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Music is not just an art form, it’s a business. USC’s Music major is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to integrate into the music industry as a professional in a variety of roles.

In this major, you will create new musical works with a variety of songwriting, performance, and production outcomes to learn how to collaborate and communicate with creative practitioners. Learn about all aspects of the modern music economy, including music management, intellectual property management, public relations, and more.

You’ll be taught by world-class music industry practitioners including ARIA award-winning artists, Gold Record holders, and emerging leaders in research.

You will have opportunities for community and industry-facing outcomes and build a profile in the industry. Develop your music production and sound design skills by managing recording sessions in USC’s custom-built recording and editing studios.

Major (8)

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

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
MUS100 Intro to Songwriting and Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12 
MUS101 Intro to Songwriting and Performance
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
12 
MUS200 Performance 2
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12Pre: MUS101
MUS201 Music and Pop Culture
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
12Pre: MUS100 or MUS101
MUS202 Music and Sound for Screen
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12Pre: MUS100 or MUS101 or CMN105
MUS203 Songwriting 2
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
12Pre: MUS100 or MUS101
MUS301 Performance 3
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12Pre: MUS200
MUS300 Music Video on Location
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12Pre: (MUS201 and MUS203) or (CMN202 and CMN203)

Minor (4)

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

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
MUS101 Intro to Songwriting and Performance
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
12 
MUS200 Performance 2
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12Pre: MUS101
MUS201 Music and Pop Culture
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
12Pre: MUS100 or MUS101
MUS202 Music and Sound for Screen
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12Pre: MUS100 or MUS101 or CMN105