The music industry minor at Saint Joseph’s University provides a strong foundation in the theoretical and creative aspects of music, along with practical training in business, music marketing and promotion.
What Is the Music Industry Minor?
The music industry minor will allow students from both the College of Arts and Science and the Haub School of Business to gain and expand both theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for success in the music industry.
In addition to industry-focused courses, students will take a music theory class and a music fundamentals class focusing on notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, melody, harmony and form. You will also learn the principles of chord construction and voice leading, examine the ways in which chords function in tonal music and have the ability to compose effective progressions in four-part vocal style.
Ways to Study Music Industry
For those who are interested in pursuing careers in music marketing or theatre, film and TV, a music industry minor can be paired with a major in marketing or a major in theatre and film. Minors are required to take Music Marketing, Business of Recorded Music, Music Fundamentals and Music Theory I. You can then select two courses that focus on music and marketing from a list of pre-approved courses that support the minor.
What Can I Do with a Music Industry Minor?
An important goal of this minor is to prepare you for a broad range of careers in the music industry. Career opportunities for those who pursue a minor in the music industry include:
Music Marketing and Promotion
Record Label Management
Music and Copyright Law
If you are a business student pursuing a major like entertainment marketing, this minor will give a greater understanding and appreciation of music to make an impact in the industry.
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare Me for a Career in the Music Industry?
The entertainment industry is one of the top employers in the country. The music industry minor allows you to grow your knowledge of business techniques while studying the art of music and the artists for which you may be working. Students acquire hands-on experience through their work with the University’s record label, 1851 Records.
The marketing program provides you with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to stand out in today's ever-changing marketplace. The curriculum paired with Saint Joseph's co-op program will prepare you for a successful career as a marketer.
The theatre and film major at Saint Joseph's University nurtures creative expression and technical proficiency while fostering intellectual curiosity and cultural awareness. Students declare a concentration in film/TV, musical theatre or theatre.
Saint Joseph’s University's one-of-a-kind entertainment marketing major is designed for students who want to work behind the scenes in show business. You'll develop the skills to run a blockbuster campaign, promote a film or market concerts and events.