The Music Industry minor consists of 28 total units. A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Course Requirements


  • Participation in a performance ensemble (see Application page)

Core Requirements (8 units)

  • Music Industry 101: Seminar: Music Industry, Technology, and Science (4 units)
  • Music Industry 195: Community or Corporate Internships in Music Industry and Technology (4 units)

Electives (20 units)

  • Five courses (4 units each), chosen from:
    • Ethnomusicology M12B, M25, 30, M35, C100, 105, 117, C169, 172A;
    • Music C176, C184;
    • Musicology 128, M137, 140, 164, 165, 177, 185; or
    • Music Industry 29, 55, 95, 102 through 181, M182, 188, 195, 197.

A maximum of two lower-division courses may be counted toward the minor. Other UCLA upper division courses may be applied to the minor by petition.


Questions about course content are best directed to the instructor of the course.

Enrollment in Music Industry minor courses is typically restricted to our declared majors and minors on the priority and first enrollment passes and opens to all students at the start of second enrollment pass, space permitting. Removing enrollment restrictions is a manual process which happens when our staff arrives for work on the day.

Restrictions for Music Industry 101 do not lift.

Please see “Internships” tab for info on MI 195 enrollment.

Application Process


Applications will open on the first day of instruction in Fall and Spring quarters and will close at 5pm on Friday of Week 4. Applications and all required materials will be accessed and submitted via Online Form, linked below. Applications submitted after 5pm PT on Friday of Week 4 will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must have completed or be currently enrolled in prerequisite  music ensemble course in the Herb Alpert School of Music.
    1. Prior to the time of application, students who are not currently pursuing a major in the Herb Alpert School of Music must complete or currently be enrolled in one lower division music performance or music ensemble course (Ethnomusicology* 68A-68Z, 91A–91Z, 161A-161Z, 168A-168Z, Music C90A–90N, C90Q–M90T, or equivalent***). The performance requirement may also be fulfilled through successful completion of Music Industry 111.
  2. Applicant must have completed 3 quarters of residency if admitted to UCLA as a freshman, or 1 quarter if admitted to UCLA as a transfer. 
  3. Applicant must be in good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA.


  • All degree requirements, including the specific requirements for the minor, must be fulfilled within your School’s or the College’s unit maximum to degree as noted on your Degree Audit Report (DAR). Students who exceed their unit maximum to degree may make themselves ineligible for a degree and/or may be removed from the minor.
  • Admission to the Music Industry Minor is not guaranteed, and the department may limit the size of the program.


Applications will consist of:

  • Degree Planner
    • Completed from quarter of application until intended quarter of graduation showing completion of remaining major, minor, and university requirements.
  • Undergraduate Change of Program Petition
  • UCLA Unofficial Transcript
    • Please highlight or circle courses that will count toward the Music Industry Minor and your overall GPA.
    • You can access your unofficial transcript on MyUCLA by selecting “Classes,” and, “Transcript – Student Copy.”

All required materials can be accessed by clicking the blue words above, and will be submitted via Online Form.

Although no longer required, it is highly recommended that applicants review informational materials here.


  1. Admissions decisions will be released 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the application period. 
  2. Applicants in the College of Letters and Science with 150 units to degree: approval of your application by the Music Industry department must be followed by subsequent approval of your Academic Advising unit- if such action is required, it will be noted on your notification of admission.
  3. Applicants not in the College of Letters and Science (SOAA, TFT, HASOM, etc.): approval of your application by the Music Industry department must be followed by subsequent approval of your School- if such action is required, it will be noted on your notification of admission.
  • If accepted, applicants will be coded as of the next academic term. Applicants will not be coded in time for your passes for the quarter immediately following application. This is due to the time it takes to process application.

The application can be accessed below. The form will open at 9am on the first day of instruction of Fall and Spring quarters and will close on Friday of Week 4 at 5pm Pacific Time. 


Music Industry Minor Application

Students can receive credit for internships by taking either Music Industry 95: Introduction to Community or Corporate Internships in Music Industry or Music Industry 195: Community or Corporate Internships in Music Industry and Technology. The internship must be in an area related to the music industry, such as: music publishing, artist management, music marketing, etc. Undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to participate in the Music Industry Internship Program, though students actively coded into the minor may take priority if space is limited.


  • Music Industry 95
    • Students must have lower division (first year or sophomore year) standing.
  • Music Industry 195
    • Students must have upper division (junior or senior) standing.

Course Requirements

  • Students earn 4 units for Music Industry 95 or 195.
  • Students will complete weekly reports for their faculty supervisor.
  • Students will complete a final report of 8–12 double-spaced pages by the last teaching day of the quarter.
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours for the duration of the internship (an average of 12 hours per week). Students are expected to attend the internship for the duration of the quarter (e.g. they may not receive credit if the internship only overlaps with a few weeks of the quarter). A completed time sheet, approved by the student’s site supervisor, is required at the end of the quarter.
  • Please note that internships must cover 80% of the term in which the student plans to enroll. This means they can start 2 weeks before term and end 2 weeks early, or begin in Week 2 and end 2 weeks after term. Anything else cannot be considered as students will not provide the amount of work during term that constitutes earning 4 credits during the term.


Music Industry 95 and 195 do not automatically appear on the Schedule of Classes; you enroll by creating a contract through MyUCLA.

After your internship has been secured, you may request enrollment by emailing with details about your internship (hours/week, start and end date, duties, company).

To Enroll:

  1. Click on the “Classes” tab in the top bar.
  2. In the drop-down menu, choose “Contract Courses.”
  3. Fill in the required information. Be sure to choose the correct course (95 for lower division students, 195 for upper division students). Please note that you must choose a designated faculty mentor to be your faculty supervisor for 195.
  4. At the end of the process, you will generate a .pdf document. Please print this out and have your faculty supervisor sign the contract.
  5. You will also have to complete and acquire signatures for the Liability Waiver and Student Learning Agreement.
  6. Drop off the completed Liability Waiver, Student Learning Agreement, and the 95 or 195 Contract (signed by the faculty supervisor) emailed to These three items are due by 5pm PST on Wednesday of Week 2. Forms turned in after this time will not result in enrollment.
  7. Once the Music Industry Chair has approved the paperwork, your enrollment will be processed and 95 or 195 will show up on your study list. After you are formally enrolled you may request a proof of credit letter for your employer, if needed.


For questions related to the application process, fulfilling prerequisites, and degree progress, please contact: