Music Production in Sweden

This program has been cancelled for summer 2014.

Dates

16 June - 28 June 2014

The Program

The country of Sweden has produced some of the most successful artists and producers of the modern era. Such luminary artists/producers as Max Martin, who has produced or written hits for platinum selling artists such as Pink, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, The ground breaking Swedish House Mafia and of course, ABBA all hail from Sweden. There is something very unique about the sounds that come from this region that resonates with music listeners worldwide.  Join us on a two-week journey through this magical country as we explore what makes Sweden one of the top exporters of music worldwide.
 
First stop is the magical capital city, Stockholm, where we will meet with Europe’s top songwriters and musicians as well as such companies as Spotify and Propellorhead. The musical culture of Sweden is greatly enhanced by the role of government and we will meet with top government officials and get an in-depth look as to how government and policy can enhance the lives of artists.
 
Next stop is advanced audio production. We will warehouse ourselves in a state of the art recording studio with producer/writer/engineer Robbie Dunne. While here we will dive deep into writing and tracking electronic music along with acoustic instruments. Sound editing, mixing, re-mixing and sound manipulation will all be explored in depth.
 
The whole trip concludes with the world famous Trigger Creative Conference which brings together the world’s top music business executives for a two-day conference whose sole purpose is to learn about the bleeding edges of the global music business. You will leave with business cards of top executives and a thorough understanding of the global music business.
 
Don’t miss your opportunity to join us in this intimate and highly focused adventure. Space is extremely limited as we want the students to have close one-on-one interaction with the instructors.

Price

$2899 (4 undergraduate credit hours)

The price includes tuition, housing and some meals, studio time, airport transfers, program transportation, and conference fees. The price does not include flight.

Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at the undergraduate level only!
EI 300CA (3 hours)/EI 200CA (1 hour)

Eligibility

Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA  for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of International Programs and the program Director.

Financial Aid

The Music Production in Sweden Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships.  Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the Office of International Programs before requesting a 2013 - 2014 Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the university’s Financial Aid Office.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by 4 April 2014. Balance of fees, less deposit, is due no later than 11 April 2014.

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to 11 April 2014. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The Office of International Programs should be notified of all cancellations.

Program Director

Dr. Andrew Young, Director
Email: andrew.p.young@usm.edu