FAMIS Minor Programs

At FAMIS, you don’t have to be a major to immerse yourself in the entertainment world. Our department offers three (3) different minor programs in music business and filmmaking for students across Loyola University to experience.

Music Business (MUIB) Minor

The Music Business (MUIB) minor is designed for students seeking an immersion into the business side of the music world. Featuring the entire music industry core classes required for the BS MIS major program, students will gain a focused education in the following concepts and areas:

- Basic record label operations
- Copyright and intellectual property
- Royalties and revenue streams
- Artist management
- Managing an artistic enterprise
- Artist promotion
- Live event promotion
- Forming a corporation
- Available careers in the music industry

By the Numbers

Total Courses
8
Credit Hours
21
MUIN Courses
8
Electives
1
2016-2017 MUIB MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Number Title Credits
MUIN-M110 Intro to Music Industry Studies 3
MUIN-M201 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues I 3
MUIN-M215 Arts & Entertainment Management 3
MUIN-M310 Arts & Entertainment Finance 3
MUIN-M315 Arts & Entertainment Marketing 3
MUIN-M400 Arts & Entertainment Entrepreneurship 3
Choose one of the following:
MUIN-M450, or Music Industry Senior Seminar, or 3
MUIN-M420 Music Industry Elective 3
MUIN-M100* Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum* 1
NOTES: 1) *Students must also enroll in and pass MUIN-M100 every semester in which they are enrolled in an MUIN minor course. 2) A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY.

2016-2017 MUIN MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Number Title Credits
BA-B100 Intro to Business 3
MUIN-M110 Intro to Music Industry Studies 3
MUIN-M201 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues I 3
MUIN-M215 Arts & Entertainment Management 3
MUGN-M105** Music Industry Musicianship** 2
MUGN-M115 Intro to Music Technology 3
MU Music Elective 1
Choose one of the following:
MUGN-M225, or Digital Audio Production, or 3
MUGN-M260 Internet Technologies I 3
MUIN-M100* Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum* 1
NOTES: 1) *Students must also enroll in and pass MUIN-M100 every semester in which they are enrolled in an MUIN minor course. 2) ** If a student successfully tests out of Music Industry Musicianship, these two (2) credit hours must be filled with a music (MU) elective. 3) A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Music Industry (MUIN) Minor

The Music Industry Studies (MUIN) minor is designed for students wishing to take a broader view of the music industry, and includes courses in music business, basic music theory, and music technology. From this minor, students will gain a broad education in the following concepts and areas:

- Basic business practices
- Basic record label operations
- Copyright and intellectual property
- Royalties and revenue streams
- Basic music theory and terminology
- Artist management
- Managing an artistic enterprise
- Using a digital audio workstation (DAW)
- Producing a mix of a track
- Mixing and mastering
- Creating a website

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY.

Film Studies (FMST) Minor

The Film Studies (FMST) minor is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of English and FAMIS. This minor is designed to be flexible, offering students the flexibility to choose from courses both examining and producing film. Depending on the courses chosen, students can elect to gain a broad education in the following concepts and areas:

- Understanding and interpreting film
- Screenwriting
- American cinema and filmmaking
- International cinema and filmmaking
- Adapting a book for the screen
- Working with cameras and lenses
- Audio editing and production
- Digital non-linear video editing
- Scoring/supervising music for film
- Workflow and production techniques

2016-2017 FMST MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Number Title Credits
Choose seven (7) from the following:
ENGL-A207 Reading Film 3
ENGL-A220 Media and Mediation 3
ENGL-A313 Screenwriting I 3
ENGL-A314 Screenwriting II 3
ENGL-A317 Writing the Short Script 3
ENGL-A372* Studies in American Cinema* 3
ENGL-A470 Film and the Art of Literary Adaptation 3
ENGL-A472* Studies in European Cinema* 3
ENGL-O228 The World of Tim Burton 3
FILM-M115 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 3
FILM-M220 Audio for Film and Television 3
FILM-M225 Script to Screen 3
FILM-M425 Digital Editing 3
MUGN-M360 Live Sound Production 3
MUGN-M435 Film Scoring 3
NOTES: 1) *These courses may be taken multiple times if/when the topic of study changes. 2) ENGL courses taken with this minor may not be used in conjunction with an English major. 3) A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

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