(MUID) MUSIC INDUSTRY
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Randal Rushing, D.M.A., Director
Room 123 Music Building
In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics
MUID 4260. Special Topics in Commercial Music. (1-3). Topics are varied and in online class listings.
MUID 1001 - Intro Music Technology (1)
Basic introduction to music technologies available to the musician; introduction to software, hardware, and basic tenets of MIDI sequencing, notation, composition, studio audio production CR ROM availability, CD/DVD technology. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: MUTC 1001 or MUTC 1008.
MUID 2201 - Intro to Music Industry (2)
Exploration of all aspects of recording industry; career opportunities; on-stage and behind stage scenes; organization of music business; how music business generates and distributes revenue; day-to-day operations of record labels, studios, publishing, production, promotion, management companies.
MUID 3103 - Contmp Songwrt/Prod Technique (3)
Process of developing an idea into a commercially viable song and applying production techniques for maximum commercial potential. PREREQUISITE: MUTC 2103, or permission of instructor.
MUID 3105 - Music/Mktg/Promo/Mgmt (3)
Tactics, strategies and challenges involved in developing and managing the career of a contemporary recording artist including the creation of press packages, demo tapes, and other marketing materials in order to secure a record deal or promote an existing recorded project; exploration of all aspects of marketing and promotion, including concert and radio promotion, advertising and publicity, including the creation of a marketing plan and budget. PREREQUISITE: MUID 2201, MKTG 3010, MGMT 3110.
MUID 3506 - Internet Distr/Comm Music (3)
Independent music promotion; instruction on current state and future of internet distribution; how to develop an online fan-base, build a website, sell CDs, music downloads; broadcasting music on internet radio and securing internet recording contracts or distribution deals. PREREQUISITE: MUID 2201.
MUID 3705 - Songwriting (3)
Develop creative and critical techniques in songwriting; analysis of popular styles and techniques are discussed; basic music techniques, theory, performance practices, production techniques, poetry, and music history are used. The influence of mass media and technology (printing, recording, radio, video, Internet) are examined; listening, lyrical analysis, musical analysis, and history are included. Eight categories are discussed: lyrics, melody, harmony, rhythm, production, form, dynamics and instrumentation. NOTE: this course does not fulfill the requirements for the Music Industry major (B.M.) or the Music Business or Recording Technology concentrations.
MUID 3800 - Recording Studio Technology (3)
Detailed examination of basic theory, operational concepts and technologies upon which modern audio production is based; exploration of creative production techniques used to enhance music recordings. PREREQUISITE: sophomore standing, completion of MATH 1830, TECH 1811, and permission of instructor.
MUID 3801 - Digital Data Structures (2)
Focus on needs of practicing audio engineer. Concepts and practices of using equipment commonly found in electronic music studios with emphasis on digital audio workstation; sampling, synthesis, MIDI, patching, editing, synchronization, signal processing and creative commercial production techniques. PREREQUISITE: computer literacy, MUID 3800 and permission of instructor. NOTE: Basic computer operations will not be covered. Students must be proficient with Macintosh or Windows environment including; basic system operations, data backup functions, file manipulation, data translation and common application programs.
MUID 3802 - Audio Rcrd/Non Tech Maj (3)
Equipment, techniques, musical production values and technology commonly used in modern audio production. Designed to give music business major an understanding of production process and to enhance studio musician's ability to provide creative services during recording sessions. PREREQUISITE: sophomore standing and permission of instructor.
MUID 3901 - Critical Listening I (1)
Detailed examination of qualitative aspects of audio; development of critical listening skills including identification of frequency and time domain anomalies, distortions, amplitude changes, dynamics, and spatial positioning in simple audio sources; anatomy of human ear; psychoacoustics. COREQUISITE: MUID 3800 and permission of instructor.
MUID 3902 - Critical Listening II (1)
Detailed examination of qualitative aspects of audio; refinement of critical listening skills including identification of frequency and time domain anomalies, distortions, amplitude changes, dynamics, and spatial positioning in audio sources PREREQUISITE: MUID 3901 and permission of instructor.
MUID 3903 - Critical Listening III (1)
Detailed examination of qualitative aspects of audio; refinement of critical listening skills including identification of frequency and time domain anomalies, distortions, amplitude changes, dynamics, and spatial positioning in complex audio sources; evaluation of reverberation and digital effects. PREREQUISITE: MUID 3902 and permission of instructor.
MUID 3905 - Digital Audio Workstations (3)
In depth examination of Digital Audio Workstation production techniques; emphasis on structure, capabilities, tools and command-sets of DAW. PREREQUISITE: MUID 3800 and permission of instructor.
MUID 4201 - Studies in Commercial Music (1-3)
Class or supervised individual study of special problems in Commercial Music. May be repeated when course content varies.
MUID 4604 - Legal Aspects Music Industry (3)
Legal aspects of music including copyright, intellectual property rights as they relate to the music industry; examination of publishing company operations and the role of exploiting musical compositions, performing rights organizations, recording contracts, publishing contracts, artist/manager contracts, artist/talent agent contracts.
MUID 4800 - Basic Recording (4)
Audio engineering on modern multi-channel recording equipment using commercial production techniques; emphasis on skills of console operation, microphone selection and placement, session set-up, preparing musical instruments for recording, editing, mixing and engineer's artistic involvement in project. (SP). PREREQUISITE: TECH 1811, MUID 3800, and permission of instructor.
MUID 4801 - Problems in Commercial Music (1-3)
Supervised independent study. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit, but not for purpose of changing original grade. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.
MUID 4802 - Advanced Recording (3)
Advanced instruction in producing contemporary commercial recordings; application of production practice to recording assignments; advanced study of session technique, signal processing, mixing, editing, automation, synchronization, equipment and digital recording. PREREQUISITE: MUID 3801, 4800 and permission of instructor. COREQUISITE: MUID 4822.
MUID 4803 - Adv Mix/Master Audio (3)
Techniques for creating professional mixes in stereo and multichannel formats utilizing digital audio workstations and analog signal processing; mastering techniques for creating duplication-ready masters; surround microphone techniques and multichannel recording. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: COMM 4825. Completion of JOUR 3900 and 4900 preferred.
MUID 4806 - Concert Sound Reinforcement (3)
Basic equipment and production techniques for providing live sound services; methods for handling various sized groups in diverse locations. PREREQUISITE: MUID 4800 and permission of instructor.
MUID 4810 - Audio Production Practicum (1-3)
Supervised audio production activities. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit, but not for the purposes of changing original grade. PREREQUISITE: MUID 4800 and permission of instructor.
MUID 4811 - Studio Maintenance Practicum (1-3)
Troubleshooting and maintenance activities under the supervision of studio staff. A minimum of 42 clock hours of service for each credit hour is required. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit, but not for the purpose of changing original grade. PREREQUISITE: MUID 4800 and permission of instructor.
MUID 4812 - Concert Sound Practicum (1-3)
Diverse live sound reinforcement activities. A minimum of 42 clock hours of service for each credit hour is required. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit, but not for the purpose of changing original grade. PREREQUISITE: MUID 4800, 4806 and permission of instructor.
MUID 4820 - International Music Business (3)
Expands upon fundamental of domestic music business practice covered in previous classes through examination of business practices and infrastructure which drives global music marketplace; emphasis on cultural, media business, legal aspects affecting music industry and its global audience. PREREQUISITE: MUID 2201, senior standing and permission of instructor.
MUID 4822 - Applied Lessons in Recording (1)
Individual instruction in Advanced Recording. COREQUISITE: MUID 4802. Course Fee: $160.
MUID 4830 - Trends Business Pract/Tech (3)
Supervised directed study in cutting edge business practices and technologies impacting the recording industry; emphasis on commercial viability and business impact. Formal presentation of research required. PREREQUISITE: MUID 2201, junior standing and permission of instructor.
MUID 4833 - Applied Lessons in Mixing (1)
Individual instruction in mixing, mastering, and multi-channel audio production. COREQUISITE: MUID 4803. Course Fee: $160.
MUID 4840 - Entrepreneurship Comm Music (3)
Creation of preliminary business plan for formation of music industry related business; explores motivation for starting a music business, the music marketplace, naming the business, financing, and operation. PREREQUISITE: MKTG 3010, MGMT 3510, 3410, JOUR 3900, senior standing, and permission of instructor.
MUID 4850 - Record Company Operations I (3)
Students participate in actual administration and operation of the University's Blue Tom Records. Assignments include searching for, signing, and developing a new artist; preparation of marketing plans and budgets; supervision of the graphic design and manufacturing process; retail relations; and distribution. PREREQUISITE: MUID 2201, junior standing, and permission of instructor.
MUID 4851 - Record Company Operations II (4)
Record company operations as they relate to key industry elements; record label departments; A&R, distribution/manufacturing of CDs, new media, artist relations, contracts, and booking shows; real world application utilizing the University's Blue Tom Records. Students will learn and apply the artist life cycle process from distribution/promotion through touring.
MUID 4898 - Sr Proj Music Bus/Rec Technlgy (4)
Comprehensive final project which demonstrates mastery of creative, technical, and business elements of commercial music industry. Intended to be taken during the student's last semester before graduation. PREREQUISITE: senior standing and permission of instructor.
MUID 4899 - Internship (1-3)
One semester of supervised field work experience in selected areas of the commercial music industry. A minimum of 42 clock hours of service for each credit hour is required. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit, but not for the purpose of changing original grade. PREREQUISITE: placement interview and permission of instructor.