Ohio University

Music Production/Recording Industry

This area encourages students to explore the music recording industry and, in addition to teaching skills in audio production, is organized to provide an understanding of the management, creative and leadership roles inside the industry. Students choose from the following classes:

MDIA Foundation/Core (take all five)

  • MDIA 1010 - Evolution of Media
  • MDIA 1020 - Media & Creative Process
  • Production Basics (Choose 2)
    MDIA 1200 - Audio Production Basics
    MDIA 1300 - Digital Media Production Basics
    MDIA 1400 - Video Production Basics
  • MDIA 2010 - Media Analysis and Criticism
  • MDIA 2011 - Business of Media

MDIA Foundation/Core (choose one)

  • MDIA 3150 - Global Media Systems
  • MDIA 3172 - Public Media
  • MDIA 4015 - Media and Development
  • MDIA 4140 - New Media and Communication Technologies
  • MDIA 4141 - Satellite Media and Communications
  • MDIA 4150 - Media and Globalization
  • MDIA 4176 - Technology, Communication, and Culture

This major is currently broken into two tracks: Music Production and Recording Industry.

TRACK 1: MUSIC PRODUCTION

Music Production Intro

  • MDIA 2305 - Recording Industry Survey
  • Choose one of the following:
    MDIA 2300 - Music Production I: Intro Audio
    EM 2140 - Advanced Audio Production

Music Production Intermediate/Advanced Classes

  • MDIA 3300 - Music Production II: Music Recording/Production
  • MDIA 3305 - Music Production: Mixing & Delivery

Music Production Electives

  • MDIA 2100 - Entertainment Law & Finance
  • MDIA 2110 - Media Theory & Research
  • MDIA 3080 - Technical Bases of Media
  • MDIA 3080L - Technical Bases of Media Lab
  • MDIA 3105 - Audience Research
  • MDIA 3306 - Business of Selling Music
  • MDIA 3307 - Music Publishing & Licensing
  • MDIA 3308 - Commerce of the Music Industry
  • MDIA 3810 - Women in Media
  • MDIA 3910 - On-campus Practicum: WOUB
  • MDIA 4100 - Media Laws and Regulations
  • MDIA 4305 - Recording Studio Design/Maintenance
  • MDIA 4705 - Media and Web Delivery
  • EM 2110 - Radio Production and Directing
  • EM 2570 - Broadcast Sales and Advertising

TRACK 2: RECORDING INDUSTRY

Recording Industry Intro

  • MDIA 2305 - Recording Industry Survey

Recording Industry Intermediate/Advanced Classes (ALL THREE)

  • MDIA 3306 - Business of Selling Music
  • MDIA 3307 - Music Publishing & Licensing
  • MDIA 3308 - Commerce of the Music Industry

Recording Industry Electives

  • MDIA 2100 - Entertainment Law & Finance
  • MDIA 2110 - Media Theory & Research
  • MDIA 2300 - Music Production I: Intro Audio
  • MDIA 3080 - Technical Basis of Media
  • MDIA 3080L - Technical Basis of Media (Lab)
  • MDIA 3102 - Media Content Management
  • MDIA 3105 - Audience Research
  • MDIA 3300 - Music Production II
  • MDIA 3810 - Women in Media
  • MDIA 3910 - On-campus Practicum (WOUB)
  • MDIA 4100 - Media Lawes and Regulations
  • MDIA 4705 - Media and Web Delivery
  • MDIA 4903 - Special Topics in Music Production & Industry
  • EM 2110 - Radio Production and Directing
  • EM 2570 - Broadcast Sales and Advertising

Note: a thirteenth class (TBA) is required in this Emphasis Area.