Music Industry

Bachelor of Science Degree: 189.0 - 191.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The degree in music industry offers the highly motivated and musically talented student a program of study that combines mastery of the art form with career preparation. Two concentrations are offered—Music Industry Business and Music Industry Technology—providing hands-on experience and a strong academic foundation in relevant areas of this rapidly changing industry.  The music industry curriculum is divided into four areas which are combined with co-operative experience: general education, music core, music industry core, and concentration requirements.

In an industry where the process of career building often begins with a few key contacts, the co-operative education program provides Drexel students the opportunity to meet industry professionals and network. The program prepares students for careers in the music industry in such diverse positions as recording engineer, music producer, sound designer, music lawyer, business manager or music publisher. The co-op experience during the sophomore and junior year summer terms involves full-time career-related employment, during which students gain valuable insight into how the entertainment industry works.

About the Concentrations

The major offers two concentrations: music industry business and music industry technology:

  • The music industry business concentration provides a rigorous academic foundation complemented by a real-world hands-on, highly-intensive business experience. This mission is realized through the students' participation in the MAD Dragon Music Group, a group of student-run enterprises including: MAD Dragon Records, DraKO Booking Agency, MAD Dragon Publishing, MADKo Concert Promotions and a BANTIC media.

  • The music industry technology concentration focuses on the techniques and technologies of music and audio production. As well as providing the technology-oriented student with the necessary skills to perform as an audio engineer or record producer, the concentration teaches students how to conduct the studio management  and production company business. The concentration encourages the technology student to interact with the students in the business concentration by recording, mixing and mastering the music for the MAD Dragon Music Group, and engaging in live performance production.

Students can apply for a a minor in business administration after completing their music industry core requirements.  This emphasis on business courses as part of the core requirements is one of the foundations of the program.

Special Admissions Considerations

Students wishing to be admitted to the music industry major must meet or exceed the general requirements for admission to the University and the College of Media Arts and Design.

The program no longer accepts hard-copy portfolios. However, when applying to the Music Industry program, applicants can provide links in their application materials to electronic examples of pertinent activities. as well as a resume of music industry related activities. If an applicant chooses, he or she can create a special webpage or site for the Music Industry Program Administration to review. The link should be mentioned in the application essay.

In their major-specific essays, applicants should address their reasons for selecting the music industry major at Drexel and share their passion for this unique area of study.

 For more information about this major, visit the College's Music Industry page.

Degree Requirements 

All students take the same general education, music industry core and business courses. In the first term of sophomore year, with the help of faculty mentors and academic advisors, students choose their Music Industry Concentration:

  • Music Industry Business
  • Music Industry Technology

Students are also able to take courses in any other concentration as long as they fulfill the pre-requisite requirement(s)and there is room in the class to accommodate the student.

Requirements
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Arts and Humanities electives9.0
Natural science elective4.0
Social science electives9.0
Music core requirements24.0
Music Industry core requirements67.0
Concentration requirements30.0-32.0
Free electives (OPM 300, PHIL 301, and/or PSY 150 are recommended)24.0
Total Credits189.0-191.0

 

Music Core Requirements
MUSC 121Music Theory I3.0
MUSC 122Music Theory II3.0
MUSC 125Ear Training I1.0
MUSC 190Class Piano I2.0
or MUSC 191 Class Guitar I
MUSC 229Modern Arranging Techniques3.0
MUSC 231 [WI] Music History I3.0
MUSC 232 [WI] Music History II3.0
MUSC 323Songwriting3.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
If students place out of any MUSC course they must take a MUSC elective in its place.
Total Credits24.0

 

Music Industry Core Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIP 131History of the Music Industry3.0
MIP 133Computer and Digital Applications I3.0
MIP 161Copyrights in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 179Music Recording I3.0
MIP 227Listening Techniques in Music1.0
MIP 233Computer and Digital Applications II3.0
MIP 239Survey of Modern Production Techniques2.0
MIP 262Trademarks and Patents in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 271The Recording Industry I3.0
MIP 272The Recording Industry II3.0
MIP 279Music Recording II3.0
MIP 361The Publishing Industry3.0
MIP 374Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry (Taken three terms)3.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Total Credits67.0

 

Music Industry: Business Concentration Requirements
MIP 331Music Venues and Concerts3.0
or MIP 341 Touring and Booking
MIP 375 [WI] Marketing and Promo in Music Industry3.0
MIP 467Artist Representation3.0
MIP 468Music Industry E-Commerce3.0
Students take *both* of the following courses for two terms, for 12.0 credits total:12.0
Bantic Media
MAD Dragon Records
Business Concentration Electives
Students select *one* of the following courses for two terms, for 6.0 credits total:6.0
MADKo Concert Promotions
DraKo Booking
MAD Dragon Publishing
Total Credits30.0

Music Industry: Technology Concentration Requirements
MIP 333Computer and Digital Applications III3.0
MIP 379Music Recording III3.0
MIP 381Audio for Video3.0
MIP 382Scoring to Picture3.0
MIP 383MAD Dragon Studios (Taken three consecutive terms.)3.0
MIP 388Production Company Management2.0
MIP 433Computer and Digital Applications IV3.0
MIP 477Music Production3.0
MUSC 252Music Composition3.0
Select *two* of the following Technology Concentration electives:6.0
Synthesis and Sampling
Remixing
Commercial Music Production
Studio Maintenance and Assisting
Sound Reinforcement
Video Game Music and Audio
Mixing and Mastering
Total Credits32.0

 

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


About the Accelerated Degree Program

The BS in Music Industry/MBA program offers students a program that combines an undergraduate degree in music business and technology with an MBA degree awarded by the Drexel LeBow College of Business. The program is designed to allow students to complete both the bachelor's degree and the Master of Business Administration degree in five years.

The program is offered to qualified students who apply for this option with their initial application. All students who apply for this option must take the GMAT entrance exam.

Incoming freshmen selected for this program will generally have a minimum of 1350 on the SAT, a GPA of 3.5 or better, and rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. A strong candidate for this program will have taken significant AP coursework while in high school.

BS /MBA students may be waived from two MBA Enterprise Management courses, assuming a grade of B or better is earned in specified undergraduate courses. Students can review the Waiver Policies for the Statement of Curriculum Standing on the LeBow College's website for additional information.

The above conditions hold only for fully accepted BS /MBA students as identified by Enrollment Management.

Additional requirements for the dual degree program:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 must be maintained throughout the entire undergraduate portion of this program or the student will not be able continue on to the MBA.  
  • Students must take the GMAT examination and achieve a minimum score of 570 prior to the end of the tenth term in order to continue in the program. It is recommended that students take the GMAT examination late in the student's third year.
  • Students must submit an acceptable of plan of study at least three terms before anticipated start of graduate part of the program.

Sample Plans of Study 

Music Industry: Technology Concentration 

Term 1Credits
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
MIP 131History of the Music Industry3.0
MIP 133Computer and Digital Applications I3.0
MUSC 121Music Theory I3.0
MUSC 191
or 190
Class Guitar I
Class Piano I
2.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
MIP 161Copyrights in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 179Music Recording I3.0
MIP 227Listening Techniques in Music1.0
MIP 233Computer and Digital Applications II3.0
MUSC 122Music Theory II3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
MIP 239Survey of Modern Production Techniques2.0
MUSC 125Ear Training I1.0
MUSC 229Modern Arranging Techniques3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MIP 271The Recording Industry I3.0
MIP 279Music Recording II3.0
MUSC 231 [WI] Music History I3.0
Natural science elective4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
MIP 361The Publishing Industry3.0
MUSC 232 [WI] Music History II3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 6
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
MIP 262Trademarks and Patents in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 272The Recording Industry II3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 7
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIP 379Music Recording III3.0
MIP 381Audio for Video3.0
MIP 383MAD Dragon Studios1.0
MUSC 252Music Composition3.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
MIP 374Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 383MAD Dragon Studios1.0
MIP 433Computer and Digital Applications IV3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
MIP 333Computer and Digital Applications III3.0
MIP 382Scoring to Picture3.0
MIP 383MAD Dragon Studios1.0
MIP 388Production Company Management2.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
MUSC 323Songwriting3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry1.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Music industry technology elective*3.0
Social science elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 11
MIP 477Music Production3.0
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry1.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry1.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
Music industry technology elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 191.0

 

Music Industry: Business Concentration 

Term 1Credits
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
MIP 131History of the Music Industry3.0
MIP 133Computer and Digital Applications I3.0
MUSC 121Music Theory I3.0
MUSC 191
or 190
Class Guitar I
Class Piano I
2.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
MIP 161Copyrights in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 179Music Recording I3.0
MIP 227Listening Techniques in Music1.0
MIP 233Computer and Digital Applications II3.0
MUSC 122Music Theory II3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
MIP 239Survey of Modern Production Techniques2.0
MUSC 125Ear Training I1.0
Free elective3.0
MUSC 229Modern Arranging Techniques3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MIP 271The Recording Industry I3.0
MIP 279Music Recording II3.0
MUSC 231 [WI] Music History I3.0
Natural science elective4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
MIP 361The Publishing Industry3.0
MUSC 232 [WI] Music History II3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 6
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
MIP 272The Recording Industry II3.0
MIP 262Trademarks and Patents in the Music Industry3.0
MUSC 323Songwriting3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits20.0
Term 7
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIP 375 [WI] Marketing and Promo in Music Industry3.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 8
MIP 374Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 468Music Industry E-Commerce3.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
MIP 331
or 341
Music Venues and Concerts
Touring and Booking
3.0
MIP 377Bantic Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
MIP 377
or 444
Bantic Media
MAD Dragon Records
3.0
MUSC 323Songwriting3.0
MADKo Concert Promotions 
Free elective3.0
One of the following:*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
MIP 467Artist Representation3.0
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry1.0
MIP 377
or 444
Bantic Media
MAD Dragon Records
3.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
One of the following:*3.0
MADKo Concert Promotions 
DraKo Booking 
MAD Dragon Publishing 
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 11
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry1.0
Select one of the following:*3.0
MADKo Concert Promotions 
DraKo Booking 
MAD Dragon Publishing 
Social science elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 12
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry1.0
Arts and Humaniteis elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
Free electives9.0
 Term Credits16.0
Total Credit: 189.0

 

*

 See degree requirements.

 


Courses

MIP 131 History of the Music Industry 3.0 Credits

This course teaches the students the background of the recording industry, including technologies, social and political events that shaped the industry to the present.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 133 Computer and Digital Applications I 3.0 Credits

The main objective of this course is to develop an understanding of MIDI, sequencing, and digital audio in the Apple Logic platform, through the integration of in-class demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on projects and activities.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 161 Copyrights in the Music Industry 3.0 Credits

This course is an in-depth exploration of what, how, when and where intellectual property exists in the music industry, with a particular emphasis on the role that copyrights play.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 170 Radio Management 3.0 Credits

Students learn about the growth and development of radio through the 20th century to today, including current challenges and new technologies, programming and marketing techniques, payola, organizational structure, corporate consolidation, the F.C.C., podcasting, satellite, and internet radio. Students also create their own radio stations and formats.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MIP 179 Music Recording I 3.0 Credits

Introduces the art of sound recording, including fundamentals of sound, microphone placement, acoustic environment, and recording equipment specifications and usage.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Corequisite: MIP 227

MIP 227 Listening Techniques in Music 1.0 Credit

Students will develop critical listening skills needed for all aspects of music production. Dynamic range, harmonic timbre and frequency detection are stressed.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Corequisite: MIP 179

MIP 233 Computer and Digital Applications II 3.0 Credits

This course covers recording, editing, and mixing music using professional digital audio equipment. Students are required to complete individual projects exploring these areas.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 133 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 239 Survey of Modern Production Techniques 2.0 Credits

This class listens to various pop, R & B, and rock recordings from the 1960's to the present and discusses the production techniques used to make them.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 262 Trademarks and Patents in the Music Industry 3.0 Credits

This course is an in-depth continuation of the exploration of what, how, when and where intellectual property exists in the music industry, with a further emphasis on the use of trademarks and patents in the music and music software industries.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 263 Media Promotion 3.0 Credits

Students learn about the procedures and mechanisms used to promote music and music-related content through various media forms, primarily radio and video, and through any new media forms recently or futuristically discovered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM or major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 170 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 271 The Recording Industry I 3.0 Credits

This course teaches the students the fundamentals of the structure and function of the recording industry. It is a comprehensive exploration of the structure and function of the professionals in the recording industry with relation to: major labels, independent labels, and production companies with an analysis of those entities.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 161 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 272 The Recording Industry II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of the recording industry principles learned in MIP 271.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 271 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 279 Music Recording II 3.0 Credits

Basic music recording techniques are demonstrated with in concentration toward session work-flow and signal-flow. Requires students to create several broadcast-quality recordings, including editing and mix-down of the final master.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MIP 179 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 311 Artists and Repertoire in the Music Industry I 4.0 Credits

Educates students in the art of selecting recording artists for a recording label’s artist roster. It analyzes target demographics for the label, genre specificity, A&R administration processes and takes the student through the myriad duties performed by an A&R executive in the recording industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 312 Artists and Repertoire in the Music Industry II 4.0 Credits

This course teaches the art of selecting recording artists for a recording label's artist roster. This student in this course work directly with A&M/Octone Records executive David Boxenbaum, to search and present artists to consider signing to the label. The class engages in weekly conference calls and presentations to Mr Boxenbaum and the staff.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 318 Music Merchandising 3.0 Credits

Students work in interdisciplinary groups with Design and Merchandising students to create a comprehensive merchandise extension program including product selection, production, distribution and promotion within the context of the artists' overall brand package.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MIP 331 Music Venues and Concerts 3.0 Credits

Students will learn how to operate a music venue by learning how to book talent, market and promote, staff and hire personnel, create visibility, establish a long-term vision for the music venue.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 333 Computer and Digital Applications III 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on advanced Digital Audio Workstation techniques used in modern recording production with an emphasis on audio editing. Sound replacement, pitch correction and editing proficiency are all covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 233 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 341 Touring and Booking 3.0 Credits

Educates student about the Live Performance revenue stream in the music industry, encompassing tour management, tour planning and implementation, concert promotion agreements, insurance issues and revenue breakdowns.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 343 MADKo Concert Promotions 3.0 Credits

This course teaches the students, through experiential, hands-on learning, how to organize, market, promote, advance and settle music concerts. The students conceive of, organize and book artists for concerts locally and regionally. They are responsible for every facet of the concert, from conception to final settlement.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 331 [Min Grade: D] or MIP 341 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 361 The Publishing Industry 3.0 Credits

This course teaches the students the fundamentals of the structure and function of the publishing industry as it relates to the music and music-related industries.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 161 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 363 Legal Issues in the Music Industry 3.0 Credits

This course explores the legal issue affecting the music industry today, such as free speech in radio and music lyrics, rights if publicity for recording artists, anti-trust issues with respect to corporate consolidation of the media, fair use issue contracting with minors.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D] and MIP 271 [Min Grade: D] and MIP 361 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 374 Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry 3.0 Credits

Students will learn how to devise, conceive, create and implement a music industry-related business through the drafting of a business plan. This course is team-driven and will involve student discussions and critique.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 375 [WI] Marketing and Promo in Music Industry 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how songs become "hits" and how artist's build long-term careers through the use of marketing and promotion. The students will organize complete integrated marketing strategies to accompany a record release. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 272 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 377 Bantic Media 3.0 Credits

Bantic Media is the e-commerce and e-content experimental laboratory record label model wherein students are able to work on new business models focusing on viral markets for music and related content delivery uniquely in the digital space, i.e., the Internet, mobile phone, and all digital delivery mechanisms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 379 Music Recording III 3.0 Credits

This is an advanced examination of current state of the art recording techniques. Special attention is paid to digital audio editing, digital and analog mixing techniques, advanced compression and equalization techniques and time-based processing.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 279 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 380 Special Topics in Music Industry 0.5-12.0 Credits

Covers special topics in music industry. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MIP 381 Audio for Video 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce the student to the technological and creative aspects of developing an audio score for audio/visual elements.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 233 [Min Grade: D] and MIP 279 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 382 Scoring to Picture 3.0 Credits

This course will expand the students' ability to create and produce an original score for an audio/visual element, drawing upon their creative and technological skills.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 381 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 383 MAD Dragon Studios 1.0 Credit

Students are involved in the day-to-day operations of MAD Dragon Recording Studios. Students will perform the business operations such as scheduling, logistics, and promotion, as well as oversee session needs, tech requirements and supplies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 279 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 384 Synthesis and Sampling 3.0 Credits

This is an advanced course focusing on the theory and operation of hardware and virtual synthesizers and digital audio samplers. Students learn how to identify and manipulate the various parameters of synthesis and sampling devices.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 233 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 385 Remixing 3.0 Credits

The main objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the production of a pop or dance music remix using the Apple Logic platform. Hands-on remix projects, lectures, and in-class presentations will be integrated throughout the term.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MIP 133 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 386 Commercial Music Production 3.0 Credits

An examination of the various ways that music is composed and used in television advertising, industries, trailers/promos for film, television, and radio, including bumpers and station ids.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 381 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 387 Studio Maintenance and Assisting 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce to the student the basic maintenance and assisting techniques used in the modern recording studio. Basic electronic components, measurements and calibration are covered. Assisting techniques, studio etiquette, and environment are covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 279 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 388 Production Company Management 2.0 Credits

Students who contemplate entering the production field will learn how to create, manage and organize a production company entity. We will discuss the various deals between a producer and a record label, or a recording artist. We will explore the business of running a production company.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 262 [Min Grade: D] and MIP 361 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 389 Sound Reinforcement 3.0 Credits

This course covers all aspects of sound reinforcement for live performances, including system design, equipment usage, and acoustical concerns. The course uses both lecture and hands-on components for greater student understanding.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MIP 390 Video Game Music and Audio 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is to give students a well-rounded understanding of the state of contemporary video game music and audio; how the game development process works; the evolution of game audio, and how to approach the creation of video game music and audio.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MIP 433 Computer and Digital Applications IV 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on advanced Digital Audio Workstation techniques used in modern recording production with an emphasis on audio editing. Sound replacement, pitch correction and editing proficiency are covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 233 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 440 Legal and Business Affairs for MAD Program 3.0 Credits

L&B Affairs gives students the opportunity to examine, draft, revise, and negotiate all legal agreements attendant to MAD Dragon enterprise and all of its entities. The student will participate in business negotiations for all MAD Dragon-related dealing as well as working with real-world timelines and deadlines.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

MIP 441 DraKo Booking 3.0 Credits

This course teaches the students, through experiential, hands-on learning, how to effectively act as a booking agent. They do so by booking tours for the MAD Dragon Records artists.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 331 [Min Grade: D] or MIP 341 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 443 Entertainment Contracts I 3.0 Credits

This course encompasses drafting and negotiating the most common types of agreements in the music industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 444 MAD Dragon Records 3.0 Credits

MAD Dragon Records is the hands-on real-world component of the Music Industry Program as a full-service record label.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 271 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 445 MAD Dragon Publishing 3.0 Credits

Students engage in the everyday business of a Publishing Company, including investigating placement possibilities for songs in, e.g., movies and TV. They draft and negotiate licenses for uses, compile database, create and disseminate compilation CDs to music supervisors and like-users, and seek out and sign songwriters to the company.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 361 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 453 Entertainment Contracts II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of Entertainment Contracts I that encompasses drafting and negotiating the most common types of entertainment agreements used by the Music Industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 443 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 462 Global Issues in the Music Industry 3.0 Credits

This course explores global music industry issues in an historic and current context. We will discuss the EU, and international Intellectual Property-related treaties, like TRIPPS and GATT, the Berne Convention and others, and discuss global IP organizations, like WIPO, IFPI, Impala, and international mechanical rights organizations and copyright societies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 464 Music Industry Cyberlaw 3.0 Credits

This course explores the law and legal issues that exist on the Internet, such as publication, domain names, disclaimers, liabilities of an e-commerce store or site related to the music industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 467 Artist Representation 3.0 Credits

Artist Representation is the culmination of all aspects related to the Music Industry. This course outlines the various components needed in assembling an artist's professional team, contacts and business entities - all elements important in securing a record deal, publicity deal and the marketing needed to succeed in the music business.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 271 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 468 Music Industry E-Commerce 3.0 Credits

This course explores the inner workings of commerce in the music industry as it occurs in the Internet. The student gains an understanding of how to market and promote websites, utilize social networking sites and how digital services for the industry can serve the label, artist and/or publishing company.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 272 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 477 Music Production 3.0 Credits

The students in this class learn contemporary music production techniques through a combination of lecture, demonstration and independent work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 379 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 481 Mixing and Mastering 3.0 Credits

The fine art of mixing and mastering music are covered in depth. This is an advanced record engineering course that will focus on just the mixing and mastering process of recording. Proper equipment usage, printing methods, formats, and production goals are covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 379 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 482 Recording Session 3.0 Credits

Students will be involved in all aspects of recording production including artist selection, session planning, recording, overdubbing, editing, mixing and mastering.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.
Prerequisites: MIP 379 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 491 Senior Project in Music Industry 1.0 Credit

Senior Project is a thesis course in which the student engages in intensive research on a topic of his or her choice over the three quarters of senior year. The thesis will result in some form of publishable material. The student will present their thesis to a jury in their final quarter of senior year.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 3 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: MIP 361 [Min Grade: D]

MIP 495 Directed Studies in Music Industry 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides supervised individual study of special topics in the music industry. Departmental permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MUSI.

Arts & Entertainment Enterprise Faculty

Xela Batchelder, PhD (Ohio State University). Assistant Professor. Entertainment and arts management; theater management, touring, presenting and booking.
Jean Brody, DFA (Yale School of Drama) Program Director, Online MS in Arts Administration. Associate Teaching Professor. Arts administration.
Lawrence Epstein, MBA (Cornell University) Interim Department Head, Arts & Entertainment Enterprise. Associate Teaching Professor.
Julie Goodman Hawkins, MFA (Temple University) Program Director, MS in Arts Administration. Assistant Professor. Cultural policy, political activism in the arts, changes in economic and social policy, arts sector changes.
James L. Klein, BA (Oberlin College). Associate Professor. Music technologist, sound and recording engineer, songwriter for film, TV and radio music.
Michelle Manghise, BS (St. John’s University ). Assistant Teaching Professor. 25-year veteran of music industry; music publishing, copyright, artist management, entrepreneurship, entertainment marketing.
Brian Moore, MS, MFA (Drexel University; Louisiana State University) Program Director, BS in Entertainment and Arts Management. Assistant Teaching Professor. Nonprofit organizations: fund development; strategic planning; communications and marketing; and executive management.
John Seay, BMus (James Madison University). Associate Professor. Sound and recording engineer, music technologist, music producer and studio technician.
Cyrille Taillandier Associate Teaching Professor. Recording engineer, music producer and digital editor.
Neville Vakharia, MS (Drexel University) Research Director. Assistant Professor. Technology in the arts, strategic planning and evaluation, management and leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Darren Walters, BA (University of Delaware). Associate Teaching Professor. General Manager of Mad Dragon Records and co-owner and President of Jade Tree, an independent record label.
Andrew Zitcer, MCP (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Teaching Professor. Arts and community development, community based organizations, governance modes, organizational planning, narrative and social theory.
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