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Entertainment Industries Technology

Course Code
EIT 160  Credits
Title Introduction to the Entertainment Industry 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An overview of the entertainment industry. Students will learn to identify common core technologies and business practices that cross over all areas in entertainment.  



Course Code
EIT 161  Credits
Title Introduction to Copyright and Trademark Law 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will examine the principal areas of federal copyright and trademark law as they specifically relate to the entertainment industry. Main areas of study will include: music, film, theater, television, and other multi-media industries. Related legal areas such as defamation, rights of privacy and publicity, and methodology which will center around statutory and basic entertainment case law analysis will also be discussed.  



Course Code
EIT 180  Credits
Title Critical Listening and Sound Analysis I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to critical listening for sound production.  



Course Code
EIT 181  Credits
Title Audio Technology Theory 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introductory course in audio terminology and theory. Students will be introduced to standard audio production gear (EQ, Compression, Effects) and its operation. Principles will be presented through readings, recording, and lectures. Hands-on sessions will provide opportunities for basic skills acquisition. Students must attend scheduled events on some evenings and weekends as part of this course. 



Course Code
EIT 182  Credits
Title Introduction to Audio Recording 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introductory course in audio recording. Students will be introduced to standard audio recording processes within different areas of the entertainment industry.  



Course Code
EIT 261  Credits
Title Legal and Ethical Issues in Entertainment 
Lasc Area Goal 9  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course examines legal and ethical issues in the entertainment field. Intellectual property areas studied include: music, film, theatre, media arts, and other entertainment sectors pertaining to consumers as well as those who participate in the creation of such media, including: digital/copyright issues; publishing, licensing and distribution; the role of attorneys, managers, agents, and unions; ethical issues in the manufacture of "talent," cultural appropriation and exploitation, and popular entertainment issues of censorship, race, and misogyny. MnTC Goal 9.  



Course Code
EIT 280  Credits
Title Critical Listening and Sound Analysis II 
Prerequisite EIT 180 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The second of a two-course sequence. Students will learn to identify specific recording techniques and their role in a final production. Students will be required to devote significant time to assigned listening of recordings, audio/video works and live performances.  



Course Code
EIT 281  Credits
Title Studio and Live Productions 
Prerequisite EIT 182 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course discusses proper recording techniques for live and studio performances. Principles will be presented through readings, recording, lectures and hands-on training.  



Course Code
EIT 361  Credits
Title Entertainment Activity 
Prerequisite EIT 261 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual activity based on students chosen entertainment emphasis. Most of the class will involve hands on production work. Class participants will further hone their learned skills in a professional working environment under the supervision of an instructor. Students must be prepared to work at nights, weekends and off campus for some events. Must be repeated four (4) times for credit.  



Course Code
EIT 362  Credits
Title Artist and Venue Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will cover a variety of topics related to managing artists and venues of varying types and sizes. Students will need to be available to tour certain facilities on certain evenings or weekends as part of this course.  



Course Code
EIT 381  Credits
Title Studio Projects 
Prerequisite EIT 281 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A course that teaches equipment and techniques of studio audio production including, multi-track recording, microphone techniques, mixing and use of effects devices.  



Course Code
EIT 382  Credits
Title Live Sound Reinforcement and Recording 
Prerequisite EIT 281 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Course focuses on live sound reinforcement/recording. Students will gain experience in the set-up and operation of sound reinforcement systems and audio processing devices. Live microphone techniques for reinforcement and recording will be studied. Additionally, students will learn necessary organizational skills required to successfully oversee an event. Students must attend certain events on evenings and weekends.  



Course Code
EIT 383  Credits
Title Sound for Film and Video 
Prerequisite EIT 182 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Course designed to explore location sound basics, and producing audio for film and video. Topics include: Basics of audio and sound systems, digital audio formats, MIDI, hard-disk recording, sequencing, editing, and mastering. Sound design and multi-channel audio will also be discussed.  



Course Code
EIT 461  Credits
Title Entertainment Entrepreneurship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Seminar covering broad range of current topics related to the entertainment industry.  



Course Code
EIT 463  Credits
Title Entertainment Case Law 
Prerequisite EIT 261 and PARA 350 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will closely and critically analyze the major cases that define various concepts of the entertainment industry. This will include seminal cases in the area of Fair Use, Co-Authorship, Royalties, Film Distribution and other essential entertainment sector aspects. Methodology will be via readings and briefing of US case law. We will also spend time explaining how the court system of the United States works. 



Course Code
EIT 469  Credits
Title Internship 
Prerequisite EIT 461 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Internship in an entertainment-related field. Students wishing to enroll must get approval from their academic advisor. A maximum of 3 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
EIT 481  Credits
Title Advance Studio Projects 
Prerequisite EIT 381 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual projects in studio production. Must be repeated for credit for EIT major.  



Course Code
EIT 492  Credits
Title Professional Seminar 
Prerequisite EIT 461 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Capstone course in Entertainment Industries and Technology. Students will present written research within their chosen sector of the entertainment industry, and distill their findings into a professional portfolio.