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The Music Industry Minor helps prepare UCLA students for employment in the music industry. It shares coursework with the BA in Music Industry and the BA in Music History and Industry, as well as with the UCLA Herb Alpert School’s departments of Music, Ethnomusicology, and Musicology.

Signature requirements are an introductory course in the fundamentals of music business, and a culminating internship supervised by the Center for Community Engagement. Students then choose 6-7 courses from the expansive music industry curriculum at UCLA, including courses in songwriting and production, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, music supervision, forensic musicology, music and data science, the global music industry, and more. Minors may also elect courses that emphasize social justice and activism, a special focus of the program.

Open to all UCLA undergraduates, the minor fosters communication and interaction between UCLA, the music industry, and the musical life of Los Angeles.

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