Recording Industry Production

The Entertainment Industry degree with emphasis in recording industry production is a Bachelor of Science degree that prepares students for participation in the fields of live concert reinforcement, studio engineering and production, remote location recording as well as preparing music for use in multimedia applications like websites, short and long form music videos as well as editing music for use in audiovisual presentations like TV and film. Students are encouraged to complement this degree with a minor in Theater, Film, Music or another program of their choice. All production majors begin with the major core of coursework which includes introductory classes in Mass Communication in general and to the music business in particular, as well a study of copyright basics. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our multiple, extra-curricular opportunities to provide extra hands-on experience. Internships, participation with South City Records and Golden Eagle Sound and Production (student-run record label and production organization) and study abroad opportunities are all available for students eager to make the most of their education.

Recording Industry Core (16 hrs):
MCJ 101 — Survey of Mass Communication
MCJ 103 — Literacy Skills
MCJ 200 — Digital Media Production (MAC laptop required)
EI 200 — Recording Industry Collegium
EI 303 — Recording  Industry Survey
EI 461 — Entertainment Law

Recording Industry Management Major Requirements (21 - 23 hrs): 
EI 300 — Introduction to Audio Production (Writing Intensive) 
EI 345 — Digital Recording
EI 403 — Seminar in Sound Recording (Capstone)

Select two of the following:
EI 430 — Concert Production
MCJ 334/334L — Introduction to Radio Production
MCJ 335/335L — Video Production Techniques
MCJ 340 — Intermediate TV Production
MCJ 440 — Advanced TV Production

Select two of the following:
EI 421 — History of the Recording Industry
EI 431 — Music Publishing
EI 432 — Record Company Operations
PHI 411 — Philosophy of Music
PSY 469 — Psychology of Music

EI/MCJ Electives (3 - 6 hrs):
MCJ 429 — Internship (Strongly recommended)

Non-MCJ Requirements:
MUS 120 — Music Theory for Non-majors
MUS 165 — The Enjoyment of Music
PSY 110 — General Psychology

Students wanting to pursue a major in recording industry production should stop by College Hall 106 to fill out the required paperwork. At that time, students will be assigned an adviser specific to the major for advisement. Questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Jonathan Pluskota, assistant professor in recording, through email at Jonathan.Pluskota@usm.edu or by calling 601.266.4258.