• 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 29. The Music Documentary in History and Practice

    Units: 4

  • 55. Songwriters on Songwriting

    Units: 4

  • 70. Apprenticeship in Music Industry

    Units: 2 or 4

    Tutorial, 10 hours. Students work with UCLA faculty or staff in production of live concert events, in UCLA recording studio, or as part of media production team led by UCLA faculty and staff. P/NP grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 95. Introduction to Community or Corporate Internships in Music Industry

    Units: 4

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 101. Seminar in Music Industry

    Units: 4

  • 102. Music Industry Fundamentals

    Units: 4

  • M103. Music, Mind, and Brain

    Units: 4

  • 104A. Music and Law

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Fundamentals of American law as it applies to entertainment business, with special attention to music and its use in film, television, and new media. Legal relationships in entertainment business and basic business practices. Exploration of legal aspects of process of producing works in entertainment field, from acquisition of rights and talent through production and distribution. Letter grading.

  • 104B. Legal and Business Aspects of Sound Recordings

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours; outside study and research, nine hours. Exploration of legal and business aspects of production and distribution of sound recordings. More detailed practical focus on legal aspects of recording process itself, from initial assembly of material to final distribution and collection of royalties, with material covered also relevant to audio-visual recordings. Introductory presentation on contract, copyright, and trademark law as background to step-by-step process of securing agreements necessary for production and commercial distribution of recordings. Letter grading.

  • 105. Songwriters on Songwriting

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; outside study, nine hours. With special focus on songwriting renaissance of rock era, examination of work of greatest songwriters of post-World War II generation (circa 1952 to 1994) and those they have influenced through creative as well as practical industry guidance from current and noteworthy practitioners. Coverage of songwriting, arrangement and record production, music publishing, and record business in 20th and 21st centuries. Guest music industry professionals to demonstrate individual creative processes and discuss their paths to songwriting and their place in world of music. Course is not workshop or tutorial on how to write songs. Letter grading.

  • 107A. Audio Technology for Musicians I

    Units: 4

  • 107B. Audio Technology for Musicians II

    Units: 4

  • 108. Founding and Sustaining Performing Arts Organizations

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Examination of process of founding performing arts organizations, beginning with inspiration to do so, clarifying organization mission, and mechanics of becoming nonprofit corporations; issues of funding, press relations, finding appropriate venues, developing audience; mechanics, legal and routine, of running arts businesses; establishing relationships with other organizations in field; issues of making and distributing recordings. Students create on paper one performing arts organization, including developing mission statement, preparing bylaws, and writing sample grant proposals. Letter grading.

  • 109. Docs that Rock, Docs that Matter

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Close look at various genres of rock documentaries and goals, methods, and challenges inherent in making them, with award-winning documentary writer/director. What makes for successful (or unsuccessful) music documentary? Viewed through very specific focus of story and storytelling. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110. Music Business Now

    Units: 4

  • 111. Musicianship through Repertoire in Studio

    Units: 4

  • 112. Comprehensive Songwriting

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Learning and employment of craft of songwriting. Examination, analysis, and implementation of song structure, lyric and melody writing, arranging, orchestrating, and modern (and primitive) recording techniques. How songwriting has evolved in modern society (since advent of phonograph player/radio), how songs and society affect and reflect one another, and how this informs songs and songwriters. Letter grading.

  • 112A. Introduction to Songwriting

    Units: 4

  • 112B. Songwriter's Workshop

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Enrollment by consent of instructor. Workshop in contemporary songwriting practices for intermediate to advanced songwriter. Emphasis on collaboration, flexibility, and working within teams to master specific songwriting challenges. All genres and styles of music accommodated. Letter grading.

  • 113. Music Supervision

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Introduction to role of music supervisor and creative, logistical, and budget considerations of music supervision. Development of theoretical and practical knowledge, interaction with professionals in field, and practice negotiating music requests and clearances. Letter grading.

  • 115. The Art of Music Production

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; studio, two hours. Exploration of techniques, methods, and process of music production and larger issues in art of making music. Students learn how to foster and capture performance and emotion in music through variety of methods and tools, including artistic direction in studio and choices made in sound, arrangement, and application of technology. Letter grading.

  • 122. Internet Marketing and Branding for Musicians

    Units: 4

  • 124. Music Industry Entrepreneurship

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Principles of entrepreneurship and fundamental business strategies approached through case studies and project-based group assignments. Students develop business plans, pitch them, and build out infrastructure for startups that focus on technology and innovation in music industry. Students are encouraged to make use of resources at MusicBiz, MEIEA, and startup.ucla.edu. Letter grading.

  • 131. DIY Punk as Organizational Practice

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Recommended requisite or corequisite: Musicology 13. Do it yourself (DIY) as practical alternative mode of organization for social justice activism and nonprofit arts collectives. Ethical issues in capitalism, labor issues, politics. How to work with gender, class, race, and orientation. Students interface with existing radical social justice/art organizations in Los Angeles area, and strive to facilitate real change. Letter grading.

  • 181. Forensic Musicology

    Units: 4

  • M182. Music Industry

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ethnomusicology CM182, Music CM182, and Musicology CM186.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, seven hours. Limited to Ethnomusicology, Music, and Music History majors. Examination of influence of music industry on way music is created, performed, listened to, evaluated, and used today. Historical approach taken, beginning with music published in 18th century and continuing through development of audio recordings to MTV and popular music today. Letter grading.

  • 188. Special Courses in Music Industry

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Special topics in music industry for undergraduate students taught on experimental or temporary basis. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 195. Community or Corporate Internships in Music Industry and Technology

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, eight hours. Limited to juniors/seniors in Music Industry minor with minimum cumulative 3.0 grade-point average. Internship in supervised setting in community agency or private business. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP grading.

  • 195. Community or Corporate Internships in Music Industry and Technology (Effective Spring 2019 )

    Units: 4

  • 197. Individual Studies in Music Industry and Technology

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, six to 12 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors in Music Industry minor with minimum cumulative 3.0 grade-point average. Individual intensive study in music industry and technology, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter resulting in research project/paper required. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. Letter grading.