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Artist and Venue Management AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  66
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Artist and Venue Management AAS Degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of business, entertainment law, marketing, management and the ability to manage entertainment facilities or performers.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Artist and Venue Management AAS
Total Credits: 66

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3) (Recommended)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
EIT100 History of Rock n' Roll (3) (Recommended)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Science requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (Recommended)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, OS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from, the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Physical and Biological Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (47)
ACC100 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
ACC121 Income Tax Fundamentals (3)
BUS100 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS122 Small Business Management (3)
BUS190 Applied Business Management (3)
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)
EIT101 Introduction to Entertainment (3)
EIT120 Entertainment Law (3)
EIT130 Live Audio Production I (3)
EIT140 Lighting I (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
EIT203 Entertainment Capstone Project (2)
EIT221 Entertainment Marketing and Promotion (3)
EIT222 Artist Management (3)
EIT223 Events and Venue Management (3)
EIT296 Entertainment Internship (3)

Other Requirements (0-3)
Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (0-3):
Select one:
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC
a minimum of 66 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present.
2. (Evaluation Level) Compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles.
3. (Evaluation Level) Interpret and explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry.
4. (Synthesis Level) Conduct sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
5. (Application Level) Operate a standard computerized lighting control console.
6. (Synthesis Level) Create a recording project using Pro-Tools.
7. (Evaluation Level) Assess an internship experience in relation to previous course work, completed contract(s), and future employment opportunities.
8. (Synthesis Level) Prepare a completed project to the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum for evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s), and guidelines.
9. (Synthesis Level) Develop a self-promotion package.
10. (Synthesis Level) Create a career plan for a fictional artist(s) that includes:
a) developing a strategy
b) setting benchmarks
c) developing a budget
d) launching the career
e) fostering the career
f) planning a small tour.
11. (Synthesis Level) Devise the specific elements of staging a particular event to include a stage plan, lighting, sound reinforcement, hospitality/catering, and aesthetic appeal.
12. (Application Level) Employ classroom instruction in the Entertainment Industry Technology program to a practical work experience situation.
13. (Synthesis Level) Manage a complete set of accounting records for a sole proprietorship, including the financial statements and completion of the accounting cycle.
14. (Application) Prepare tax forms and schedules manually and using computer software.
15. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of business ownership, including entrepreneurship.
16. (Synthesis Level) Prepare a business plan and explain the plan's importance.
17. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain various management tools and models which aid managers.
18. (Synthesis Level) Design web pages that attract and retain users.
Standards for Program
None