This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Any VCU student may declare a minor in music with approval from the Department of Music. The music minor comprises 18 credits of which a minimum of nine credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. The minor in music must include a minimum of two semesters of study of APPL 200 and two semesters of APPM 300-level ensemble courses. A music adviser counsels each student about the selection of appropriate courses based on the student’s competence and interest. Depending on audition results and course prerequisites, students may select from the following to meet their minor requirements:
|Applied lessons 1|
|Applied Lessons (1 credit/half-hour lessons - audition may be required)|
|Applied music 2|
|Symphonic Wind Ensemble|
|Choral Arts Society|
|Small Jazz Ensemble|
|String Chamber Music|
|Vocal Chamber Ensemble|
|Music courses 3|
Any APPL, APPM, MHIS, MUED or MUSC courses
|The Creative Economy|
|Piloting the Enterprise|
One credit per half-hour lesson – audition may be required.
One credit each – audition may be required.
Audition or prerequisite may be required; see individual course descriptions for details.
A 2.0 GPA is required among courses applied toward the minor. A minimum total of 18 credits is required.