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Music Business Degrees
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Miami-Dade College School of Entertainment Technologies (25044)
Music Business Creative Production Associate in Science (A.S.) Advisement She
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Music Business Required Courses

 

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Description

MUM 2700

Music Business 1

3

The fundamentals, guidelines and the use of copyright law, contracts, agencies and management, publishing, song writing, recording production and marketing. Prerequisite: One year of college-level music study or equivalent. Corequisite: MUM 2703. Special fee. (3 hr. lecture)

MUM 2702

Music Business 2

3

A systematic look at career options in the Music Industry. Topics discussed include record promotion, marketing, distribution, music publishing, working in the local music industry, radio and television, film scoring, advertising, "jingle" production, teaching as a business, music merchandising, arts administration, working in the national and international scene, live performance, and recording agreements. Students will develop a written business plan for their own music business enterprise and write their resumes. This course will prepare the student for the Music Business Internship. Special fee. Corequisite: MUM 2704. (3 hr. lecture).

MUM 2703

Music Business 3

3

This course will provide an overview, and hands-on experience, with a wide variety of computer-based music technology and cross-platform software applications used within the Music Business environment. Software studies include Microsoft Word (wordprocessing), Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet), Microsoft PowerPoint (presentation), and Adobe Photoshop (scanning, photo touch-up). Students will present projects in class. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience with the Macintosh and/or Windows 95 operating systems. Special fee. (6 hr. lab)

MUM 2704

Music Business 4

3

This course will provide an overview, and hands-on experience, with computer-based music technology and cross-platform software applications used within the Music Business environment. Software studies include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker (page layout), Quicken (financial record keeping), and Adobe PageMill (Web page development). Students will create their own Web site, useful for promotion and networking in their own Music Business enterprise. Students will present projects in class. Special fee. Prerequisite: MUM 2703. (6 hr. lab)

MUM 1949

Internship 1

3

This course is designed to provide students with training in their chosen field of study through "on the job" work experience. Students are graded on the basis on documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. Students will be assigned specific course prefixes related to their academic major prior to registration. All students must contact the Cooperative Education office to obtain registration approval. Prerequisite: Co-op department approval. (3 hr. lecture and field experience).

 

Total credits

15

 

Major Course Requirements

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Description

COP 1822

Webpage Design
(Dreamweaver)

4

This course will provide an introduction to the World Wide Web and Hypertext Markup Language. Emphasis on understanding the components necessary to create WWW pages. Topics covered will include the history of the world wide web as well as HTML. Formatting tags, anchors, graphics, interactive graphics and forms. The windows platform will be used for page creation and Internet exploration. Laboratory fee. A.S. degree credit only. (3 hr. lecture; 2 hr. lab)

GEB 1011

Principles of Business

3

Basic principles of ownership, management, marketing, personnel, finance, accounting, business research and law as they affect the operation of American business and industry. (3 hr. lecture)

SBM 1000

Small Business Management

3

Reviews forms of ownership, franchising, location analysis, financing, record keeping, purchasing, inventory control, marketing, security, insurance, and consumer credit. Students will prepare a feasibility study and present a comprehensive small business start-up plan. (3 hr. lecture)

MAR 1011

Principles of Marketing

3

The marketing management concept of the distribution of goods and services with consideration of market research and analysis, buying and selling, product design, pricing, promotion, transportation, competition, and the responsibilities of the marketing manager. (3 hr. lecture)

 

Total credits

13

 

Music Business Creative Production Majors

Required and Elective Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Description

MUM 2623c

MIDI 1

3

This course is designed to acquaint music students with basic applications of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) for the purpose of composition and performance and learning pre-production concepts with multi-track recording studio. Emphasis will be placed on keyboards, outboard gear, drum machines, and computer-assisted operations. Special fee. (1-2 hr. lecture; 2 hr. lab)

MUM 2624c

MIDI 2

3

This course is designed to provide music students further study in the application of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Emphasis will be placed on advanced techniques in sequencing, routing, synchronization, composition and arranging. Prerequisite: MUM 2623C. Special fee. (1-2 hr. lecture; 2 hr. lab)

MUT 1111

Music Theory 1

3

The techniques of writing four-part chord progressions using root position and inversions of the primary and secondary triads and the dominant and supertonic seventh; also, non-harmonic tones, melodic writing, and an introduction modulation. Prerequisite: MUT 1001 for 1111 or passing score on departmental placement exam; MUT 1111 for 1112; corequisites: MUT 1241-1242. (3 hr. lecture)

MUT 1241

Ear Training 1

1

The development of aural skill by means of rhythmic and melodic dictation and sightsinging. Prerequisite: MUT 1241 for 1242; corequisites: MUT 1111, 1112. (2-4 hrs. per week)

MVK 1111

Keyboard 1

1

The secondary area of piano with emphasis on sight-reading, melody harmonization, and ensemble playing. Required of all music students except piano majors. May be repeated for credit. (2 hrs. per week)

MVK 1112

Keyboard 2

1

A continuation of MVK 1111. Prerequisite MVK 1111 or placement by exam. (2 hr. lab)

MUM 2030

Commercial Music Ensemble

3

A performance experience with concentration on repertoire, style and management of commercial engagements. Includes transposition, harmonization and show reading. Prerequisite: MUT 1112 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (3 hrs. per week) 

MUM 2600

Sound Recording 1

3

An introduction to techniques, practices and procedures in making eight-track recordings. The student will gain experience with acoustical balancing, editing and over-dubbing in a wide variety of sound situations. Corequisite: MUM 2600L. (3 hr. lecture)

MUM 2600L

Sound Rec. 1 Lab

1

Participation in MUM 2600L offers students directed "hands on" experience coinciding with lectures in MUM 2600. Corequisite: MUM 2600. Special fee. (2 hr. lab)

MUM 2601

Sound Recording 2

3

This course explores advanced multi-track recording skills and audio production techniques. Emphasis is on mixing board skills, microphone techniques, use of outboard equipment and live 2 track recording. Prerequisite: MUM 2600. (3 hr. lecture)

MUM 2601 L

Sound Rec. 2 Lab

1

Corequisite for MUM 2601. Advanced Sound Recording. Participation in MUM 2601L offers students directed "hands on" experience paralleling lectures in MUM 2601. Corequisite: MUM 2601. Special fee. (2 hr. lab)

MUM 2949

Internship 2

3

This course is designed to continue training for a second term in a student's field of study through work experience in music business or related area. Students are graded on the basis on documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. All students must contact the Cooperative Education office to obtain registration approval. Prerequisite: Co-op approval and completion of MUM 1949 Co-op Work Experience. (3 hr. lecture and field experience)

 

Total credits

26

 

General Associate in Arts (A.S.) Requirements

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Description

ENC 1101

English Composition 1

3

This is the first required general core course in college-level writing. Students will compose essays and other works using various methods of development. This course fulfills 8,000 words of the Gordon Rule requirement. Note: This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisites: Placement by Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) verbal subtest score; American College Testing (ACT) English subtest score; Computerized Placement Test (CPT) English subtest score; or ENC 0021 with a grade of "S". Special fee. (3 hr. lecture)

SPC 1026

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

SPC 1026 provides students with the oral communications skills necessary for success in personal, professional and educational settings. Through the study and experiential practice of interpersonal communication, presentational speaking and group dynamics of communication and be able to use them effectively. This course fulfills 4,000 words of the Gordon Rule requirement. (3 hr. lecture)

PHI 2604

Introduction to Philosophy

3

The course develops skills in critical thinking by examining various topics in professional ethics. Students will study methods of effective reasoning, reflect critically upon their own values and ethical standards, develop a philosophical understanding of the nature of work, and formulate a professional code of conduct. Students will also critically examine ethical issues that arise in the workplace, such as affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee privacy, and age discrimination. Prerequisite: ENC 1101. (3 hr. lecture)

PPE 1005

Philosophy of Personal Effectiveness

3

This is an applied psychology course which emphasizes the understanding of the principles of effective human behavior and their application to the areas of personal awareness, interpersonal relations, communication, and work/career development. (3 hr. lecture)

MAC 1105

College Algebra 1

3

This course introduces the student to the concept of functions and their graphs. Students will graph linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, radical, power, and absolute value functions and transformations; perform operations on and compositions of functions; find the inverse of a function; apply the laws of logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations; graph non-linear inequalities; solve related applications and modeling problems. Prerequisites: MAT1033 with a grade ofacement Test or equivalent. Special fee. (3 hr. lecture)

MAC 1105L Algebra 1 Lab 1 This course is intended to accompany and support MAC 1105. The competences of this laboratory course have been introduced in the accompanying lecture course. (2 hr. lab)

 

Total credits

16

 

Additional Associate of Science (A.A.) Requirements
These additional courses will fulfill the requirements for earning an A.A. degree in addition to the A.S. Music Business Management degree.

ENC 1102

English Composition 2

3

This is a required general education course in college level-writing. Observing the conventions of standard edited American English, students will compose informative and persuasive essays, write responses to a variety of literary genres and/or non-fiction, and produce a documented paper based on research. This course fulfills 8,000 words of the Gordon Rule requirement. Note: This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. Special fee. (3 hr. lecture)

ARH 2740

Appreciation of Cinema

3

 

ISS 1120

 

3

 

MAC xxx

 

3

 

COP xxx

Computer Graphics Photoshop

3

 

AST xxx

Astronomy

3

 

HUN 1201

 

3

 

 

Total credits

21

 

 

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