Creative Music Performance Minor

Creative Music Performance

Undergraduate Minor

Course Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

21 Credits

About the Program

   If performance is your passion, the Minor in Music - Creative Music Performance is for you!

Focus of Study

   The foundation of this minor degree is ensembles and private lessons, along with Music Theory and a generous dose of electives.

Program Requirements

Minimum Minor Requirements

  • 21 credit hours within Music
  • 9 upper-division credit hours (3000-4999 level)
  • 2.0 Minor GPA (grade of C or better in any course counted toward the minor)
  • Residency: Last 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed while registered at UCCS

NOTE: Speak with an academic advisor to declare a minor.

Program Coursework

    The Minor in Creative Music Performance requires the following coursework:

Core courses

  • MUS 1010 - Music Theory 1: Systems of Pitch and Representation
  • MUS 1030 - Aural Skills I (1 credit hour)

Private lessons: Complete 4 credit hours of private instruction

  • MUS 1600 – Applied Music -Private Instruction (Freshman level)
  • MUS 2600 – Private Instruction: Advanced (Sophomore level)

Note: Applied Lessons must be taken at UCCS. Refer to the Private Lessons webpage for instructions on how to register for MUS 1600 & 2600.

Ensemble courses 

  • Complete 4 credit hours of Ensemble courses from the following list: MUS 1200, 2250, 2300, 2310, 2400, 4300

Note: Ensemble courses must be taken at UCCS.

Upper-division Music Electives

  • Complete 9 credit hours of Music upper division electives from the following list: MUS 3150, 3850, 4250, 4750

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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