Music Industry Minor

The entertainment industry is one of the top employers in the country. The music industry minor at SJU provides a strong foundation in the theoretical and creative aspects of music, along with practical training in business, music marketing and promotion.

As an Arts and Sciences student, you may find that you desire a greater knowledge of business techniques. As a business student, you may feel that you want to learn more about the art and artists for which you may be working. For the students that relate to either of these sentiments, the music industry minor is for you.

An important goal of this program is to prepare students for a broad range of careers in the music industry. Career opportunities for students who pursue a minor in the music industry include:

  • Music Marketing and Promotion
  • Record Label Management
  • Music and Copyright Law
  • Music Production
  • Composition/Song Writing
  • Arts Management
  • Performance

Students in the music industry minor may also get involved in the wide variety of music-related activities on campus. The student-run record label, 1851 Records, is designed to empower and promote student, alumni and faculty artists while also providing the students at SJU an invaluable, on-the-job experience working in the music business.

Students can also be involved in SJU Theater Company. In putting on three full-length plays/musicals per school year, this program gives students an opportunity to perform or involve themselves in backstage elements such as sound, lighting, props or costumes. The Jazz Band, University Singers, Concert Choir, and individual lessons in piano or voice are also great ways to get involved.