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If you’re looking for a career in the music industry, look no further! The Entertainment Industry Technology (EIT) program at Central Arizona College will prepare you for an exciting career in the music business. A literal “School of Rock,” the EIT program is your chance to rock out and embed yourself in the technology and business of making music – for a living! This new, dynamic, hands-on program is designed to give students comprehensive training in the modern popular music entertainment industry.

Learn how to manage bands, record hit records in a recording studio, write and record hit songs, publish your original music, perform high-energy shows in front of live audiences, manage concert venues, run live sound and lighting at concerts, write contracts, get your music licensed in TV shows and movies, mix and master commercial-quality recordings, and so much more! Areas covered within each degree track include learning the current technology that is used in the industry, as well as modern business standards and practices. An fully accredited A.A.S (Associates of Applied Sciences) degree can be earned in any of four (4) different degree focuses, called “tracks”:

- Artist and Venue Management A.A.S. Degree

The Artist and Venue Management A.A.S. degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of business, entertainment law, marketing, management, and the ability to manage entertainment facilities or performers. For every well-known national recording artist, there are about 40 jobs that support that artist, and someone needs to be in charge of that enterprise. Enter the Artist Manager, who oversees every aspect of the artist’s career.

Likewise, Venue owners run the facilities in which musicians perform. Within the Artist & Venue Management track, learn the business side of the entertainment industry so you can profit from the music industry, make smart career decisions, avoid costly legal mistakes, and run your own business by providing entertainment services.

Employment Opportunities:
Artist Manager
Artist Assistant
Venue Manager/Owner
Tour Manager
Stage Manager
Event Manager
Promoter

Semester Hours:
70 credits

Classes:
Fall Semester I Prerequisite
BUS 100 – Introduction to Business RDG094
BUS 101 or MAT 101 or Above MAT086 & MAT092
EIT 100 – History of Rock & Roll RDG094
EIT 101 – Introduction To Entertainment RDG094
EIT 151 – Digital Audio Workstation None

Spring Semester II Prerequisite
CIS 120 – Survey of Computer Information Systems RDG094
EIT 120 – Entertainment Law EIT101
EIT 130 – Live Sound Production I EIT101
EIT 140 – Introduction to Lighting EIT101
COM 100 – Fundamentals of Human Communication RDG094
Physical Education None

Summer Term Prerequsitie
ENG101 – English Composition III RDG094
PSY101 – Introduction to Psychology RDG094

Fall Semester III Prerequisite
EIT 221 – Entertainment Marketing & Promotion EIT120
BUS 122 – Small Business Management RDG094
ACC 100 – Fundamentals of Accounting RDG094
CBA 210 – Web Development Tools CIS120
EIT 222 – Artist Management EIT120
EIT 296 – Entertainment Internship Approval of Coordinator

Spring Semester IV Prerequisites
BUS 190 – Applied Business Management BUS100
ACC 121 – Income Tax Fundamentals RDG094
EIT 223 – Events & Venue Management EIT221
EIT 203 – Entertainment Capstone Project Approval of Coordinator
Physical and Biological Science – 100 Level or Higher RDG094

Other Requirements:
• Reading Competency: RDG 094 College Reading
• Cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Minimum of 20 credits completed at CAC

Outcomes:

1. Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present.
2. Describe, define, and compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles.
3. Explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry.
4. Conduct basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
5. Program and operate a standard computerized lighting control console.
6. Create a recording project using Pro-Tools.
7. Assess an internship experience in relation to previous course work, completed contract(s), and future employment opportunities.
8. Present a completed project to the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum for evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s), and guidelines.
9. Develop a self-promotion package.
10. Create a career plan for a fictional artist(s) that includes:
a) developing a strategy
b) setting benchmarks
c) developing a budget
d) launching the career
e) fostering the career
f) planning a small tour
11. Devise the specific elements of staging a particular event to include a stage plan, lighting, sound reinforcement, hospitality/catering, and aesthetic appeal.
12. Apply classroom instruction in the Entertainment Industry Technology program to a practical work experience situation.
13. Maintain a complete set of accounting records for a sole proprietorship, including the financial statements and completion of the accounting cycle.
14. Prepare tax forms and schedules manually and using computer software.
15. Predict the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of business ownership, including entrepreneurship.
16. Prepare a business plan and explain the plan’s importance.
17. Identify various management tools and models which aid managers.
18. Produce web pages that attract and retain users.

- Live Audio and Lighting A.A.S. Degree

The Live Audio and Lighting A.A.S. degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry. It provides skills necessary to work with touring entertainers and audio/lighting companies in the set up and operation of live concert productions.

Learn the ins and outs of how to setup, calibrate, engineer, tear down, and repair cutting edge live audio sound systems for concert venues. Students will gain experience running sound for actual concert performances.

Additionally, students will learn how to program and synchronize light shows to enhance the concert experience. Our state-of-the-art programmable IQ intelligent lighting system and our top-tier concert sound system with digital mixing console will expose students to practical, hands-on experience solving acoustic problems on the fly and maximizing the listening experience in a concert setting.

Employment Opportunities:

Front of House Sound Engineer
Lighting Designer/Programmer
Monitor Mixing Engineer
Road Hand

Total Credits: 67 credits

Classes:

Fall Semester I Prerequisite
EIT 100 – History of Rock & Roll RDG094
EIT 101 – Introduction To Entertainment RDG094
EIT 151 – Digital Audio Workstation None
ELC 122 – Direct Current/Alternating Current Circuit Analysis None
BUS 101 or MAT 101 or Above MAT086 & MAT092

Spring Semester II Prerequisite
CIS 120 – Survey of Computer Information Systems RDG094
EIT 120 – Entertainment Law EIT101
EIT 130 – Live Audio Production I EIT101
EIT 140 – Introduction to Lighting EIT101
COM 100 – Fundamentals of Human Communication RDG 094
Physical Education None

Summer Term Prerequisite
ENG101 – English Composition III RDG094
PSY101 – Introduction to Psychology RDG094

Fall Semester III Prerequisite
EIT 221 – Entertainment Marketing & Promotion EIT120
EIT 241 – Concert Lighting EIT140
EIT 242 – Rigging EIT140
EIT 296 – Entertainment Internship Approval of Coordinator
CBA210 – Web Development Tools CIS120

Spring Semester IV Prerequisite
BUS 122 – Small Business Management RDG094
EIT 232 – Equipment Maintenance None
EIT 231 – Live Audio Production II EIT130
EIT 203 – Entertainment Capstone Project Approval of Coordinator
Physical and Biological Science – 100 Level or Higher RDG094

Other Requirements:
• Reading Competency: RDG 094 College Reading
• Cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Minimum of 20 credits completed at CAC

Outcomes:
1. Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present.
2. Describe, define, and compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles.
3. Explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry.
4. Conduct basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
5. Program and operate a standard computerized lighting control console.
6. Create a recording project using Pro-Tools.
7. Assess an internship experience in relation to previous course work, completed contract(s), and future employment opportunities.
8. Present a completed project to the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s), and guidelines.
9. Develop a self-promotion package.
10. Create and maintain a quality house sound mix and multi-channel monitor mix for a variety of reinforcement situations.
11. Determine problems and solutions in professional live audio and stage lighting systems, as well as anticipate possible problems and create processes to minimize problems occurring.
12. Devise color into a carefully documented light plot for a CAC Creative Arts concert or EIT event that reflects the physiological, time of day, dramatic, historical, landscape/cityscape, and/or mixing effects of color and the director’s notes.

- Recording Engineering A.A.S. Degree

The Recording Engineering A.A.S. degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of building a home recording studio or working in a professional multi-track recording studio. Skills include recording, production, editing and arranging, mixing and mastering various types of audio recordings. Students will learn about microphones, proper microphone techniques and be able to produce and engineer commercial-quality records after completing this program.
Employment Opportunities:
Recording Engineer, Assistant Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Studio Technician, Sound Designer
CAC houses 3 professional world-class recording studios composed of the industry’s most coveted control surfaces, preamps, channel strips, effects processors, microphones, and studio instruments, some of which rival some of the largest and most esteemed recording studios in L.A., Nashville, and New York.
Based on Avid Pro Tools HD, students learn the basics of Digital Audio Workstations (D.A.W.) in a 20-workstation Mac Pro Lab where each student works at a Mac Pro computer before advancing into one of three recording studios, each custom designed to provide students with hands-on exposure to real world equipment for practical recording applications. Student also will intern at professional recording studios for the experience of real-world applications.

Semester Hours:
67.5 credits

Classes:
Fall Semester I Prerequisites
EIT 100 – History of Rock & Roll RDG094
EIT 101 – Introduction To Entertainment RDG094
EIT 151 – Digital Audio Workstation None
BUS 101 or MAT 101 or Above MAT086 & MAT092
MTC 100 – Fundamentals of Music None
MTC 101 – Aural Fundamentals None

Spring Semester II Prerequisites
CIS 120 – Survey of Computer Information Services RDG094
EIT 120 – Entertainment Law EIT101
EIT 130 – Live Audio Production I EIT101
EIT 153 – Recording Engineering I EIT151
COM 100 – Fundamentals of Human Communication RDG094
Physical Education None

Summer Term Prerequisites
ENG101 – English Composition I RDG094
PSY101 – Introduction to Psychology RDG094
Fall Semester III Prerequisites
EIT 221 – Entertainment Marketing & Promotion EIT120
EIT 254 – Recording Engineering II EIT153
BUS 122 – Small Business Management RDG094
CBA210 – Web Development Tools CIS120
EIT 296 – Entertainment Internship Approval of Coordinator

Spring Semester IV Prerequisites
EIT 232 – Equipment Maintenance None
EIT 231 – Live Audio Production II EIT130
EIT 255 – Recording Engineering III EIT254
EIT 203 – Entertainment Capstone Project Approval of Coordinator
Physical and Biological Science – 100 Level or Higher RDG094

Other Requirements:
• Reading Competency: RDG 094 College Reading
• Cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Minimum of 20 credits completed at CAC

Outcomes:
1. Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present.
2. Describe, define, and compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles.
3. Explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry.
4. Conduct basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
5. Create a recording project using Pro-Tools.
6. Produce a recording by applying recording console signal flow within the three aspects of multi-track recording: tracking, overdubbing, and mix-down.
7. Assess an internship experience in relation to previous course work, completed contract(s), and future employment opportunities.
8. Present a completed project to the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum for evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s), and guidelines.
9. Develop a self-promotion package.
10. Operate a variety of live audio source equipment including: sound mixers, equalization,
amplifiers, speakers, monitors and various processing equipment.
11. Determine problems and solutions in professional live audio and stage lighting systems.
12. Demonstrate multi-track recording for a variety of situations using appropriate procedures.
13. Engineer a recording session from recording through post production to include:
a) laying down basic tracks
b) overdubbing further instrumentation
c) mixing with appropriate effects
d) digital editing techniques
e) music editing
14. Apply classroom instruction in the Entertainment Industry Technology program to a practical work experience situation.
15. Prepare a business plan and explain the plan’s importance.
16. Produce web pages that attract and retain users.
17. Sightsing a simple melody.
18. Demonstrate how the basic properties of time and sound relate to music.

- Popular Music Performance A.A.S. Degree

The Popular Music Performance A.A.S. degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of skills needed for song writing, and all aspects of live popular music performance and recording.
Nicknamed CAC’s “School of Rock,” the Popular Music Performance degree program teaches you how to become a rock star, focusing on everything from how to perfect your sound, to building confidence, charisma, and comfortability on stage, interacting with the audience, writing recording and publishing hit songs, putting on energetic and entertaining shows, and actually making money in a career as a stage performer.

Imagine taking classes where “band practice” is required, and your “exams” are based on the improvement exhibited during concert performances! With rigorous coaching, mentorship, and hours of stage rehearsal time, students in the Popular Music Performance program learn from their mistakes before entering the harshly critical court of public opinion by experimenting with technique and execution in a safe, controlled, carefully crafted environment with a strategic curriculum crafted to ensure success.

Employment Opportunities:
Performing Artist

Semester Hours:
65.5 credits

Classes:
Fall Semester I Prerequisites
EIT 100 – History of Rock & Roll RDG094
EIT 101 – Introduction To Entertainment RDG094
EIT 151 – Digital Audio Workstation None
EIT 170 – Performance Skills Approval of Coordinator
BUS 101 or MAT 101 or Above MAT086 & MAT092
MTC 100 – Fundamentals of Music None
MTC 101 – Aural Fundamentals None

Spring Semester II Prerequsites
CIS 120 – Survey of Computer Information Systems RDG094
EIT 170 – Performance Skills Approval of Coordinator
EIT 120 – Entertainment Law EIT101
COM 100 – Fundamentals of Human Communication RDG094
EIT 130 – Live Audio Production I EIT101
EIT 140 – Introduction to Lighting EIT101

Summer Term Prerequisites
ENG101 – English Composition I RDG094
PSY101 – Introduction to Psychology RDG094

Fall Semester III Prerequisites
EIT 221 – Entertainment Marketing & Promotion EIT120
BUS 122 – Small Business Management RDG094
CBA210 – Web Tools Development RDG094
EIT 222 – Artist Management EIT120
EIT 171 – Songwriting I MTC100
EIT 170 – Performance Skills Approval of Coordinator

Spring Semester IV Prerequisites
EIT 203 – Entertainment Capstone Project Approval of Coordinator
EIT 172 – Songwriting II EIT171
ENG 200 – Creative Writing RDG094
Physical and Biological Science – 100 Level or Higher RDG094
Physical Education None
EIT 170 – Performance Skills Approval of Coordinator

Other Requirements:
• Reading Competency: RDG 094 College Reading
• Cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Minimum of 20 credits completed at CAC

Outcomes:
1. Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present.
2. Describe, define, and compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles.
3. Explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry.
4. Conduct basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
5. Program and operate a standard computerized lighting control console.
6. Create a recording project using Pro-Tools.
7. Design and perform a short show to include all elements of performance, including live sound reinforcement and lighting design.
8. Express different processes to create song ideas and lyrics from varied sources.
9. Generate various colors utilizing different grooves, harmony (chords), and modes (melody) with a single or multiple songs.
10. Present a completed project to the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum for evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s), and guidelines.
11. Develop a self-promotion package.
12. Create a career plan for a fictional artist(s) that includes:
a) developing a strategy
b) setting benchmarks
c) developing a budget
d) launching the career
e) fostering the career
f) planning a small tour
13. Prepare a business plan and explain the plan’s importance.
14. Produce web pages that attract and retain users.
15. Apply and synthesize literary concepts and techniques to one’s own writing in order to make it more effective at achieving its purpose.
16. Sightsing a simple melody.
17. Demonstrate how the basic properties of time and sound relate to music.

Don’t bother with those “other schools” that only certify you in one piece of software. At CAC’s EIT program, you get a complete well-rounded education in the music industry with practical hands-on experience and an accredited associates degree or certificate in the area of focus that YOU CHOOSE! Plus, CAC EIT students get FREE STUDIO TIME for personal projects and class assignments! CAC has on-campus living, low tuition, and small class sizes with personal attention with instructors who have had successful careers in the music business. Our instructors are music industry veterans, national recording artists, award-winning performers, producers, entertainment law attorneys, radio DJ’s, artist managers, tour managers, etc.

Seating is limited and classes fill up fast. Don’t wait! REGISTER NOW before the music business leaves you behind!

For detailed information about the E.I.T. program, or to request a tour of our world-class recording studios and concert hall, please contact:

Dan Bush
Entertainment Industry Technology Program Coordinator
Professor of Recording Engineering
Central Arizona College
Phone: 520-494-5203 (please leave a message)
daniel.bush@centralaz.edu