The NEW MUSIC PRODUCTION, MUSIC COMPOSITION and MUSIC BUSINESS COURSES FOR SPRING AND FALL 2009
 
 
MUS 241: The Business of Music
3.00 credits
 
Course Description: Music Business will provide students with an overview of the current state of the Music Industry, Students will also acquire set of skills needed to pursue a career in that field. Topics covered will include music business career opportunities, marketing concepts, management skills and promotion. Throughout the semester, the students will explore various professions in the music field and receive an introduction to music publishing, concert production and touring, management, merchandising and recording, public relations, radio promotion, brick and mortar and internet distribution, merchandising, multimedia advertising, and budgeting.
 
PREREQUISITE: Students must have successfully completed or tested out of ENG011, ESL011, REA018, and MAT 011.  
 
MUS 240: Art and Business of Songwriting
3.00 credits
 
Course Description: The Art and Business of Songwriting is an elective course that teaches the art of musical composition with an emphasis on the genre of contemporary song. It is designed for the student with some knowledge of or background in the basics of music who wishes to apply that knowledge to the creation of music in contemporary popular genres. Students will explore the various musical forms employed by songwriters and apply them to their own compositional projects.  The course provides an overview of the historical development of the art of popular song in Western culture, exploring in particular the significant contributions made by America's immigrant and African-American populations.