Summer Institute : MBET : Courses

Course information below is for the 2014 program. Information for the 2015 program coming soon.


  • Intro to Music Business
    Based on the principles of human-center design, this course introduces students in the arts and media to the principles of business - idea development, marketing, finances, and presentation skills - and develops competencies in strategic thinking problem solving, goal setting, time management, presentation skills, business writing, and financial literacy. The course also introduces students to the various organizational structures used in business - small and large, start-up and established.
  • New Media
    This course investigates the range of organizations and economic forces involved in media production. Includes diverse production models, from mainstream and corporate, to public sector, to alternative, and comparisons with media industries in other cultural settings. The course focuses on business and policy issues and considers examples of media practice from broadcast and cable news, advertising, Hollywood and independent cinema, public media, and new media industries.
  • Live Sound and Recording Technology
    This course will explore the technology and techniques necessary to produce concerts and live events from the perspective of the venue or theatre. Primary focus will be on audio: including discussions on signal flow, signal processing, live mixing, microphones and live recording. This course will introduce an over-aching set of techniques and principles, utilizing the Caplan Recital Hall’s state of the art digital mixing equipment as a “lab” for hands-on exploration.
  • Digital/Social Media
    Course description coming soon!


  • Record Label Project
  • Web Radio
  • Event Management and Production