Course descriptions

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200. Recording Industry Collegium. 1 hr. Students discuss contemporary music industry topics and current industry issues. Students network and organize production and projects.

300. Introduction to Audio Production. 3 hrs. This course is an introductory overview of the modern audio production theory and practice. It is designed to provide students with both theoretical overview of the audio recording concepts, practice, history, and equipment, as well as, basic hands-on experience with various types of professional audio production instruments and software.

300L. Introduction to Audio Production Lab. 1 hr. Corequisite(s): EI 300. Hands-on experience in audio production including acoustics, harmonics, sound envelopes, metering, signal flow, signal processing, and microphones techniques.

303. Entertainment Industry Survey. 3 hrs. This course is an introductory overview of the entertainment industry's scope, systems and practices encompassing music, broadcast, film and live entertainment

304. Music Industry Entrepreneurship. 3 hrs. Learn the world of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial tools, concepts, and strategies to create innovative ideas in the entertainment industry while examining current challenges faced.

345. Digital Recording. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: EI 300. An introduction of modern audio production, theory, and practice. Provides students with theoretical and practical appreciation of audio recording concepts, practices, and equipment.

345L. Digital Audio Production Lab. 1 hr. Provides students with hands-on experience in audio production and compliments the audio recording concepts and theory taught in corequisite EI 345

370. Talent Management. 3 hrs. This course focuses on a study of the talent management strategies and practices and analysis of the management team's roles

400. Audio Mixing and Mastering. 3 hrs. Provides students with requisite theory and hands-on experience in editing and mixing multi-track recording and mastering stereo audio

403. Seminar in Sound Recording. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: EI 300, 345. This capstone course is a comprehensive study of modern recording, mixing and mastering practices utilizing analog and digital recording methods and signal processing.

419. International Music Industry. 3-6 hrs. This course is an advanced survey of business, legal, marketing, distribution and management aspects of producing and merchandising live music and records on a global basis

421. History of the Recording Industry. 3 hrs. This course covers the historical development of recorded music and traces growth and progress of sound technology

430. Live Production Management. 3 hrs. This course covers practice, equipment and management of technical aspects of live production

431. Music Publishing. 3 hrs. This course is an advanced, in-depth study of the music publishing business

432. Records Company Operations. 3 hrs. This course consists of the analysis of all the aspects of modern record company's operations

441. Live Production Business. 3 hrs. This course covers legal and managerial aspects of domestic and international live entertainment presentations and promotions

451. Sound for the Image. 3 hrs. Focuses on voice, music, and sound effects and the impact they have on the visual image. Addresses principles of recording sound, sound characteristics, acoustics and ergonomics.

461. Entertainment Law. 3 hrs. This course is an overview of the U.S. laws pertaining to the entertainment industry, as well as the analysis of the legal issues impacting the practice of the entertainment business

470. Recording Industry seminar. 3 hrs. Provides a review of the entertainment industry scope: artist management, publishing, copyright, entertainment law, promotions, etc. Portfolio required focused on career interest.


The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)