Music Business Degree Requirements

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B.A.
B.S.
General Studies Courses:    
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
Developing A Christian Mind    3    3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and 2302
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all freshman and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
  (B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405 [eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or for any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15-16
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of:
  Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
9
9
  RELI 1301, RELI 1302 and RELI/MUSI 4342
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
 

POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.

ECON 2301

Speech
3
3
  COMA 1302
TOTAL General Studies
54-66
57-61
Required Music Courses:
Music Core
13
13
 

MUSI 1111Aural Skills I
MUSI 1112Aural Skills II
MUSI 1311Music Theory I
MUSI 1312Music Theory II
MUSI 2305Introduction to Music Literature and Fine Arts
MUSI 3207Basic Conducting                           MUSB 3301
  History of Commercial Music (3)

1

1

3

3

3

2

(3)

1

1

3

3

3

2

(3)

Ensembles *4 *4
  *Note: Some career emphases require additional ensemble credits.    
Seminar/Performance Lab
  8 semesters (noncredit-hour requirement)    

Applied Music

6 6
Applied Secondary 2 2
TOTAL Music 25 25
 
Business Courses    
  ACCT 2301  Principles of Financial Accounting 3 3
  ECON 2301  Principles of Macroeconomics (to be taken as a Social Science under General Studies) (3) (3)
       
  MANA 3301 Principles of Management 3 3
  or    
  MANA 4319  Communication Styles 3 3
       
  MANA 3308  Business and Public Law 3 3
  MRKT 3301  Principles of Marketing 3 3
TOTAL Business 12 12
 
Music Business Courses    
  MUSB 2301  Introduction to the Music Business 3 3
  MUSB 3301  History of Commercial Music 3 3
  MUSB 3310  Inside the Recording Industry 3 3
  MUSB 3311  Introduction to the Recording Studio 3 3
  MUSB 3380  Copyright and Intellectual Property Law 3 3
  MUSB 4301  Music Publishing 3 3
  MUSB 4310  The Musician as Entrepreneur 3 3
  or    
  MUSB 4320  Launching an Entrepreneurial Venture in the Music Business 3 3
  MUSB 4380  Seminar in Music 3 3
  or    
  MUSB 4385  Internship in the Music Industry I (S-L) 3 3
  TOTAL Music Business 24 24
 
Career Emphasis (Select one area of emphasis)    
  Live Performance    
  Ensembles  (upper-level credit) 2 2
  Music Electives 3 3
  Music Business (upper-level credit) 6 6
  Note: Piano Level III required    
  Recording    
  MUSI 2311  Theory III 3 3
  MUSB 3312  Advanced Recording Techniques 3 3
  MUSB 3213  Critical Listening for Recording Engineers 2 2
  MUSB 4375  Music Production Practicum 3 3
  Songwriting    
  MUSI 2311  Theory III 3 3
  MUSB 3320  Introduction to Songwriting 3 3
  MUSB 3321  Advanced Songwriting Techniques 3 3
  MUSB 4275  Songwriting Practicum 2 2
  Worship Leadership    
  Ensembles (upper level credit) 2 2
  MUSI 2307  Introduction to Church Music and Worship 3 3
  MUSI 4305  Congregational Song 3 3
  or    
  MUSB 3320  Introduction to Songwriting 3 3
 

MUSI 4306  Church Music/Worship Administration

                                                                          (S-L)

3 3
  Note:  Piano Level III required    
TOTAL Career Emphasis 11 11
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
138 133

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required in the major field (business, music, music business), with a letter grade of "C-" or better in each course.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0. 

DBU also offers an Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program (BA/BS in Music Business/MBA) for qualifying undergraduate students. 

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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