MTM 3010 Introduction to the Music Industry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher
Description

Overview of music industry with emphasis on terminology, bibliographic materials, writing, and key concepts. Investigation of multiple career opportunities. Beginning instruction in music industry promotional methods.

MTM 3020 Promotion of Recorded Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MTM 3010 with grade of C or higher
Description

Examines the environment in which record company promotion representatives operate and the techniques used to gain media exposure for their company’s product. Emphasis on understanding the various radio formats and their agendas and preparing presentations that will have an impact on programming decisions.

MTM 3030 Marketing and Branch Sales in the Music Industry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MTM 3010 with grade of C or higher
Description

Introduction to the principles and methods of wholesaling, retailing, distribution, and promotion in the recording, print, and music-products industries. Day-to-day management of branch operations and the coordination of departments.

MTM 3040 Practicum
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MTM 3010 with grade of C or higher, or consent of MTM faculty
Description

Part-time supervised field experience in an approved music technology or management setting. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MTM 3050 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MTM 3010 with grade of C or higher
Description

Copyrights, contracts, and legal considerations in recording, producing, artist representation, retail, and other areas of the music industry. Examination of well-known legal cases pertaining to the music industry.

MTM 3080 Internship
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites Consent of MTM faculty
Description

Full-time internship in a music technology or management setting. May be repeated for credit. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MTM 3110 Introduction to Audio Recording
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites PHYS 1111K, PHYS 1112K, PHYS 2030K, and MUS 2440 with grades of C or higher and consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to modern recording techniques and applications of recorded sound. Historic overview of recording focusing on development of consoles, tape machines, and related equipment. Psychophysics of sound and musical psychoacoustics as they relate to audio recording, including critical listening skills. Introduction to the laboratory recording equipment and techniques. Required laboratory work. Two lecture and two laboratory hours.

MTM 3120 Digital Audio Technology and Recording Techniques
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites MTM 3110, PHYS 1111K, PHYS 1112K, PHYS 2030K, and MUS 2440 with grades of C or higher and consent of instructor
Description

Studio-based introduction to the vocabulary, techniques, and procedures used in professional recording environments. Audio theory, introduction to digital audio science, psychoacoustics, console operation, advanced microphone techniques, monitor systems, noise reduction, and analysis of association equipment and technical usage. Required laboratory work. Two lecture and two laboratory hours.

MTM 3130 Advanced Topics in Recording and Audio Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites MTM 3120, PHYS 1111K, PHYS 1112K, PHYS 2030K, and MUS 2330 with grades of C or higher and consent of instructor
Description

Studio-based application of recording techniques including musical judgments in audio mixing, recording production, and post-production. Editing, mastering, and master recording preparation. Laboratory training in techniques for high-quality audio recording commensurate with commercial and artistic standards. Creation of a professional audio product through the development of independent recording sessions including selection of material and final editing and mastering. Required laboratory work. Two lecture and two laboratory hours.

MTM 3230 Audio Post-Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites MTM 3110 with grade of C or higher and consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to the digital audio workstation as the central tool for audio post-production. Emphasis on random access editing for master preparation, applications to the broadcast fields, and related topics. Introduction to audio forensics and digital sign processing for sound reconstruction and enhancement. Introduction to compact-disc mastering. Digital filter theory, time-frequency manipulations, and software for audio post-production are also covered. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

MTM 3300 Copyright and Music Publishing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MTM 3010 with grade of C or higher
Description

An examination of the processes of songwriting and music publishing. Co-publishing and administration, performance and mechanical royalties, copyright law, income sources, contractual agreements, licensing, and foreign rights will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on how music publishing works in the print, broadcast media, film, video, recording and advertising industries.

MTM 3440 Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MTM 3010 with grade of C or higher
Description

Decision-making for starting a business; emphasis on business organization. Accounting methods, royalty statements, balance and income sheets, cash flow, operational and regulatory taxes, break-even analysis financing, project/financial/acquisition forecasting, touring and artist entity operations; creation of a business plan; topics include record labels, video, publishing, promotion, retail store, and recording studio business.

MTM 3450 Artist Representation
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MTM 3010 with grade of C or higher
Description

Responsibilities of the personal and business manager, booking agent, and other representatives as they relate to the development of artists’ careers; topics include contract negotiation, promotional packages, and securing employment.

MTM 4900 Music Technology Final Project
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MTM 3120 with grade of C or higher, and consent of instructor
Description

Culminating project in music technology developed with faculty guidance.

MTM 4910 Music Management Senior Project
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of MTM faculty
Description

Culminating project for students in the music management concentration.