DMI Courses

 
These DMI courses are currently listed under the College of Arts and Sciences in the course catalog, under the title of DMI (Delta Music Institute).

DMI 100. INTRODUCTION TO MULTIMEDIA: iLIFE. This course is designed to introduce students to digital media skills and the Macintosh OS. The focus is on the creation and integration of audio, video, and digital photography using Apple’s iLife suite and other media creations tools. 3

DMI 101. ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SURVEY. An overview of the various areas of and career opportunities in the entertainment and recording industries. 3

DMI 116. FUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND COGNITION. Introduction to the musical vocabulary and concepts used in the entertainment industry (for non- music majors). 3

DMI 117. THE NASHVILLE NUMBER SYSTEM. Aural and visual representation of musical vocabulary using non-traditional notation and contemporary number- ing techniques. Prerequisite: DMI 116. 3

DMI 202. COMPUTER AUDIO SKILLS I. Theory and application of MIDI, sequencing, software instruments, effects, audio editing, and notation in Logic Pro. Prerequisites: DMI 100; Co-requisites: DMI 211. 3

DMI 203. COMPUTER AUDIO SKILLS II. Theory and application in sequencing, sampling, software instruments, effects and audio editing in ProTools. Prerequisites: DMI 100 or permission of instructor; Co-requisite: DMI 311. 3

DMI 210. THE CRAFT OF SONGWRITING. An introduction to the craft of pop- ular songwriting. Topics include analysis of popular songs, lyric writing, compar- ison of styles and genres, and development of individual creativity. 3

DMI 211. RECORDING STUDIO THEORY AND PRACTICE I. Introduction to basic principles of audio recording, microphone theory and application, signal processing, and playback. Prerequisites: DMI 100, MAT 104; Co-requisite: DMI 202. 3,2

DMI 214. LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT I. Introduction to the methods and techniques applied in live sound reinforcement. Prerequisite: MAT 104; Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: DMI 211. 3

DMI 300. ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP. This course is designed to give students an overview of various elements in the preparation of a comprehensive independent entertainment project. Elements of project develop- ment will include artist and product development, publicity, promotion, and per- formance in an entrepreneurial context. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. 3

DMI 302. HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC. An overview of the development of recording technology from 1900-present, and its influence on classic recordings. 3

DMI 305. APPLIED GUITAR. Applied instruction in commercial guitar. 1-4.

DMI 306. APPLIED BASS GUITAR. Applied instruction in commercial bass guitar. 1-4.

DMI 310. THE BUSINESS OF SONGWRITING. A continuation of the study of the craft of popular songwriting, along with an introduction to music publishing and song marketing. Topics include co-writing, specialty markets, demo produc- tion, song contracts. Prerequisite: DMI 100, 210. 3

DMI 311. RECORDING STUDIO THEORY AND PRACTICE II. Principles and applications of multi-track recording, advanced microphone techniques, and related monitoring. Pre-Req: DMI 211/SRT 111; Pre or Co-Req: DMI 203. PHY 210. 3, 2

DMI 314. LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT II. Advanced methods and tech- niques applied in live sound reinforcement. Prerequisite: DMI 214. 3

DMI 315. ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT MARKETING. An exploration of online- based tools and emerging technologies used for sales and marketing of recorded product. Use of data and analytics, widgets, third-party social networking sites, and electronic communication strategies will be reviewed. Prerequisites: DMI 300 or written permission of instructor. 3

DMI 320. AUDIO PRODUCTION. This course instructs students in basic skills of audio production, business practices associated with the recording studio, and an overview of critical listening and post-production. Prerequisites: DMI 100, 101. 3

DMI 322. CRITICAL LISTENING. Introduction and guided training of frequency, equalization, delay, and reverb through the analysis of sound recordings. Prerequisite: DMI 311; PHY 210. 3

DMI 325. CONCERT PROMOTION AND TOURING. An in-depth study of con- cert promotion and touring from the dual perspective of the business promoter and the touring artist. Prerequisite: DMI 101. 3

DMI 331. AUDIO MONITORING AND MIXING. Audio recording and mixing theory and application. Prerequisite: DMI 322. 3

DMI 361. APPLIED ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT: OL’SKOOL REVUE. Day to day application of business, technical, and creative practices for the DMI blues/R&B/soul/funk band. Prerequisite: instructor approval/audition. 1

DMI 362. APPLIED ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT: DELTAROX. Day to day application of business, technical, and creative practices for the DMI Classic Rock band. Prerequisite: instructor approval/audition. 1

DMI 415. ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY COPYRIGHTS AND CONTRACTS. Business and legal principles in the areas of music publishing, recording con- tracts, booking agreements, artist management, touring, and merchandise. Course material will include contracts, licenses, copyright registration, trademark infor- mation, and practical checklists. Prerequisite: DMI 101 or permission of instructor. 3

DMI 419. RECORD LABEL PRACTICUM I. This is the first of two courses in the practicum. Both courses must be completed sucessfully in sequence for the entire practicum to be graded. This two-semester course provides students both a theo- retical foundation and practical experience in the planning, development, execu- tion, and marketing of an audio production master for DSU’s student-run record label, Fighting Okra Records. Students in the Record Label Practicum are respon- sible for identifying, signing, and developing the artist(s) featured on the record- ing. Prerequisite: DMI 101. 2

DMI 420. RECORD LABEL PRACTICUM II. This is the second of two courses in the practicum. Both courses must be completed sucessfully in sequence for the entire practicum to be graded. This two-semester course provides students both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the planning, development, execution, and marketing of an audio production master for DSU’s student-run record label, Fighting Okra Records. Students in the Record Label Practicum are responsible for identifying, signing, and developing the artist(s) featured on the recording. Prerequisite: DMI 419. 2

DMI 425. LIVE EVENT PRACTICUM I. This is the first of two courses in the practicum. Both courses must be completed successfully in sequence for the entire practicum to be graded.This two-semester course provides students both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the planning, development, execution, and promotion of live events in campus and community venues. Prerequisite: DMI 101; Co-requisite: DMI 325. 2

DMI 426. LIVE EVENT PRACTICUM II. This is the second of two courses in the practicum. Both courses must be completed successfully in sequence for the entire practicum to be graded. This two-semester course provides students both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the planning, development, execution, and promotion of live events in on and off campus venues. Prerequisite: DMI 425; Corequisite: DMI 325. 2

DMI 435. SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM AND VISUAL MEDIA. Instruction in basic sound design, including Foley, ADR (automated dialogue replacement), sounds effects, and the integration of music, sound effects, and dialogue into visual media. Prerequisite: DMI 202 or permission of instructor. 3

DMI 441. SENIOR PROJECT. Advanced theory and applications in audio record- ing, mixing, and mastering for producing a production-ready audio master, or the planning, development, and execution of entertainment industry studies-related project. Prerequisite: DMI 331 or permission of instructor. 3

DMI 442. INTERNSHIP. Orientation and preparation for internship in a profes- sional entertainment industry or media environment. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3-6

DMI 492. INDEPENDENT STUDIES. Current developments in entertainment Industries. 1-6

 

 

 

 


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