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Course Descriptions - MELE

Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE (MELE) MELE 101 Survey of Music & Entertainment Business (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; “C” or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25 Attention is given to the practical application, theoretical foundations, in-depth analysis of organizations as well as general overview of the career opportunities found in the music & entertainment industry. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) MELE 102 Survey of Recording Technology (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; “C” or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25 A study of the major areas of recording technology as related to the music industry. The student receives an overall view of analog and digital technology with attention to its innovations, history and effect on the industry. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) MELE 103 Modern Music & Theory For the Music & Entertainment Professional (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; “C” or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25. Recommended prep: ENG 100. MELE majors only. A modern approach to the fundamentals of music & theory for the contemporary music & entertainment industry. Topics such as critical listening skills, song form analysis, rhythm & harmony, and lead sheet creation will help to strengthen the student’s understanding of musicianship and the creative process. Letter grade only. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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MELE 201 History of the Recording & Entertainment Industry (3) Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 101 A study of the foundations of the recorded music business, which includes the development of record labels, technology-driven changes, and key recordings from 1877 to the present. Also discussed is the formation of the major radio and television networks and the development of the marketing structure whereby recorded music is exposed and sold to consumers. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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MELE 202 Public Relations in the Music & Entertainment Industry (3) Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 101 A practical and theoretical survey in the conceptualization, design and execution of effective public relations in the music & entertainment industry and its influence in other environments, including social media, film & television, and special event management. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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MELE 203 Intellectual Properties in the Music & Entertainment Industry (3) Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 204 A comprehensive study of intellectual property, the rationale for intellectual property protection, current issues involving intellectual property, international intellectual property issues, and the role of intellectual property in the music and entertainment industry. The types of intellectual property covered include copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and patents. Primary emphasis will be on copyright since that is an area of intellectual property most relevant to the music & entertainment industry. (3 hrs. lect. per week) MELE 204 Music Publishing in the Entertainment Industry (3) Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 201 and in MELE 202 A study of the major income streams found in music publishing. Fundamental topics such as types of deals, contracts, music licensing, foreign publishing, and catalog development will be discussed. Students form their own independent music publishing companies and learn the process of signing a songwriter, cutting a demo, and pitching their songs to the appropriate parties. (2 hrs. lect.; 2hrs. lab. per week) MELE 205 Concert and Event Production (3) Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 201 and 202. Recommended prep: ENG 100. MELE majors only. A survey of the concert & special events business with primary emphasis given to the organizations involved in the production and presentation of small to large scale events found in the music & entertainment industry. Students learn the fundamental skills to successfully plan, produce, and present an end-ofsemester concert/special event. (2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab per week) MELE 211 Audio Engineering I (4) Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 102, and in ENG 100 MELE majors only. A detailed study of the technical characteristics and performance of each component of the recording studio. Topics include basic studio electronic signal flow, tape machine operations, dynamic processing, basic microphone use, studio acoustics, session procedures and the role of the assistant engineer. Emphasis is placed on developing audio perception skills for recording engineers. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (2 hrs. lect.; 4 hrs. lab. per week) MELE 212 Digital Audio: Theory and Workstations (3) Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 211 MELE majors only. This course is an introductory study into digital audio and the digital audio workstation (DAW). Topics include, but not limited to, digital audio theory, software and hardware components of a DAW, MIDI, ProTools basics for engineers and industry applications. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

2017-2018 College Catalog  
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