Message from the DMI Director
Welcome to the DMI! I am excited about the opportunities ahead for the innovative entertainment industry studies program at the DMI.
The DMI is an independent center under the College of Arts & Sciences at Delta State University. The DMI offers the Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Industry Studies Degree, a unique degree program combining technology, business, and creative coursework specific to the music and entertainment industry.
The DMI Recording Studios opened in the Spring of 2009. Studio A, which features a Neve V3 analog console, was designed to accommodate large scale recording such as symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, and mass choirs. Studio B features an AVID ICON and Pro Tools system to accommodate multiple types of recording and is structured to mix in surround sound. Studio C serves as a small project studio, and the audio transfer room provides opportunity to digitize older forms of media. In addition, the DMI is home to the Mobile Music Lab, a mobile music technology facility serving upper elementary through high school students in the Mississippi Delta.
Our instructors are veterans of the music business who continue to be active in their respective areas. They have over 90 years combined experience in audio engineering, songwriting, production, publishing, performance, and the business of entertainment.
The DMI encourages students to think “outside the box” in an entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary way as they plan for their future after graduation. I invite you to take time to browse our website for an overview of our degree program, our faculty, and of facilities. If you would like to schedule a tour of the DMI, we would be glad to show you around. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our offices at (662) 846-4579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.