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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 19, 2014
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MUSI 1203 - Music Theory for Music Industry 1
Provides basic instruction in reading and writing music. Introduces melodic and harmonic practices, concentrating in popular music styles. Develops ear training and sight-singing skills. Prereq. MUSC 1119 or permission of instructor; Music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 1204 - Music Theory for Music Industry 2
Continues MUSI 1203. Examines the role and function of various musical elements through analysis of examples from popular music. Examines structure, lyrics, and instrumentation in popular music. Further develops ear training and sight-singing skills. Prereq. MUSI 1203; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 1230 - Music Industry 1
Examines business-related areas of the music industry. Topics include music publishing, copyright, the function of performing rights organizations (ASCAP and BMI), talent agents, artist management, concert promotion, and royalties and contracts. Prereq. Music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 1231 - Music Industry 2
Continues MUSI 1230. Topics include the music products industry, theatrical production, arts administration, the recording industry, music in broadcasting, music in advertising, and royalties and contracts. Prereq. MUSI 1230; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2232 - Music Recording 1
Introduces the history and practice of recording music. Covers recording apparatus; microphones; monophonic, stereophonic, and digital theory and techniques; field recording; studio terminology; basic sound theory; and development of rudimentary editing skills. Also examines the role of the producer vs. that of the technician, preparation for recording sessions, and basic legal regulations regarding copyrights and compensation. Prereq. Music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2233 - Music in the Online and Mobile Environment
Offers an overview of the music and radio industries as related to the world of Internet radio. Analog radio has historically been resilient in the face of previous technological advances (FM, TV, satellite radio, HD radio) but now faces pressures from online, mobile, and social media platforms. Introduces conceptual frameworks of innovation theory, scans the current music/radio ecosystem, studies real-world examples, and examines processes to facilitate the reimagining of industry practices. Offers students an opportunity to learn basic concepts and vocabulary for Internet-based music services, to learn and to apply theories of innovation to identify optimum opportunities, to draft a plan for an Internet radio/music service, and to create an audio demo of the idea. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2330 - Performing Arts Administration
Introduces music management including the structure of nonprofit organizations (such as arts service organizations, arts centers, symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, ensembles, opera companies, and university arts programs) and the structure of for-profit enterprises. Examines financial management, funding, and audience development. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2331 - Music Recording 2
Offers students the opportunity to learn additional skills in the recording process, such as material marketing and distribution, contracts and negotiations, and establishing distribution channels. Includes hands-on studio production of record-quality material. Prereq. MUSI 2232; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2332 - Music Publishing and Royalties
Focuses on music publishing, which plays a pivotal role in the music industry. Not only does this field generate billions of dollars worldwide in revenue, but it has become an essential part of the recording, live performance, and merchandising sectors of the music industry. Examines the concepts and current issues of music publishing as it pertains to recording, film, television, print, and other media. Topics include licensing, royalty collection, and the art of negotiating music copyrights. Prereq. MUSI 1231.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2341 - Music Supervision 1
Covers the field of music supervision, which has become an in-demand field due to the increased use of songs in TV shows, films, live events, advertisements, websites, and other forums. Discusses the whole process, from choosing the perfect song/lyric to strategies for securing licensing with artists and publishers. Offers students a hands-on opportunity to make music selections fit a variety of media and also to structure licensing/contract deals for composers, publishers, and record companies. Final project involves networking with Green Line Records and external rights holders to license and place music into a series of scenes and advertisements. Prereq. MUSI 1231.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2540 - Special Topics in Music Industry
Focuses on various topics related to the music industry. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3332 - Artist Management
Provides an in-depth investigation of the field of musical artist management. Explores the artist-manager relationship, the management contract, artist evaluation, image formulation, the artist’s development team, achieving a recording contract, merchandising, endorsements, sponsorships, touring, and financial management. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3333 - The Record Industry
Examines the domestic and international record industry. Topics include industry structure, business and legal affairs, the recording contract, royalties, manufacturing, distribution, promotion, publicity, advertising, licensing, and piracy. Offers students the opportunity to explore major record labels and independent labels. Addresses the past, present, and future. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3334 - Music Products Industry
Provides a thorough examination of business organization, marketing, distribution, and sales techniques in the diverse field of the music products industry. Investigates market sectors such as musical instruments; professional, semiprofessional, and home audio equipment; the recording industry; and print music. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3335 - Copyright Law for Musicians
Explores the unique character of music-related copyright issues. Investigates common law copyright; statutory copyright; ownership, duration, and transfer of copyright; fair use; works for hire; infringements and remedies; public domain works; and international copyright. Also examines related legal aspects of the music industry. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3338 - Music Industry Marketing and Promotion
Provides a thorough examination of the principles and applications of marketing and promotion within the music industry. Students explore how music companies successfully conduct product, pricing, distribution, and communication management. Approaches music marketing issues using readings, specific music marketing case studies, lectures, guest speakers, and projects. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3340 - Concert Promotion and Venue Management
Provides an in-depth exploration of the principles and practices of concert promotion and venue management. Focuses on areas such as concert promotion, venue advertising, talent buying, contractual requirements, insurance, government regulation, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)/BMI licenses, personnel management, and concert production and administration. Prereq. MUSI 1231; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3341 - Music Recording 3—Mixing and Mastering
Covers specific topics relating to the final stages in music recording—mixing and mastering. Discusses criteria for making decisions about levels, equalization, dynamics, time-based effects, and spatial positioning. In-depth listening and analysis are designed to augment hands-on practice using both students’ current recordings and professional recordings from the past forty years. Prereq. MUSI 2331; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3342 - Music Supervision 2
Builds on the basic skills covered in MUSI 2341. Digs deeper into supporting visual media through the use of songs, sound design, and underscore. Offers students hands-on opportunities to make music selections fit a variety of media by developing skills in music editing, critical listening, “pitching” to a producer, negotiating with rights owners, working with “temped” music, staying within budgets, and working with a production team as well as working individually. Includes exclusive interviews and guest lecturers in their respective fields. The final project entails collaboration between a variety of on-campus and off-campus resources, serving as both a preparation to the field of work and as a career networking opportunity. Prereq. MUSI 2341; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 4530 - Music Entrepreneurship
Designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to plan, finance, develop, and operate a new music venture. Topics include attributes of music entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial careers, evaluating opportunities, writing business plans, financing the venture, and long-term management and planning. Prereq. MUSI 1231, ACCT 1201, and ECON 1116; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 4601 - Seminar in Music Industry
Presents a capstone course for music industry students. Offers advanced students the opportunity to explore contemporary events and issues in the music industry. Allows students to reflect upon, distill, and apply knowledge accumulated in prior courses and previous experiential learning. This reflection and application occurs through substantial writing assignments and classroom discussion. Fulfills the college’s experiential education requirement for music industry majors. Prereq. MUSI 1231 and senior standing; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Experiential Learning, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 4992 - Directed Study
Focuses on independent work in a selected area of music under the direction of a member of the department. Enrollment is limited to qualified students by special arrangement with the supervising faculty member and with the approval of the department chair. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 4993 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 4994 - Internship
Offers students an opportunity for internship work. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSI 4996 - Experiential Education Directed Study
Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using the course to fulfill their experiential education requirement. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design


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