Completing a transcriptable certificate or minor can support and enhance your major, provide an opportunity to explore something entirely different and let you have a truly interdisciplinary college experience.
Transcript-recognized certificates and minors are not required for music majors, but may be combined with a music degree.
The University of Texas at Austin offers undergraduate students a wide variety of transcript-recognized certificate programs.
Although the Butler School of Music does not offer a transcriptable certificate, students with an interest in fine arts might consider the certificates in Digital Arts & Media, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies and Textile Conservation and Museum Studies. Please direct inquiries to the appropriate department.
Students following the 2016-2018 catalog or later:
The University of Texas at Austin offers undergraduate students a wide variety of transcript-recognized undergraduate academic minors.
The Butler School does not offer a minor in music. Students with an interest in fine arts might consider the Minor in Arts Management and Administration and the Art History Minor. Please direct inquiries to the appropriate department.
Students following the 2014-2016 catalog or earlier:
Transcriptable minors are not available to students following the 2014-2016 catalog or earlier catalogs. Non-music majors following the 2014-2016 catalog or earlier catalogs who are interested in taking music coursework to fulfill degree requirements should continue reading below and speak to an academic advisor in their major college or department. Music staff do not advise non-music majors on degree requirements.
Music Coursework, Lessons and Ensembles for Non-Music Majors
Many Butler School of Music ensembles are open to any currently enrolled university student who can pass the ensemble audition. Visit the ensemble webpage for audition dates and requirements.
Private lesson and group instruction courses for non-music majors are available in certain areas.
Visit the course schedule for a list of music coursework. Most classes will appear under the MUS field of study. Many academic music courses (theory, history, etc.) are restricted to allow only music majors to register, however, all MUS courses fulfilling the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) core curriculum requirement are open and unrestricted. Non-music majors are required to obtain instructor approval to register for restricted courses. The process for receiving instructor approval for a restricted course is described on the non-music major webpage.
The Butler School of Music does not advise non-music majors, so music courses taken for degree purposes must be approved by your advisor for your major.