MUSIC MEDIA AND INDUSTRY - Dept. Code:  MMI

The Department of Music Media and Industry includes two programs, Music Engineering Technology and Music Business and Entertainment Industries.

MUSIC BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
INTRODUCTION

The Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries is a professional degree program designed to prepare qualified musicians for careers in the business management, financial, legal, and artistic areas of the music industry. Music, business, and music business courses are combined in an interdisciplinary curriculum which includes a minor in Marketing, Legal Studies, Business Administration, Management, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Public Relations, or other approved business-related area. The MBEI program also features a capstone music or entertainment industry internship.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

• Students will have a conceptual understanding of the structures and inter-relationships of the music and entertainment industries.
• Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the vocabulary and terminology associated with the music and entertainment industries.
• Students will be able to comprehend and apply basic music publishing procedures including copyright administration, mechanical licensing and royalties distribution.
• Students will know how to promote and sell a music industry product.
• Students will have an understanding of the performing artist as a major economic factor in the marketplace.
• Students will develop a set of skills applicable to the music industry including: financial and project management, create and enact marketing and promotional plans, the ability to write basic agreements and licenses, and copyright management and administration. 

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music
MAJORS

Music Business & Entertainment Industries (MBEI)
Music Business & Entertainment Industries with Entrepreneurship and Management Emphasis and a minor in Creative American Music (MBEC)

MINORS
MINOR IN MUSIC BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES (MBEI) (No audition required) 

A minor in Music Business and Entertainment Industries consists of 12 credits:
• Entertainment Industry Survey (MMI 178) 3 Credits
• 9 Additional Credits in Music Business

MINOR IN CREATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC (CAM)
(See below under The Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program)

BACHELOR OF MUSIC: MUSIC BUSINESS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
With Business-Related Minor

Business School Minors:  Marketing, Business Law, Finance, Management, Computer Information System, Entrepreneurship
Communications School Minors:  Public relations, Advertising, or Electronic Media
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MBEI

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MTC/MSJ 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics**   3
15
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MTC/MSJ 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Ensemble 1
MMI 178 Entertainment Industry Survey 3
ENG 106 English Composition II   3
15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level C) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Skills III* 1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC/MSJ 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Ensemble 1
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3
BSL 212 Business Law 3
ECO 211 Economics   3
17
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Skills IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC/MSJ 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Ensemble 1
MMI 274 Introduction to Music Copyright 3
PSY 204 Biobehavioral Statistics (or CBR 102, COM 101, COM 110)         4
15
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level E) 2
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Ensemble 1
Approved MCY Elective 3
MTC 300+ level Elective 3
MMI 273 Artist Development & Live Performance 3
MMI 378 Entertainment Industry Contracts 3
MKT 301 Market Foundations   3
18
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level F) 2
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MMI 377 Royalties in the Music Publishing Industry 1
MMI 537 Recorded Music Operations 3
MMI 573 International Music Publishing 2
CIS Elective 3
ENG 230, COS 333 or ENG 331   3
15
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MMI Elective 3
Approved MCY Elective 3
Natural World Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course   3
16
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MMI 455 Internship in Entertainment Industry or 2
MMI Approved Elective Elective 3
MGT 353 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course or Approved Elective   3
12-13

NOTES:  Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70 to remain in the MBEI Program.

          * Must pass with grade of C or above.
          ** MTH 101 required if Math placement is MTH 101 or lower.

THE BRUCE HORNSBY CREATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC PROGRAM

The Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program is designed to develop the creative skills of talented performing songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions that form the foundation of modern American songwriting. This rigorous approach will require students to become intimate, both in understanding and practice, with the vast and varied legacy that is American music. The CAM Program is open to all Frost School of Music students by audition. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a Minor in Creative American Music.

Courses Leading to a Minor in Creative American Music

Courses CR
MCY 211 African American Song Traditions 3
MMI 207 African American Song Workshop 1
MCY 212 Anglo American Song Traditions 3
MMI 208 Anglo American Song Workshop 1
MCY 311 Modern American Pop Music I 3
MMI 307 Modern American Pop Workshop I 1
MCY 312 Modern American Pop Music II 3
MMI 308 Modern American Pop Workshop II         1
MMI 320 Contemporary Lyric Writing (W) 3
MMI 445 Senior Project/Portfolio 1
Total Credits: 20

 

THE CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE PRINCIPAL

Recognizing that many talented songwriters may not always have a background in traditional performance areas, the Contemporary Performance Principal accommodates Creative American Music students who are not classical or jazz musicians. Contemporary instruments include Guitar, Voice, Bass, Keyboard, Media (Alternate Controllers), and Percussion (Drums). The Contemporary Performance Principal is restricted to songwriters who are also applying to the Creative American Music Program and to the following majors: Music Business and Entertainment Industries, Music Engineering Technology, Media Writing and Production, Music Education, and Music Therapy. Pre-screening and audition required.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC: MUSIC BUSINESS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
With Double Minor in Creative American Music & Business Administration for Contemporary Performance Principals1
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MBEC

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MMI 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics**   3
14
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MMI 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Ensemble 1
MMI 178 Entertainment Industry Survey 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles & Problems   3
18
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level C) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III* 1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
Ensemble 1
MCY 211 African American Song Traditions 3
MMI 207 African American Song Workshop 1
MMI 273 Artist Development & Live Performance 3
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting   3
17
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
Ensemble 1
MCY 212 Anglo American Song Traditions 3
MMI 208 Anglo American Song Workshop 1
MMI 274 Introduction to Music Copyright 3
BSL 212 Business Law                               3
17
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level E) 2
Ensemble 1
MCY 311 Modern American Pop Music I 3
MMI 307 Modern American Pop Workshop I 1
MMI 320 Contemporary Lyric Writing 3
MMI 378 Entertainment Industry Contract Basics 3
MKT 301 Marketing Foundations   3
16
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level F) 2
Ensemble 1
MCY 312 Modern American Pop Music II 3
MMI 308 Modern American Pop Workshop II 1
MMI 377 Royalties in the Music Publishing Industry 1
MMI 537 Recorded Music Operations 3
MMI 573 International Music Publishing 2
ENG 230, COS 333 or ENG 331   3
16
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Ensemble 1
Approved Elective 3
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
PSY 204 Introductory Biobehavioral Statistics or (CBR 102, COM 101, COM 110)         3
Natural World Elective   3
16
Spring Semester
MMI 014 Music Industry Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MMI 445 Senior Project/Portfolio 1
MMI 455 Internship in Entertainment Industry or 2
MMI Approved Elective 3                                    
MGT 353 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
FIN 300 Finance for Non-Business Majors 3
Approved Elective   3
13-14

1 Contemporary Performance is available in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Media, and Voice by audition only upon acceptance into the Creative American Music Program. 

NOTES:  Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70 to remain in the MBEI Program.
          * Must pass with grade of C or above.
          ** MTH 101 required if Math placement is MTH 101 or lower.

MUSIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION

The mission of the Music Engineering Technology program is to (1) provide the highest quality education in the field of music engineering; (2) promote advancements in the fidelity and creativity of music recording, production and reproduction; and (3) promote advancements in the invention, design and implementation of audio hardware and software. The goals of the Music Engineering Technology program are to (1) further enhance the program’s national and international stature; (2) obtain teaching infrastructure and resources needed to provide contemporary education in the field of music engineering technology; (3) ensure that curricular offerings are current and able to educate students in new and future theory and practice; and (4) to help graduates find professional career positions.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

• Understanding the theoretical basis of sound recording, processing and reproduction.
• Understanding the practice techniques used in sound recording, processing and reproduction.
• Designing and implementing original audio hardware and/or software.
• Understanding the principles of computer science (Bachelor of Music) or electrical engineering (Bachelor of Science).

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Science in Music Engineering Technology (MUE)

MAJORS

Music Engineering (MUE)

The Music Engineering Technology curriculum is designed for musicians interested in pursuing a career in music recording, audio hardware and software design, and related professions in the audio, audio-video, multimedia, and internet industries. The program is interdisciplinary in nature; it includes courses in music, music engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics. This program includes a minor in Electrical Engineering or a double major in Computer Science. Freshman students are expected to enroll in calculus, which carries a prerequisite of Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry. Prospective students are expected to have a strong background in music performance and in mathematics.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: MUSIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
With Minor in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MUE

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MXX 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble 1
MMI 201 Introduction to Music Recording 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 161 Calculus I   4
19
Spring Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MXX 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Ensemble 1
MMI 151 Desktop Audio Production 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
EEN 118 Introduction to Programming 3
MTH 162 Calculus II   4
18
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level C) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III* 1
MXX 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Ensemble 1
MMI 160 Ensemble Recording Workshop I 1
MMI 401 Audio Electronics 3
EEN 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
PHY 205 University Physics I   3
17
Spring Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MXX 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Ensemble 1
MMI 161 Ensemble Recording Workshop II 1
MMI 436 Audio Postproduction 3
EEN 204 Electronics Circuits Laboratory 1
EEN 218 Intermediate Computer Programming 3
EEN 305 Electronics I   3
18
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level E) 2
Ensemble 1
MMI 502 Digital Audio I 3
@MMI Advanced Approved Mus. Engr. Tech. Elective 3
EEN 304 Logic Design 3
#EEN 306 Electronics II or #EEN 318 Advanced Computer Programming or      
#EEN 424 Unix Systems & Servers   3
15
Spring Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level F) 2
Ensemble 1
MMI 172 Audio Design Workshop III 1
MMI 361 Acoustics 3
MMI 503 Digital Audio II 3
MCY Approved Elective 3
EEN 312 Microprocessor   4
17
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MMI 501 Transducer Theory 3
MMI 310 Music Business Essentials 3
@MMI Advanced Approved Mus. Engr. Tech. Elective 3
MCY Approved Elective 3
EEN 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
People & Society Elective   3
17
Spring Semester
MMI 013 Music Engineering Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
@MMI Advanced Approved Mus. Engr. Tech. Elective 3
@MMI Advanced Approved Mus. Engr. Tech. Elective 3
EEN 316 Structured Digital Design 1
People & Society Elective   3
14

NOTES: A minimum 2.7 GPA is required to remain in the Music Engineering Technology program.
A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in all EEN courses taken.
            * Must pass with grade of C or above.
            # For electrical engineering minor, take EEN 306.
            # For computer engineering minor, take EEN 318 or EEN 424
            # For dual minor, take EEN 306 and either EEN 318 or EEN 424.
            @ Adv. Approved Mus. Eng. Tech. Elective - 12 credits to be selected)
              Approved courses at 400+ level which contain substantial technical/creative content.  Some examples:
      MMI 460 (Recital Recording & Sound Reinforcement) (max of 3 cr)
      MMI 465 (Internship in Music Engineering) (3 cr)
      MMI 504 (Audio Analysis & Synthesis)
      MMI 505 (Advanced Audio Signal Processing)
      MTC 416 (Orchestration)
      CMP 594 (Motion Picture - Sound Design/Sound Theory)
    Students may use one of the above electives to satisfy a minor in either Electrical or Computer Engineering.