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What would life be without music? USC’s Music major is for music lovers, performers and producers who want to understand the modern music industry and hone their performance skills. You’ll study songwriting and composing, music production and sound engineering, and explore a range of performance techniques and styles.

Learn how to manage the recording process and build an audience, both through live performances and online. Then, put what you’ve learned into practice through a major music industry project, where you’ll make, produce and release your own recording. Most Music courses do not have pre-requisites and can be studied as electives outside the major.

Major (8)

For a major in Music, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
MUS100 Introduction to Music Production
  • Semester 1
 
MUS101 Songwriting
  • Semester 2
  • Session 8
 
MUS200 Foundations of Performance
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
MUS201 Music in Popular Culture
  • Semester 1
  • Session 8
 
MUS202 Music Production for Multimedia
  • Semester 1
 
MUS203 Advanced Songwriting
  • Semester 2
 
MUS301 Performance Mastery
  • Semester 2
 
MUS300 Music Industry Major Project
  • Semester 1
 

Minor (4)

For a minor in Music, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

Select 1 course from:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
MUS100 Introduction to Music Production
  • Semester 1
 
MUS101 Songwriting
  • Semester 2
  • Session 8
 

PLUS select 3 courses from:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
MUS200 Foundations of Performance
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
MUS201 Music in Popular Culture
  • Semester 1
  • Session 8
 
MUS202 Music Production for Multimedia
  • Semester 1
 
MUS203 Advanced Songwriting
  • Semester 2
 
MUS300 Music Industry Major Project
  • Semester 1
 
MUS301 Performance Mastery
  • Semester 2
 

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