The MADE major allows the freedom and flexibility for students to focus on their preferred areas of emphasis, with outcomes that lead toward a viable career of their own choosing. 

Educational Objectives

Upon graduation, students will have:

  • a highly competitive skill set in musicianship, artistry, and entrepreneurship, including performing, writing, arranging/orchestration, recording, musical direction, marketing and promotion, copyright management and administration, as well as the ability to write basic agreements and licenses;
  • a diverse and applied understanding of the music industry;
  • the ability to create and execute a sound business plan, as well as a portfolio/EPK that best showcases their brand identity.
  • a minor in Music Business and Entertainment Industry.

Degree Requirements with a Music Business and Entertainment Industry Minor

General Education Courses MADE
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics3
ST_XXXXSTEM Cognate (some approved minors satisfy STEM)9
PS_XXXXPeople & Society Cognate (Satisfied by MBEI minor. Students will be automatically declared as having satisfied this requirement upon successful completion.)0
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (3 courses) AWC. See details below.0
Total General Education credits = 18
Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses 1
MMI 15Made Forum0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class Level 1 (semesters 1-4, 2 credit hours)8
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class Level 3 (semesters 5-6, 2 credit hours)4
MMI 140
MMI 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MMI 141
MMI 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MMI 240
MMI 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III: American Song Traditions
4
MMI 241
MMI 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV: American Song Traditions
4
MKP 140Keyboard Studies I1
MKP 141Keyboard Studies II1
MCY 140Experiencing Music3
MCY 141Musical Traditions (AWC)3
MMI 173Introduction to the Music Business3
or MMI 310 Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians
MMI 250Essential Technologies For Musicians3
Ensembles (semesters 1-6, 1 credit hour)6
Total credits for EMC Core courses = 48
Courses in the MADE Major
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class Level 3 (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours)4
Ensembles or Skills Ensembles (4 semesters, 1 credit hour)4
MMI 274Introduction to Music Copyright Law3
Select three Music Business Courses from the following:9
Music Business Agreements
Entrepreneurship for Musicians
Recorded Music Operations
MMI Elective
MMI 315Contemporary Songwriting I3
MMI 543Music Marketing3
MMI 445Senior Project/Portfolio (AWC)1
MTC 404Live Performance Musical Direction3
ENG XXXENG 200+ or COS 333 (recommended courses ENG 230 or ENG 331)3
MXX XXX Approved Arranging/Orchestration Elective3
MXX XXX Approved Music Electives (200 level or higher)9
Approved Electives9
Total credits for courses in the major = 54
Total Credit Hours120
1

 EMC core courses require a grade of “C” or higher.  Lessons require a grade of "B-" or higher

Advanced Writing and Communication Skills

Courses

All students are required to successfully complete 3 Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (AWC) courses. Student degree requirements will include courses that meet the desired communication outcomes in evaluated and revised writing, speaking, stage presence, and audience engagement.

All music students will successfully complete:

  • MCY 141 Musical Trends and Traditions, which will include substantial evaluated and revised writing components.
  • MMI 445 Senior Project/Portfolio, this course is the capstone for both the CAM and MADE programs.  Students will develop and compile a portfolio of creative works that showcase their individual artistry, including but not limited to recordings, videos, songs, scores, and/or other applicable media elements.  Students will also be required to organize a public performance/showcase their works. Requisite: MADE Major or CAM Minor  
  • ENG 230 Advanced Business Communications, COS 333 Business Communication, or ENG 331 Legal Writing which will include discipline specific communication skills.

Assessment

There will be at least 2 specific assessments in each Advanced Communications Skills course for communications or writing equivalent to 4000 words, evaluated and revised.

Plan of Study with Music Business and Entertainment Industry Minor

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 140
MMI 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 141
MMI 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MCY 141 Musical Traditions (AWC) 3
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II 1
MMI 250 Essential Technologies For Musicians 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Year Two
Fall
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 240
MMI 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III: American Song Traditions
4
Approved Music Elective (200 level or higher) 3
MMI 173 or 310 Introduction to the Music Business (required minor)
or Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians
3
STEM Cognate 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 241
MMI 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV: American Song Traditions
4
Approved Music Elective (200 level or higher) 3
MMI 274 Introduction to Music Copyright Law (required minor) 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
Year Three
Fall
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
Approved Arranging/Orchestration Elective 3
Approved Music Elective (200 level or higher) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Music Business Agreements (required minor)  
Entrepreneurship for Musicians  
Recorded Music Operations  
MMI Elective
 
STEM Cognate 3
Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 315 Contemporary Songwriting I 3
Approved Elective 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Music Business Agreements (required minor)  
Entrepreneurship for Musicians  
Recorded Music Operations  
MMI Elective
 
Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
Year Four
Fall
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
ENG XXX ENG 200+ or COS 333 (recommended courses ENG 230 or ENG 331)3
Choose one of the following: 3
Music Business Agreements (required minor)  
Entrepreneurship for Musicians  
Recorded Music Operations  
MMI Elective
 
Ensemble 1
Approved Elective 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MTC 404 Live Performance Musical Direction 3
MMI 445 Senior Project/Portfolio/Business Plan (AWC) 1
MMI 543 Music Marketing 3
Approved Elective 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120

Musicianship, Artistry Development & Entrepreneurship with Music Business & Entertainment Industry and Creative American Music (CAM) Minors

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 140
MMI 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours14
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 141
MMI 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MCY 141 Musical Traditions (AWC) 3
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Year Two
Fall
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 240
MMI 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III: American Song Traditions
4
MMI 250 Essential Technologies For Musicians 3
MCY 221 Anglo-American Song Traditions 3
MMI 310 or 173 Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians (required minor)
or Introduction to the Music Business
3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX1 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 241
MMI 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV: American Song Traditions
4
MMI 274 Introduction to Music Copyright Law (required minor) 3
MCY 222 African-American Song Traditions 3
STEM Cognate  
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
Year Three
Fall
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 307 Skills Lab V: American Pop 2 1
MTC/MSJ/MMI Approved Orchestration Elective 3
MMI 320 Contemporary Lyric Writing 1 3
MCY 311 Modern American Pop Music 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Music Business Agreements (required minor)  
Entrepreneurship for Musicians  
Recorded Music Operations  
MMI Elective
 
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 308 Skills Lab VI: American Pop 2 1
Approved Elective 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Music Business Agreements (required minor)  
Entrepreneurship for Musicians  
Recorded Music Operations  
MMI Elective
 
STEM Cognate 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
Year Four
Fall
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MMI 543 Music Marketing 3
ENG XXX ENG 200+ or COS 333 (recommended courses ENG 230 or ENG 331)3
STEM Cognate 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Music Business Agreements (required minor)  
Entrepreneurship for Musicians  
Recorded Music Operations  
MMI Elective
 
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MMI 15 Made Forum 0
MMI XX3 Principal Instrument/Voice Lesson & Studio Class 2
MTC 404 Live Performance Musical Direction 3
MMI 445 Senior Project/Portfolio/Business Plan (AWC) 1
Approved Elective 3
Approved Elective 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours117
1

 MMI 320 substitutes for MMI 315.

2

 MMI 307/MMI 308 will count towards ensemble requirements.