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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
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Why Pursue a Minor in Music Marketing

The Minor in Music Marketing gives students the opportunity to leverage industry trends and develop skills in event promotion, multimedia production, and entrepreneurship. With the help of faculty mentors, students can produce self-directed projects to build out their professional portfolios and jumpstart their careers in the music industry. Students also have the added benefit of applying courses from this minor to electives in their major area of study.

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What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Music Marketing will take the following courses:

  • Introduction to the Music Industry
  • Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
  • History of Recorded Music
  • Entrepreneurship in Music
  • Multimedia Production
  • Seminar in Music Marketing
  • Music Marketing Project

This minor is open to all majors and no prerequisites are required. To declare this minor, students must interview with a School of Music advisor and submit a Declaration of Minor form.

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.

Program Advisor

Steven Parker, PhD