These programs provide students with the opportunity to learn the requisite skills needed to succeed in the recording arts and music business industries. Music business students are introduced to fundamentals of publishing, copyright, royalties, recording contracts and artist management. Recording Arts Technology students will learn the fundamentals of analog and digital audio recording systems with extensive hands-on experiences in our two new recording studios.
Creatio students can expect to learn the latest recording techniques and tried and true production principles as they work alongside industry professionals on university projects and selected commercial clients. Your career in the recording/music industry will be significantly enhanced with a complete general educational experience, in the context of a four-year fully accreted bachelors program.
Music Industry Business is a concentration in the Management degree from the School of Business and Management, with an emphasis in all aspects of the music industry business. Students study not only the components of the music industry, but also study to understand and perform music in an exciting and hands-on learning environment. The entertainment industry is one of the largest industries worldwide. Next to the film industry, the music industry represents the largest component of the entertainment industry. Publishing, marketing, musical instrument sales, record companies, copyrights, management, music production, evolving internet opportunities, and other components of the music industry are explored in the context of understanding and applying business techniques in our digital age. Wherever music is created or heard, there exist employment opportunities.
The Northwest University music business program is a true inter- disciplinary venture designed to create motivated individuals who understand the creation and marketing components of the music industry. Classes in music, business, and economics, combined with internship experience and the natural synergy with the music recording program, result in a unique and effective educational experience focusing on the music industry.
The ministry communication language of the 21st century is technology. Today's church leaders face an ever-increasing demand to utilize the latest communications technologies. The minor in Media Ministry is designed to equip leaders to use these technologies in ministry contexts. It is designed to complement any academic major at Northwest University.
Careers today require effective presentation skills and utilization of modern communication technologies. Classes that introduce the basics of sound characteristics, single and multi-track recording techniques, video technologies, basic lighting and storytelling, as well as teamwork on audio and post-production editing techniques all add up to a successful understanding of essential tools for media communication that can be applied in a variety of contexts.