Liberal Arts and Sciences: Individual Studies - Music Industry

Program Information

Degree Type: AS
Program Code: INST - MUIN
Hegis Code: 5649.00
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Music Industry Concentration

This AS in Individual Studies degree will allow students studying in the Humanities to enroll in a combination of theatre, music and art coursework in preparation for a baccalaureate degree. With the flexibility in design, students will be able to explore the various performance/applied humanities curriculum offered by the college. Students will also have the option to enroll in Business courses to provide a management/marketing focus to their studies. The program will prepare students for transfer to four year institutions into a program of their design not currently offered by the college. Students will have obtained the necessary SUNY general education coursework and be allowed to customize their remaining coursework based on desired transfer school and/or SUNY Transfer path.

A broad-based liberal arts background, coupled with focused study on music and business, provide the right combination for students to be prepared to work in the music industry.  This program is geared toward students who love music, have musical talent and who want to work within the music industry on the management side. SUNY Adirondack’s Music Industry concentration provides the necessary background and preparation for successful transfer into a baccalaureate music industry program.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication  ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics  
4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science  
3 SUNY GEN ED Math or Science Elective  
2 Health and Wellness Any PED activity courses, AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211  Note: PED210 and PED212 do not fulfill this requirement)
3 SUNY GEN ED American History  
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization  
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science  
3 Principles of Management BUS102
3 Principles of Marketing BUS103
4 Financial Accounting BUS146
3 Office Productivity Software CIS125
3 Microeconomics ECO202
3 Music Appreciation MUS101
3 Music Fundamentals MUS103
1 Keyboard Harmony I MUS117 (Prereq Required)
2 MUS Ensemble or Private Music Lessons

MUS105, MUS110, MUS112, MUS130, MUS131, MUS132, MUS133, MUS134, MUS135MUS136, MUS139, MUS140, MUS141

2 Music Theory I MUS124
3 Digital Sound Recording MUS190
3 The Music Business MUS203
3 Introduction to Public Speaking SPH111
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  
64 minimum credits required for graduation

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 ANT101, ANT103,ANT105, ECO201, ECO202, PSC101, PSC102, PSC103, PSY101 OR SOC101
3 SUNY GEN ED American History


3 MUS103
Second Semester
1 Health and Wellness
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization
3 BUS102
3 BUS103
1 MUS117
2 MUS124
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics
3 CIS125
3 SPH111
3 MUS203
Fourth Semester
1 Health and Wellness
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics or Science
2 MUS Ensemble or Lesson
3 ECO202
4 BUS146
3 MUS190

Notes:  This concentration transfers seamlessly to SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Fredonia.

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