Introduction to the Entertainment Industry BUS1000T

$1,295$1,495

For Credit: $1495
Not For Credit: $1295

This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the entertainment industry and the interrelationships between art, technology, and business.

During the course, students will be introduced to the music, broadcast, motion picture, game, and live event industries and their various subsidiaries. The departments and personnel of major and independent record companies will be reviewed as well as the roles and responsibilities of artist managers, business managers, attorneys, and agents in music.
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Virtual Classroom Schedule

This course is delivered in a Virtual Classroom format. During classes, you will be able to interact with your instructor and peers in real-time through online tools and course software. The course has an assigned class schedule, evaluation dates, and assignment due dates. All classes are recorded and posted to your course page to review any content you may have missed. To get the most out of this course we strongly recommend you attend all classes. You must complete evaluations at the scheduled times and you will only have access to the course and course materials until the final exam.

Please check the posted class schedule before you enroll. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team at admissions@metalworksinstitute.com.

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Please Note: Course schedules are subject to change.


About Course Credit

If you choose to take this course for credit, you will be required to attend the instructor-led virtual classes for the course and record your attendance through our Learning Management System (LMS). To receive credit for the course, you must complete all course evaluations and obtain a minimum final grade of 60%. If you enroll in a course for credit, our Registrar's office will schedule a meeting with you to review the For Credit requirements in advance of the course start date. If you choose the Not for Credit option when you enroll, you will still be registered in the same course and have access to all of the same lectures and materials as the For Credit students, but you will not be able to apply the course as a credit towards one of Metalworks Institute's Online Diploma Programs.

Please Note: Credits can only be applied to online diploma programs within 24 months of course completion.


When taken for credit, Introduction to the Entertainment Industry BUS1000T can be applied towards these associated Diploma Programs:

Syllabus

All of Metalworks Institute's online courses are divided into learning modules which are outlined below. A more detailed syllabus is provided once students are registered.

In this learning module, students will be provided with a broad and thorough introduction to the business of entertainment, including the music, motion picture, live event, gaming, and broadcast industries; entertainment industry history; the collision of art vs. commerce; intellectual property; copyright basics; and more.

Requirements

Course Specific Requirements

Prerequisites & Corequisites
This course does not have any prerequisites or corequisites; it is an introductory course.

Required Textbooks & Resources
• None

Suggested Textbooks & Resources
• None

Course-Specific Hardware & Software Requirements
• None

General Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to access and participate in the course environment. Please make sure to also check the Prerequisites, Corequisites and Course-Specific Requirements section above, and ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course.

Mac Users
 OS X 10.10
Yosemite or Higher

PC Users
• Windows 10

All Users
Latest Version of Google Chrome or Safari
Microsoft Teams
Webcam
Speakers or Headphones
Internal or External Microphone
High-Speed Internet Connection

Instructor

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Josh Laing
Instructor

Josh Laing is an accomplished musicologist, researcher, performer and music business professional. Trained as a jazz guitarist, Josh started his career as a performer and branched out into the business side of the music industry, working for companies including CMRRA, one of the world’s largest mechanical rights agencies, and ole (now part of Anthem Entertainment). Josh has also worked as a Music Supervisor for productions including on the award-winning documentary “Sounds Like a Revolution”.

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Please Note: Instructor(s) is/are subject to change based on availablity.

Questions?

Our Admissions Counsellors are here to answer your questions and offer advice. Contact them directly via text or email. During business hours (9am - 5pm EDT), they are available using the live chat at the bottom right corner of the website.

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