Students are provided with the opportunity to learn the requisite skills needed to succeed in the recording arts and music business industries. You'll explore the workings of the music industry, but also study to understand and perform music in an exciting, hands-on learning environment. Students will also learn the fundamentals of analog and digital audio recording systems with extensive hands-on experiences in our two new recording studios. Your career will be significantly enhanced with a complete general education, in the context of a four-year fully accredited bachelors program.
The music business program is a true inter-disciplinary venture designed to help you understand the creation and marketing components of the music industry. You'll study the fundamentals of publishing, copyright, royalties, recording contracts, and artist management. Classes in recording, business, and economics—combined with internships and the natural synergy with the music- recording program—result in a unique and effective education that will help prepare you for a successful career in the music industry.
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.
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.