• 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. Music Documentary in History and Practice

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered 109.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Close analytical look at popular music documentaries and goals, methods, and challenges of making them. Almost all audio-visual material produced by music industry (whether distributed in theater, on television, from website, or through social media) aims to bring attention to music that artists make. General introduction to theory and practice of visual storytelling. Primary focus on screening and discussion of documentaries leading to development of culminating written project. Use of first quarter century of rock era (circa 1955-1980) as representative sample, but includes contemporary artists. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 55. Songwriters on Songwriting

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered 105.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. With special focus on songwriting renaissance of rock era, examination of work of important songwriters of post-World War II generation (circa 1952-1994) and those they have influenced. 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 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. (See course 112.) P/NP or letter grading.

  • 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

    Tutorial, eight hours. Entry-level community or corporate internship for lower-division students who have completed 90 or fewer units. Internship in supervised setting in community agency or private business. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. P/NP grading.

  • 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

    Seminar, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Required of Music Industry minors. Introduction to intellectual and theoretical frameworks that form Music Industry minor and that scholars of music and music industries have developed to analyze, understand, and perhaps judge what happens out there, including how music business works in financial, legal, global, and artistic terms, how music technologies of recording, reproduction, and consumption operate, and how basic music science from acoustics to brain biology to music perception affects how music is produced and heard. Letter grading.

  • 102. Music Industry Fundamentals

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Introduction to basic economics of creative industries, focusing on unique ways music works as industry in U.S. and abroad, how power has shifted but still is held in musical oligopolies, and where career opportunities for musicians and other industry professionals will be in next five to 10 years for students. Letter grading.

  • 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.

  • 107A. Audio Technology for Musicians I

    Units: 4

    Studio, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Introduction to basic acoustic principles, practical techniques, and working procedures for equipment used in contemporary music production, including microphones, mixers, recorders, synthesizers, and sequencers. Basic sound processing operations (equalization, compression, distortion, reverberation). Operating principles of most popular systems of music production software and hardware. Letter grading.

  • 107B. Audio Technology for Musicians II

    Units: 4

    Studio, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Enforced requisite: course 107A. Examination of selected technological elements in greater depth than in course 107A, while applying established concepts to broad range of creative scenarios and applications. Basic familiarity with standard audio workstation software in use in music industry and introduction to foundational theoretical concepts in audio engineering, psychoacoustics, mixing, mastering, and sound recording. Development of critical listening skills through in-class and assigned listening. Letter grading.

  • 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.

  • 110. Music Business Now

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Hands-on introduction to business of music, with emphasis on marketing and media. Students work in teams to develop strategies for real-world artists. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 111. Rock/Pop Studio Ensemble

    Units: 4

    Studio, four hours; outside study, four hours. Performance-based introduction to popular music styles, forms, and competencies through immersion in studio performance techniques. Students play in groups to develop ensemble, create material, and produce recordings. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112A. Introduction to Songwriting

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 112.) 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 recording techniques. Evolution of songwriting in modern society since advent of phonograph player/radio; how songs and society affect and reflect one another; how this has informed songs and songwriters. Letter grading.

  • 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

    (Formerly numbered 102.) Seminar, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 101, 102, 104A, or by permission of instructor. Study driven by project-based work of current online environments for musicians, organizations, and venues. Students dive into best practices of digital marketing around world, growing brand, finding target market online, and engaging with right communities of practice to build their own connections and online portfolio of collaborators. Letter grading.

  • 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

    Seminar, three hours. Recommended requisite: course 104A or 104B or Music 20A, 20B, and 20C, or equivalent. Enrollment by consent of instructor. Intensive introduction to expert musicological testimony in copyright and other litigation, taught by team including legal and musicological scholars. History of musical copyright; legal precedents and civil procedure in copyright litigation; function and limits of expert musicological testimony. Relevant principles of musical analysis in court; problems of communicating to non-specialist jurists and jurors. Employs case study method, with intensive legal reading and/or detailed music analysis at each meeting. Letter grading.

  • M181. Forensic Musicology

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 181.) (Same as Musicology CM181.) Seminar, three hours. Survey of critical issues and recent developments in field of forensic musicology--application of musical analysis to law of music copyright. Instructors include professionals in music industry. Study of fundamentals of music analysis and copyright law, review of key music copyright infringement cases from both legal and musicological perspectives, outlining of procedural aspects of copyright case, and defining of working relationship between attorney and musicologist. Letter grading.

  • 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 Musicology 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. Preference given 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.

  • 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.