Music Industry Arts

Courses

Music Industry Arts-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
WRIT-1037Reason & Writing 1-Contemporary Media3
This course will introduce contemporary media students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
PROD-1058Audio Workstation 12
An introductory course that focuses on the basics of audio editing, synthesis and production using ProTools. This course identifies and introduces production techniques used in current music software production.
MUSC-1011Music, Writing & Analysis 13
This course will offer the student the skills needed to bridge the gap between music theory and its application to current musical environments, both in the recording studio and live performance. This course will also examine a history of popular music in North America in the 20th century, with a focus on those aspects relevant to the development of the commercial music industry in Canada and the U.S. This semester covers the period from the development of early Blues in the American south to the masters of instrumental and vocal styles and current trends including musical theater productions.
PROD-1061Music Production 12
This course is designed to give the student a theoretical and practical working knowledge of music production and the role of the music producer/artist developer in a current recording environment
MUSC-1014Artist Development 12
A study of the major creative and business components that form the foundation of today's music industry with an emphasis on how they are interconnected and interdependent.
PROD-1059Social Media & Performance 12
This course will introduce the student to various topics in the music industry with an artist development/management perspective. Topics include income streams for artists as well as contracts and contract negotiations through the study of the manager/artist relationship. The student will also get hands on experience with artist performance and performance critique.
RCRD-1018Audio Engineering Lab 11.5
This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge of the modern recording studio. Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to properly use microphones, process them through the recording console, utilize various pieces of signal processing equipment and mix in a stereo analog / digital format.


Group 2
Take RCRD-1016 or RCRD-1017
RCRD-1016Audio Engineering 1-Inclusive1
This course is designed to connect the theoretical, technical, creative and emotional sides of the recording process with an emphasis on women in the music industry and women in the Music Industry Arts program. Completion of this course will enable student to bridge the gap between the highly technical aspects of recording engineering with the emotional connection that music has on the listener.
RCRD-1017Audio Engineering 11
This course is designed to connect the theoretical, technical, creative and emotional sides of the recording process. Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to bridge the gap between the highly technical aspects of recording engineering with the emotional connection that music has on the listener.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
COMM-3075Communications for Media3
This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of media, focuses on professional written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the media workplace in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.
PROD-3032Audio Workstation 22
A continuation of PROD 1058, this course further focuses on editing, recording, mixing and music production utilizing Avid Pro Tools.
MUSC-3009Music, Writing & Analysis 23
A practical course designed to equip the student with the highly technical level of aural accuracy required to function in the music industry. The student will develop the ability to assess accuracy of intonation, rhythm, scales and degrees of the scale, intervals, triads and chords, as well as to recognize errors in the reading of music. The student will also be exposed to a wide range of timbres, both acoustic and synthesized. This course also offers an analysis of artists and their production techniques of popular music from 1930-present, with focus on those aspects relevant to the development of the commercial music industry internationally
MUSC-3012Artist Development 22
A continuing study of the major creative and business components that form the foundation of today's music industry including some practical applications of knowledge learned.
PROD-3027Social Media & Performance 22
This semester will introduce the student to a more in depth exploration of artist management and live performance as well as legal issues presented in semester one. Where does the artist fit into the business and how can the Management assure the best use of the Artists talents? Creative, Business and Legal aspects of the relationship will be examined and examples will be discussed to reinforce the knowledge learned in the lectures. Artist's careers will be put under the microscope for good and bad decisions. Various contracts germane to the subject will be presented. The student will also get hands on experience with artist performance and performance critique. A social media component will also be explored.
PROD-3029Music Production 22
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the elements involved in establishing a plan and execution of music recordings.
MUSC-1015Miskasowin3
This course provides students the opportunity to identify, explore, and share miskasowin, as well as discover music from alternative perspectives. Students will engage in reflective practice through conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. Each student's learning journey will investigate their own miskasowin and the role that music has played to impact their daily existence.
RCRD-3005Audio Engineering Lab 21.5
This course is a continuation of the practical experience gained in Audio Engineering Lab 1 and is designed to provide the student with additional theoretical and practical knowledge of the modern recording studio. Upon completion of this course, each student will possess the ability to record/ mix and utilize the studio to complete various music recordings.


Group 2
Take RCRD-3003 or RCRD-3004
RCRD-3003Audio Engineering 2-Inclusive1
This course is a continuation of Audio Engineering 1- Inclusive and builds on previous concepts and techniques with an emphasis on women in the music industry and women in the Music Industry Arts program. This course is an equivalent to Audio Engineering 2 and is open to anyone but is designed to be a section for the women in MIA. With a focus on mixing concepts students will discover the technical ways to bring out the emotion in a recording.
RCRD-3004Audio Engineering 21
This course is a continuation of Audio Engineering 1 and builds on previous concepts and techniques. There is a focus on mixing concepts used in modern recording studios. Students will discover the technical ways to bring out the emotion in a mix.

Level 3
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DIGL-1029Audio Post Production 12
An audio production course that utilizes audio software, soundware and techniques for use in post production. Diverse sound production is covered through the use of audio, MIDI, virtual instruments, control surfaces and Quicktime video. Hands on applications include sound production, sound design, music creation, editing to picture, and sound effects layback and mixing to picture and basic video editing.
MUSC-3013Artist Development 34
A course designed to give the student the information to make an informed career choice and the theoretical knowledge to function in an entry-level position in the entertainment industry. Artist Development and its emerging roles in the new music industry as well as business ethics will be examined.
PROD-3033Music Production 32
This course is designed to give the student an advanced level of knowledge and practice of the elements involved in establishing and executing a plan and budget for the production of music recordings from the demo or creation stage to the final master.
MUSC-3014Music Industry Connection 12
This course exposes the student to a wide base of knowledge from within the industry and also utilizes resources to prepare for a meaningful career in the music industry. Topics will focus on personal skills and self-awareness, changes in the economic community that impact the music business, time management, resumes and interviews, operating your own business, the cultural environment and creativity, the impact of media on society, leadership, and the ongoing need to keep up with change. Guest lecturers will be brought in to supplement curriculum.
RCRD-3002Audio Engineering Lab 32.5
This course is designed to provide demonstrations and practical hands-on experience in the modern large format multi track audio recording studio, using Pro Tools HD software and hardware technology along with a SSL Duality mixing consoles and various peripherals including outboard processors.
PROD-1060Live Sound Production1
Students will construct high quality mixes for live sound production. Microphones, cabling, eq, compression, pa cabinets, processing will be explored. Various musical and non musical scenarios will be built and practiced.

Level 4
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
RCRD-5001Audio Engineering Lab 42.5
This course is primarily designed to provide demonstrations, practical hands-on experiences and lectures in the modern sound recording studios, using contemporary audio technology. This theory portion of the course is a basic 'open forum' where students and the professor will discuss related aspects of the subject matter covered in the lab classes.
DIGL-3025Audio Post Production 22
An intermediate hands-on audio post production course that utilizes audio software and video software. The 4 main areas of sound for picture are covered: dialog, sound effects, music and foley. Applications include audio production, video production, Internet delivery, broadcast, audio and video post production, sound design and multimedia. Term project(s) will be assigned. Students will build projects for use within a market ready portfolio.
MUSC-5003Artist Development 44
Designed to give the student the information to make an informed career choice and the theoretical and practical knowledge to excel in an entry level position in the music industry.
PROD-5009Music Production 42
This course provides the knowledge and musical awareness needed to interact on a professional level in a recording scenario. The musicality of the recording, layering and mixing process is stressed throughout. Topics include the properties of sound, recognition of instruments and their performance methods, and technical audio ear training. Musical instruments will be covered with analysis of their individual properties, how they relate to each other and they can be altered and layered to create techniques to enhance a music production. A look at how processing affects the sonic structure of the sound.
MUSC-3015Music Industry Connection 22
This course exposes the student to a wide base of knowledge and develops skills to help prepare for a meaningful career in the music industry. Arranging, producing, organizing, promoting, and marketing 'Share the Land' concert will challenge the student with a practical real world community outreach project. Other topics will focus on personal skills and self-awareness, changes in the economic community that impact the music business, time management, resumes and interviews, operating your own business, the cultural environment and creativity, the impact of media on society, leadership, and the ongoing need to keep up with change. Guest lecturers will be brought in on a regular basis.
PROD-3031Live Production 21
Students will continue to explore live sound reinforcement for music and corporate environments, including audio and video projection in a live environment.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education Credits -
Normally taken in Levels 3 and 4

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 18 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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