Music Industry + Technology
July 8 - July 26, 2019 (3 weeks)
The music industry is quickly evolving and our three-week Music Industry + Technology program gives you an edge by sharing the latest in technology and business practices. Dive into an immersive, real-world curriculum and collaborate with peers and professionals. Through project simulations, you’ll merge new software skills with your love of music.
Work with a network of professionals in the music and technology industries, from respected performers to master technicians. Coursework combined with trips to music venues and recording studios, guest lectures from professionals, as well as collaborations with summer Jazz musicians elevates your musical expertise.
This immersive program builds the skills and experience needed to understand recording and live sound technologies and independently manage projects. You’ll have access to open lab hours for projects and to sharpen your skills in a variety of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS), in recording, mixing digital audio, and streaming.
You'll leave with fully composed and produced pieces ready for employers and colleges, detailed faculty evaluations, and 3 college credits
All Music Industry + Technology students participate in:
Using state of the art equipment in UArts’ Caplan Recital Hall, students have a hands-on opportunity to learn and apply techniques required to mix music in a live performance setting. The science and theory of acoustics and how we hear are also emphasized. Emerge from this course with a fundamental understanding of the technology and techniques used in live event settings, from concert venues to theaters.
Learn basic digital audio theory along with fundamental application and strategy using Avid Pro Tools. This class includes hands-on tutorials in arranging and mixing concepts, all taught in a campus computer lab equipped with individual Pro Tools workstations
Effective audio recording lies at the heart of the music industry. Discover the approaches, equipment, and principles used in audio recording, including an understanding of signal flow, studio operation workflow and standards, and various microphone types.
Interested in producing, deejaying or managing your own online radio broadcast or an existing web station? This course examines operations within The University of the Arts’ Web radio station, WRTZ, with emphasis on delivery options, programming, and content management.
Intro to Music Business
Understanding the industry’s many sectors and how they interact is the first step to a successful music business career. In this course, students explore music performance, recording, promoting and distribution, examining the revenue models, organizational structures, and business principles of each.
Digital Media + Marketing
Digital media’s rise over the past two decades has turned media production and consumption on their heads, resulting in new industry standards and operations. This course investigates the range of organizations and economic forces involved in digital media production, and their related business practices and policies.
Interdisciplinary Evening Workshops
Students may elect to participate in Interdisciplinary Evening Workshops on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Topics may include acting for the screen, dance/performance for beginners, music + sound art, taxidermy, drawing 101, vocal lab, lyrics + poetry, d.i.y. digital media, film screenings, and more.
Courses in Music Industry + Technology are taught by musicians and music professionals. The majority of our faculty teach in the degree programs at UArts. Our expert instructors are seasoned educators and dedicated artists who enjoy the opportunity to share their expertise and collaborate with the next generation of musicians and music professionals.