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EIT 101 Introduction to Entertainment
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: An introduction to the live entertainment event industry, including survey of industry, job descriptions and employment opportunities, technical requirements, and basic operation of various live performance and other venues.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe, discuss, and identify careers in the music industry including job titles within several career tracks.
2. (Knowledge Level) Name and define professional organizations.
3. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain technical components of recording, live sound reinforcement and live performance lighting.
4. (Synthesis Level) Summarize marketing principles in the entertainment industry.
5. (Comprehension Level) Discuss basic legal issues in the entertainment industry.
6. (Application Level) Discover standards for performance venues and events.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Accurately describe and explain major career tracks within the industry and their related job titles.
2. Correctly explain the unique characteristics of employment in the industry.
3. Based on what is discussed in class, assess the unique lifestyle associated with employment in the entertainment industry.
4. Accurately identify and describe the major unions and professional organizations within the entertainment industry.
5. Properly identify and describe the major technical components of a recording studio, and the general recording process.
6. Properly identify and describe the major technical components of live sound reinforcement systems.
7. Properly identify and describe the major technical components utilized in live performance lighting.
8. Relate principles of major marketing channels and promotion in the entertainment industry with specificity.
9. Discuss the recent advent of digital music and its impact on the industry.
10. Accurately explain the application of copyright law and protection in the entertainment industry.
11. Correctly analyze and interpret an artist/group technical rider/performance contract.
12. Properly list and explain the major types of performance venues, their specific advantages/disadvantages, and their specific technical needs.
13. Discuss the major areas of safety involved with live performance events according to industry standards.