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Popular Music Performance Certificate
Semester Hours:  35.5
Effective Term: Fall 2013
Prerequisites: The soloist or group must perform a live audition for the coordinator of the Entertainment Industry Technology program. Program acceptance is based on approval.
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Popular Music Performance Certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the music entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and skill set needed for song writing and all aspects of live popular music performance and recording.

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Recommended Proficiencies: RDG094

Course Requirements
Popular Music Performance Certificate (35.5 Credits)

Signal Peak Campus

Total Credits: 35.5

The Popular Music Performance Certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the music entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and skill set needed for song writing and all aspects of live popular music performance and recording.

Prerequisite: The soloist or group must perform a live audition for the coordinator of the Entertainment Industry Technology program. Program acceptance is based on approval.

Core Requirements (35.5)
EIT100 History of Rock n' Roll (3)
EIT101 Introduction to Entertainment (3)
EIT120 Entertainment Law (3)
EIT130 Live Audio Production I (3)
EIT140 Introduction to Lighting (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
EIT170 Performance Skills I (1) - Must enroll two (2) times for credit
EIT171 Songwriting I (2)
EIT203 Entertainment Capstone Project (2)
EIT221 Entertainment Marketing and Promotion (3)
EIT222 Artist Management (3)
EIT272 Songwriting II (2)
MTC100 Music Fundamentals (3)
MTC101 Aural Fundamentals (.5)

Other Requirements
Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn a minimum of one-third of required Certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Assess the different genres, styles and characteristics of modern western-culture music and explain how this influences trends in music production, songwriting, performance and the entertainment job market.
2. (Analysis Level) Examine the various occupations, careers and job opportunities within the entertainment industry, the functions of each and the paths to job placement.
3. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the various stages of music production, the tools, processes and techniques to create commercially competitive recordings, productions and all aspects of a live musical performance, including presentation, instrumentation and technique to improve the public performance of live music.
4. (Analysis Level) Identify the diverse legal aspects of the music business, including how the industry has been shaped by entertainment law, the business of managing artists and performers and the challenges facing a rapidly evolving industry.
5. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the optimal conditions for live audio reinforcement and stage illumination for public events, including a design of the equipment, theory, best practices, processes and scenarios, as well as the technical, maintenance and procedural measures of successfully executing live public performances.
6. (Synthesis Level) Incorporate the skills of successful marketing campaigns, advertising, branding and promotion of artists, venues, entertainment-related products and services, and how to maximize effectiveness and fiscal resources.
7. (Analysis Level) Identify the characteristics of a well-written song, and explain the subtleties between songs/musical compositions that are effective or ineffective at being appealing and eliciting an emotional response, and improve the process and effectiveness of creating musical compositions, lyrics or arrangements.
8. (Synthesis Level) Summarize the practical application of various entertainment-related disciplines in order to showcase and exhibit a working knowledge of applying comprehensive inter-disciplinary skills to achieve a milestone accomplishment in the music business.
9. (Evaluation Level) Describe the fundamentals of music theory and acoustic characteristics and how they can influence and affect musical aesthetics, their applications, implementations and interpretations as they relate to modern music composition.
Standards for Program
No