Music Business Track

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Students enrolled in MELE's Music Business focus track will complete coursework in areas including music publishing, intellectual property, and public relations as well as coursework in a general business core. Below is the listing of required courses for MELE's Music Business focus track.

Music Business Emphasis, Associate in Science (62 credits)

This is not an official document. Use it to keep track of your academic progress. You are responsible for meeting your program and graduation requirements. Check catalog for course descriptions and course prerequisites. See your academic counselor if you need help.

Semester 1 (Fall)

HCC Course Title Prerequisites Credits
MELE 101 Survey of Music & Entertainment Business "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25 3
MELE 102 Survey of Recording Technology "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25 3
ENG 100 English Composition I "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100 3
MELE 103 Modern Music & Theory Placement in ENG 22/60 and in MATH 25.  MELE majors only. 3
SP 151 Personal and Public Speech Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23 3

Semester 2 (Spring)

HCC Course Title Prerequisites Credits
MELE 201 History of the Recording Business "C" or higher in MELE 101 3
MELE 202 Public Relations In The Music Industry "C" or higher in MELE 101 3
ART 101 or
ART 113
Intro to Visual Arts or Introduction to Drawing ENG 22/60 OR placement in ENG 100 3
MATH 100 Survey of Math "C" or higher in MATH 25 or placement 3
PHIL 101 or
REL 150
Intro to Philosophy: Morals and Society, Intro To World's Major Religions Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23 for PHIL 101 and REL 150 3

Semester 3 (Fall)

HCC Course Title Prerequisites Credits
HIST 151 or
HIST 152
World Civilizations I or HIST 152 World Civilization II ENG 22/60 or ESL 23. Recommended Prep: ENG 100 3
ECON 130 or
ECON 131
Principles of Economics-Macroeconomics or Principles of Economics-Microeconomics Eng 22/60 or placement in ENG 100; MATH 24 or placement in MATH 25 3
MELE 204 Music Publishing "C" or higher in MELE 201 and in MELE 202 3
MELE 205 Concert & Event Production "C" or higher in MELE 201 and in MELE 202 3
Any BIOL & BIOL Lab (Any biological science course plus lab)   4

Semester 4 (Spring)

HCC Course Title Prerequisites Credits
MELE 203 Intellectual Properties "C" or higher in MELE 204 and MELE 205 3
HWST 107 Hawaii - Center of the Pacific Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23 3
ACC 201 Elementary Accounting I Prequisite or Co-requisite ENG 100 3
BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business ENG 100 and MATH 25  3
MELE 275 Practicum Instructor approval required.  MELE majors only. 4

 

Total Credits: 62

MELE Learning Outcomes

  • Program Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the careers, contracts, law, processes and economics of the music business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of recording technology
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems
  • Prepare public relations programs for entertainment and music business clients
  • Describe various types of intellectual property and copyright laws within the music industry
  • Identify the role of music publishing in entertainment and music business
  • Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of techniques and skills used in operating studio equipment and sound systems
  • Describe the economic, musical & technological developments and new business models of the recording industry
  • Demonstrate an understanding of music production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical standards in entertainment and music business
  • Describe the importance of appreciation of diversity and global perspectives in music business and entertainment