 415 Music Publishing
    3
  • MUSC 221-227 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Music Ensemble
    1
  • BUSA 202 Survey of Accounting Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Join a club sport team
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 or
    MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2
  • MUSC 413 Live Music Industry
    3
  • MUSC 321-327 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Music Ensemble
    1
  • Music Elective
    2
  • BUSA 330 Survey of Marketing A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
14
Spring
  • MUSC 414 Recording Industry
    3
  • MUSC 321-327 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Music Ensemble
    1
  • Music Industry Elective
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Electives
    3
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 412 Music Product Development and Placement
    3
  • Music Industry Elective
    2
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    BUSA 320 Survey of Management or
    BUSA 340 Survey of Finance
  • Electives
    6
14
Spring
  • MUSC 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
  • MUSC 492 Directed Study
    1-3
  • Music Industry Elective
    2
  • Music Elective
    2
  • Electives
    3
9
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Exercise daily
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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