AP010 – Introduction to Audio Production
In this course, students will learn about professional, project and home studio environments and typical production workflows. Students will also learn about the different job scopes and job functions performed by workers in the audio production industry through readings and observations in field trips. The course also provides hands-on application of Digital Audio Workstations.
FP101 – Fundamentals of Music Theory
This course teaches the fundamentals of music theory with emphasis on the application of form, melody, harmony and rhythm in contemporary popular music. Students will learn to read and write scales, construct triads and seventh chords, identify intervals, and recognize common musical terms and signs. Students will also study bass line motion, chord function, groove, melody-harmony relationship, and notation for the rhythm section to create original compositions.
GE001 – Preparatory English for College
This module teaches students the fundamentals of English language and covers core aspects of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
HM010 – Survey of Pop Music
This course conducts a survey of popular music from the birth of the Blues to present day popular music. Students explore the styles, compositions and artists along with the socio-cultural aspects that contributed to the development of pop music across the decades.
MB101 – Introduction to Music Business
This module provides students with a comprehensive survey/overview of the music industry. Students shall explore the various types of businesses that are closely related to and/or are involved in music making, publishing, recording, retailing, promotions, distribution and management.
MB111 – Principles of Economics
This course introduces students to the study of economics. Students evaluate microeconomic analysis of consumers, businesses, and policy choices related to the goods and services markets. Students will discuss the role of government regulation and its effects to the economy.
MB112 – Business Communications
This course teaches the use of positive and persuasive written and oral communication to establish favorable internal and external environments in business practice. Students will learn to create routine business communication material such as emails, memos, business letters, proposals, presentations, etc. Students will also learn to plan and conduct meetings, with actionable outputs.
MB200 – Principles of Marketing
This course introduces students to fundamental marketing principles and their practical applications. Students learn the elements of the 4Ps of marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion and distribution) along with the 3Cs of marketing analysis (customer analysis, company analysis and competitor analysis). Students will develop problem solving skills and decision-making abilities by learning how to leverage marketing strategies to inform marketing planning.
MB201 – Principles of Financial Accounting
This course introduces students to the principles and uses of financial accounting information in business decision-making. Students learn the theory of debits and credits, accounting cycles, receivables and payables, etc., towards the preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements.
MB202 – Record Company Operations
This course introduces students to the core business practices of record labels. Students will explore the evolution of the roles and functions of record companies, and discuss on emerging trends and forecast of record labels in the future.
MB203 – Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
This course introduces copyright law and its application to the protection of creative works. This module primarily evaluates the various agreements and contractual relationships between artists (bands) and music publishers, record labels, artist managers, producers, concert promoters, and booking agents. Students will review dispute resolution options to understand the application of legal aspects in the music industry.
MB212 – Music Publishing
This module emphasizes on the study of administrative and marketing aspects of music publishing. Students explore how music publishers acquire the rights to music copyrights and how they protect music copyrights from exploitation through licensing, and how composers/lyricists get paid. Students also learn how to get their music/songs published and how to negotiate publishing contracts.
MT106 – Computer Applications in Business
This course introduces the application of computer technologies and software applications in business operations. Students will familiarize themselves with desktop and mobile ecosystems, internet and communication technologies, and the application of office tools such as word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Students will also learn to use web and social media tools to create online content.