Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Entertainment and Recording Industry Management (Sound & Audio Production Concentration)


Core Curriculum Requirements42
Major Requirements (41 hours)
COMM 332Computer Applications in Communication3
ERIM 130Introduction to the Recording Industry3
ERIM 132Fundamentals of Audio3
ERIM 205Introduction to Entertainment Business and Financing3
ERIM 210Introduction to Entertainment Production Tools4
ERIM 234Introduction to Multimedia3
ERIM 310Publishing and Media Policy3
ERIM 315Live Sound Production4
ERIM 340Sound Design3
ERIM 365Digital Graphics and Imaging3
ERIM 370Multimedia Web Development3
ERIM 498Internship3
ERIM 499Master Projects4
Sound & Audio Production Concentration (15 hours)
ERIM 345Sound Synthesis Techniques3
ERIM 350Audio for Computer Games3
ERIM 470Surround Sound3
ERIM 410Advanced Entertainment Production Techniques: Practice and Theory3
ERIM 430Interactive Sound Systems3
Electives (22 hours)
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
18 hours of ERIM electives18
3 hours of approved electives3
Total Hours121

Degree Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 3
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ERIM 130 Introduction to the Recording Industry 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
Second Semester
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
COMM 1315
Public Address
or Business & Professional Comm
ERIM 132 Fundamentals of Audio 3
Second Year
Third Semester
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
MUSI 1315 Fine Arts In Daily Living 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
ERIM 205 Introduction to Entertainment Business and Financing 3
Select one of the following 3
American Literature
African-American Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
Fourth Semester
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
Approved Elective 3
ERIM 234 Introduction to Multimedia 3
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
ERIM 210 Introduction to Entertainment Production Tools 4
Third Year
Fifth Semester
COMM 332 Computer Applications in Communication 3
ERIM 310 Publishing and Media Policy 3
ERIM 315 Live Sound Production 4
ERIM 345 Sound Synthesis Techniques 3
ERIM 365 Digital Graphics and Imaging 3
Sixth Semester
ERIM 340 Sound Design 3
ERIM 350 Audio for Computer Games 3
ERIM 370 Multimedia Web Development 3
ERIM Elective 3
ERIM Elective 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
ERIM Elective 3
ERIM Elective 3
ERIM Elective 3
ERIM 410 Advanced Entertainment Production Techniques: Practice and Theory 3
ERIM 498 Internship 3
Eighth Semester
ERIM Elective 3
ERIM 430 Interactive Sound Systems 3
ERIM 470 Surround Sound 3
ERIM 499 Master Projects 4
 Total Hours121