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 Arts skills and the Macintosh OS. The focus is on the creation and integration of music, video, and digital photography using Apple’s
iLife suite and other media creations tools. 3

DMI 101. MUSIC INDUSTRY SURVEY. An overview of the various areas of and career opportunities in the music and recording industry. 3

DMI 116. MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS FOR RECORDING INDUSTRY I. An introduction to reading and writing music. Topics include key and time signatures, scales, melody, harmony, and chords (For non music majors). 3

DMI 117. MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS FOR RECORDING INDUSTRY II. Development of aural skills for application in the recording industry. Topics include song form and the Nashville Number System (for non-music majors).
Prerequisite: DMI 116. 3

DMI 202. COMPUTER SKILLS FOR MUSICIANS I. Theory and application of MIDI, sequencing, software instruments, effects, audio editing, and notation in Logic Pro. Prerequisites: DMI 100; Co-requisites: DMI 211/SRT 111. 3

DMI 203. COMPUTER SKILLS FOR MUSICIANS II. Theory and application in sequencing, sampling, software instruments, effects and audio editing in ProTools. Prerequisites: DMI 100; Co-requisites: DMI 311; SRT 112. 3

DMI 210. THE CRAFT OF SONGWRITING. An introduction to the craft of popular songwriting. Topics include analysis of song form and structure, development of lyric and melody, comparison of styles and genres, and nurturing of individual
creativity. Professional songs are analyzed, and student songs are created and critiqued in class. 3

DMI 211/SRT 111. 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; Corequisite:
DMI 202. 3,2

DMI 214. LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT I. Introduction to the techniques and ear training involved in live sound reinforcement. Prerequisite: MAT 104; Prerequisites or Co-requisites: DMI 211/SRT 111. 3

DMI 300. INDIE MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP. This course is designed to give students an overview of various topics related to the preparation of a comprehensive independent music project. Topics will include artist and product development,
publicity, promotion, and performance 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 production,
song contracts. Professional songs are analyzed, and student songs are created
and critiqued in class. Prerequisite: DMI 100, 210. 3

DMI 311/SRT 112. 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 techniques and ear training involved in live sound reinforcement. Prerequisite: DMI 214. 3

DMI 315. ONLINE MUSIC MARKETING.
An exploration of online-based tools and emerging technologies used for music sales and marketing. 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. MUSIC PRODUCTION I.
This course instructs students in basic skills of music production, business practices associated with the recording studio, and an overview of critical listening and post-production. Prerequisites: DMI 100,
101. 3

DMI/SRT 322. CRITICAL LISTENING. Introduction to principles and applications in sound system design and construction, monitoring theory, musical acoustics, and acoustic psychology. Prerequisite: DMI 311/SRT 112; PHY 210. 3,2

DMI 325. CONCERT PROMOTION AND TOURING.
An in-depth study of multiple facets of two related music industry areas; music promotion from a business promoter’s point of view and concert touring from an artist’s point of view.
Prerequisite: DMI 101. 3

DMI/SRT 331. AUDIO MONITORING AND MIXING I.
Audio recording and mixing theory and application. Prerequisite: DMI/SRT 322. 3,2

DMI 335. DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING FOR EDUCATORS. An introduction to digital audio recording techniques and software (Garage Band, etc.) for application in educational settings. Prerequisite: Basic computer competency. 2

DMI 361. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE/OL’SKOOL REVUE. Commercial music ensemble studying and performing the hits of the blues, R&B, soul, and funk genres. Prerequisite: instructor approval/audition. 1,1

DMI 362. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE/DELTAROX. Commercial music ensemble studying and performing the hits from the Classic Rock genre. Prerequisite: Instructor approval/audition. 1,1

DMI 370. HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC. Covers the history of electronic music and uses current technology for students to recreate specific styles of electronic music. Prerequisite: DMI 202 or written permission of
instructor. 3

DMI 415. MUSIC BUSINESS COPYRIGHTS AND CONTRACTS. Basic music business and legal principles in the areas of music publishing, recording contracts, booking agreements, artist management, touring, and merchandise. Course
material will cover contracts, licenses, copyright registration, trademark information, 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 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 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 421. INDEPENDENT PROJECTS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC. This course is designed to give students an opportunity to work independently in the Computer Lab; to apply skills and techniques learned in Computer Skills for Musicians and
History and Practice of Electronic Music, toward the realization of a creative electronic music or digital audio project. Prerequisite: DMI 202. 3

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, an the integration of music and dialogue into visual media.
Prerequisite: DMI 202. 3  

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

DMI/SRT 442. INTERNSHIP. Orientation and preparation for internship in a professional music industry or media environment. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3-6, 6

DMI 461. THE BLUES. This course will examine how The Blues changed America and the world. In general, it is an interdisciplinary analysis of African American history, music and culture. In particular, it is an investigation of the
Mississippi Delta blues and the social, political, and economic content from which it arose. 3

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

 

 

 

 

 


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