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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Popular Music Studies Certificate


The Certificate in Popular Music Studies introduces students to fundamental concepts associated with the creation and reception of popular music. It is a credential that enables students to demonstrate basic competency with the performance, production, or analysis of popular music, and may be particularly appealing to those studying music, communications media, entrepreneurship, or marketing.

The certificate program is administered jointly by the Department of Music and Department of Communications Media. It requires 10 credits of core courses and an additional nine credits of electives. While basic performance or songwriting ability is recommended, no audition is required for admission to the program.

Electives: 9

Nine credits from the following:

Total Certificate Requirements: 19

(1) Applied music instructors may require certificate participants to demonstrate basic proficiency with voice or a musical instrument. Students may elect up to two semesters of 1cr lessons.

(2) Students must register for MUSC 140 - Popular Music Ensemble  (1cr) at least once. The course may be repeated up to three times for a total of four credits.