Wayne State University
 

Minors

Pursue your interest in music as you acquire a familiarity with aspects of music theory, ear training, and music history and performance. Participate in performance ensembles and hone transferable professional job skills in communication, analytical and critical thinking.

To add a music minor, please contact:
Maurice Draughn, Department of Music Advisor
Email: mdraughn@wayne.edu 
Phone: 313-577-1662

Minor in Music

Minor Requirements: Students pursuing a Minor in Music must complete a minimum of twenty-two credits, distributed as follows:

MUSIC THEORY AND EAR TRAINING (8 credits)
MUT 1140 – Theory I (3 cr)
MUT 1150 – Ear Training I (1 cr)
MUT 1160 – Theory II (3 cr)
MUT 1170 – Ear Training II (1 cr)
MUT 2140 – Theory III (3 cr)
MUT 2150 – Ear Training III (1 cr)

MUSIC HISTORY (6 credits)
MUH 1340 – World Music (3 cr) (VP)
MUH 1370 – Music Appreciation (3 cr) (VP)
MUH 3310 – Music History and Literature I (3 cr)
MUH 3320 – Music History and Literature II (3 cr)
MUH 3330 – Music History and Literature III (3 cr)
MUH 3360 – Jazz History (3 cr)

APPLIED PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS (4 credits)+
MUP 1XX5 – Secondary Applied Lessons (1 cr)
MUP 1XX5 – Secondary Applied Lessons (1 cr)
MUP 3XX5 – Secondary Applied Lessons (1 cr)
MUP 3XX5 – Secondary Applied Lessons (1 cr)

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE (4 credits)
Four semesters selected from:
MUA 2800 – University Bands (1 cr)
MUA 2810 – University Symphony Orchestra (1 cr)
MUA 2820 – Jazz Big Band (1 cr)
MUA 2822 – Jazz Guitar Ensemble (1 cr)
MUA 2840 – Choral Union (1 cr)
MUA 2850 – Concert Chorale (1 cr)

+Four semesters of secondary applied lessons are available in place of the third semester of Theory and Ear Training.  Please note: Departmental permission is required for secondary applied lessons.

Worksheet of the requirements for the Minor in Music

Minor in Music Technology

Music Technology: 19 credit hours 

Learn the fundamentals of sound engineering and electronic music production. Take courses in a professional recording studio and synthesis lab. Then apply your learned audio technology to your professional field and/or your own creative projects.

MUA 2500 – Music Technology (3 cr.)
MUA 2510 – Studio Recording Techniques (2 cr.)
MUA 2530 – Electronic Music Synthesis (3 cr.)
MUA 3510 – Mixing and Mastering (2 cr.)
MUA 3530 – Sound Design (3 cr.)
 
Two of the following classes:
MUA 3550 – Advanced Studio Techniques (2 cr.)
MUA 4010 – Audio Electronics (3 cr.)
MUA 4020 – Theories of Electronic Music (3 cr.)
MUA 4030 – Sound Design for Visual Media (3 cr.)
MUA 4040 – Electroacoustic Music (3 cr.)
MUT 5280 – Interactive Electronic Music Composition (3 cr.)
PHY 3100 – The Sounds of Music (4 cr.)
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