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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Music and Fine Arts

MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum 0 crs.

Weekly seminars with guest speakers and discussion of current music industry topics. Attendance by music industry majors is required. Open to all students.

MUIN M200 Music Publishing, Copyright, and Contracts 3 crs.

Explores the special character of arts related contractual applications: misappropriations, fair use, works made for hire, etc. Provides understanding of copyright terminology. Explores which authors and composers are protected under copyright statute.

MUIN M205 Legal Issues in the Music Industry 3 crs.

This course covers the legal issues and related information considered as basic knowledge expected of successful practicing musicians who deal with the commercial aspects of music. This includes standard contracts; a foundation of intellectual property, copyright knowledge and terminology, and evolving law; and the basics of music publishing. For students in music industry studies who are not in the B.S. track. It is not for students who have taken or are required to take MUIN M200 Music Publishing, Copyrights, and Contracts.

MUIN M210 Music Enterprises Cash Management 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the pragmatic bookkeeping and cash management skills required of music professionals to manage a music enterprise successfully. It is designed to provide practical knowledge of accounting and finance skills used by music professionals in their careers. To be taken by students in the B.M. track of the music industry studies program as well as minors in the program. It is not for students who have taken or who are required to take MUIN M310 Music Finance.

MUIN M250 Music Marketing and Promotion 3 crs.

An in-depth study of the principles and application of marketing, promotion, and distribution of products and services within the music industry. Case studies of various music products and companies will be studied and analyzed.

MUIN M305 Promotion in the Music Industry 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the pragmatic marketing aspects required of music professionals to promote a music enterprise successfully. The course is not intended for graduates intending to be marketing professionals; rather, the course is designed to provide practical knowledge of promotional strategies used by music professionals in their careers. The chief outcome of the course is the development of an integrated promotion program. To be taken by students in the B.M. track of the music industry studies program or minors in the program. It is not for students who have taken or who are required to take MUIN M250 Music Marketing.

MUIN M310 Music Finance 3 crs.

This course provides students with the financial management knowledge needed to finance and manage cash flows in music enterprises. The following topics are addressed: obtaining capital, cost of capital, budgeting, time value of money, asset valuation, financial statement analysis, and portfolio analysis. Enrollment in this course is normally restricted to students majoring in music industry studies in the College of Music and Fine Arts or students emphasizing Music Industry Studies in the College of Business.

Prerequisites: BA B100 and ECON B200.

MUIN M350 Music Management and Concert Production 3 crs.

A thorough study of how to successfully manage and administer an artist’s career or music organization along with concert production. Topics discussed include: selection of artist and venue, organization and administration, back-timing, financial and legal issues, promotion sponsorship, and settlement. Case studies of successful managers and management companies as well as concerts will be studied and analyzed. Students will develop a written management plan for a musical artist or business and produce a concert.

Prerequisite: MGT B345.

MUIN M400 Music Industry Entrepreneurship 3 crs.

A thorough study of how to successfully start a business within the music industry. Case studies of successful entrepreneurs and their companies will be researched and analyzed. Students will develop a written business plan for their own music industry enterprise.

Prerequisites: MUIN M250, M310, M350.

MUIN M410 Managing Music Enterprises 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the pragmatic management skills required of music professionals to manage a music enterprise successfully. The course is designed to provide practical knowledge of management skills used by music professionals in their careers. To be taken by students in the B.M. track of the music industry studies program or minors in the program. It is not for students who have taken or who are required to take MUIN M350 Music Management and Concert Production.

MUIN M450 Music Industry Senior Seminar 3 crs.

Prepares students to undertake their internship by providing an in-depth study of how to prepare to successfully enter a career path.

MUIN M475 Music Industry Internship 3 crs.

Students will complete a 15-week internship at a company in the music industry that offers a varied, practical, and challenging learning experience. A sponsor from the company and the chair of the music industry studies program will supervise this internship.