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MMP 100- Survey of the Music Industry
An overview of the recording, entertainment, and performing arts industries. Topics will include music merchandising, contracts and licensing, songwriting, publishing, live performance, and other career opportunities. An examination of the historical, aesthetic, and commercial developments of the music industry in the United States will be discussed.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 3
Permission: N
Co-requisite: none
Prerequisite: none

MMP 125 - Acoustics
An introduction to physical acoustics and psychoacoustics, with an emphasis on music and audio applications. Topics include the physical properties of sound, wave mechanics, acoustic measurements, tuning and temperament, and perceptual properties of sound. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 3
Permission: Y
Co-requisite: none
Prerequisite: none

MMP 220 - Introduction to Electronics and Studio Maintenance
An introduction to basic electronics as they apply to audio components. Topics also include basic studio testing and repair.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 2
Permission: Y
Co-requisite: none
Prerequisite: none

MMP 235 - Recording Technology 1
An introduction to the basics of recording technology. Topics include analog and digital recording systems, microphone design, microphone placement, and basic mixing techniques. Prerequisite: C or better grade in MUMET 140; permission of the instructor.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 3
Permission: Y
Prerequisite: MUMET 140
Co-requisite: none

MMP 236 - Recording Technology 2
Continuation of MUMET 235. Topics include multitrack recording, multichannel mixing, signal processing, and problems in multiple microphone arrays and stereo imaging. Laboratory time is mandatory. Prerequisite: MUMET 235; permission of the department chairperson.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 3
Permission: Y
Prerequisite: MUMET 235
Co-requisite: none

MMP 301- Songwriting 1
A continuation in the study of form, lyric development, and melodic structure of contemporary songwriting for commercial entertainment applications. An examination of leadsheet writing, demo production, copyright protection, and publishing of commercial songs are also provided. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 2
Permission: Y

MMP 302- Songwriting 2 
A continuation in the study of form, lyric development, and melodic structure of contemporary songwriting for commercial entertainment applications. Basic music business aspects directly related to songwriters will also be discussed. Prerequisite: MUMET 301; permission of the instructor. 
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 2
Permission: Y


MMP 330 - Recording Workshop
An advanced course in recording technology. Individual problems in recording master tapes of solo, ensemble, and large group repertoire. Each project requires seminar and laboratory participation. Prerequisite: MUMET 236; permission of the department chairperson. A total of 4 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 1-2
Permission: Y
Prerequisite: MUMET 236
Co-requisite: none

MMP 335- Mixing and Mastering
An advanced lecture and project-oriented course centered on the audio production processes of mixing and mastering. Topics will include aesthetics of a mix as well as various processes and techniques relevant to music production. Students will engage in extensive critical listening throughout the course 
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 3
Permission: Y
Prerequisite: MUMET 236
Co-requisite: none

MMP 430 - Production Workshop
An advanced course in technical application of music production oriented toward independent projects. Projects require a production product such as a technical demonstration, a broadcast quality program, an album, or an intermedia performance. Prerequisite: two hours of MUMET 330; permission of the department chairperson.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 3
Permission: Y
Prerequisite: MUMET 330
Co-requisite: none

MMP 491 - Independent Study in Music Media Production
Study of music engineering-related topic using reading, analysis, research, and development. Prerequisite: permission of the program director. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 1-3
Permission: Y
Co-requisite: none
Prerequisite: none

MMP 495 - Project/Recital
Senior MET project-recital. The project, in consultation with MET faculty, may take the form of a composition recital, lecture recital, or significant development project with lecture presentation. Prerequisite: permission of the MET program director.
College: Fine Arts
Hours: 3
Permission: Y
Co-requisite: none
Prerequisite: none

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