Music Minor Programs

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Minor in Audio Production 

When is a classroom not a classroom? When it’s a world-class sound studio. With our comprehensive audio production minor, students learn music production by actually producing music.

The program offers access to the latest digital technology and some of the finest recording spaces in the Pacific Northwest. Students log time in the studio, run cable at concert halls, and operate state-of-the-art mixing consoles in the field. They learn about the science of sound. They even get the opportunity to work with meticulously maintained vintage analog recording equipment. If you love making music and want to gain the technical skills to take your recordings to the next level, this minor is for you.

Students learn to explore the artistic and technical sides of music production within the Recording Studio facilities at the University of Oregon. Directed by Lance Miller along with assistant Jasper Walton, the UO SOMD Recording Facilities provide superb quality for recording of recitals, faculty artists, student recordings, and special projects. Learn more about Audio Production coursework by reviewing our “Challenge Song” Audio Recording Techniques III course, MUS 482

Even if students do not minor in the Audio Production degree, the UO SOMD Recording Facilities are available for one low hourly rate. Email somdav@uoregon.edu to book your session.

The minor in audio production requires a minimum of 24 credits, 12 of which must be upper-division. A minimum of 14 credits must be taken in residence. Courses applied to the minor must be graded C– or better or P (pass). Learn more about the required course in the UO Catalog. 

13
REQUIRED COURSE CREDITS
11
ELECTIVE COURSE CREDITS
14
MIN CREDITS IN RESIDENCE

Undergraduates pursuing a Minor in Audio Production will take courses which focus in the following areas:  

Elements of Electronic Music
Digital Audio and Sound Design
Hip-Hop: History, Culture, Aes 
Data Sonification 
Audio Recording Techniques
Audio Effects Theory and Design
Analog Recording Techniques
 Physics of Sound & Music
 

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Minor in Music

26
degree credits total
12
max credits of Performance Courses 
15
min credits in residence

Undergraduates pursuing a Minor in Music will take courses which focus in the following areas:  

Understanding Music 
Music, Politics & Race
Music, Money, and the Law 
Music, Gender, Sexuality
Hip-Hop Music: History, Culture, Aesthetics
Film Music
History of the Blues
Survey of African Music
 
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Minor in Music Technology 

14
required course credits
10
elective course credits
14
min credits in residence

Undergraduates pursuing a Minor in Music Technology will take courses which focus in the following areas:  

Elements of Electronic Music
Digital Audio and Sound Design
Hip-Hop: History, Culture, Aes 
Data Sonification 
Audio Recording Techniques
Audio Effects Theory and Design
History of Electroacoustic Music
Digital Audio Workstation
 

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