School of Music and Performing Arts

(Affiliated to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

Bachelor of Arts in Music – Music Industry

96 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)


General Education Common Core
3 credits
This course concentrates on: vibratory motion of typical musical sound sources, propagation of sound, wavelength, period and frequency, pressure and acoustic intensity, the acoustic impedance speed, etc; perceived pitch, loudness and timbre of a sound; the objectively measurable properties of a sound wave; explaining how sound is generated - transformed by the musical instruments and the human voice; defining the reverberation time of a hall, using a formula relating reverberation time to the volume of the hall and the absorption of its surfaces, and discussing the acoustical properties desirable in concert halls and opera houses; microphones, amplifiers, speakers and sound captation acoustic treatment and correction.
MUSC355Analysis of the 18th Century Music
2 credits
Analysis of corresponding parts in the history course of the 18th century.
MUSC455Analysis of the 19th Century Music
2 credits
Analysis of corresponding parts in the history course of the 19th century.
MUSC246Arab Music I
3 credits
This course will provide a deep analysis (form, genre, structure, themes, rhythm, orchestration and harmonic and polyphonic writing, language, general nature of the work) of musical styles and composition, in examples mostly selected from Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music.
MUSC420Choir Conducting I
1 credits
This course aims to train musicians on vocals, choirs and choir conducting. It includes concepts about the human voice and its education, the choir and its training, the conductor of the choir (values, posture, technique, behavior, etc.), choral conducting (departure gesture, the fermata, the stop gestures, the syncopation and offbeat, repeat, etc). This course includes exercises on the evolution of the musical ear, on conductor gestures, on the conducting of simple meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4).
MUSC210Choral singing I
1 credits
Choral singing closely follows the course of history. Each year the students learn to interpret, in the context of Western choral singing of the Faculty, the corresponding repertory according to the current history course.
MUSC215Choral Singing II
1 credits
Choral singing closely following the course of history. Each year the students learn to interpret, in the context of Western choral singing of the Faculty, the corresponding repertory according to the current history course.
MUSC310Choral Singing III
1 credits
Choral singing closely follows the course of history. Each year the students learn to interpret, in the context of Western choral singing of the Faculty, the corresponding repertory according to the current history course.
HRG215Harmony I A
1 credits
Figured Bass and given Song: A. ­ Realization of a given bass with 3 sound chords (root position, 1st and 2nd inversions). ­ Harmonization of a song given with 3 chord sounds (all positions). B. Modulations to the adjacent and distant tones, uni­tonal and modulating harmonic movements, figured bass and given song. C. Chords of the dominant 7th, with and without fundamental, regular and exceptional resolution: given bass and given song.
HRG225Harmony I B
1 credits
HRG315Harmony II A
1 credits
Figured Bass.
A. ­ Chords of the Dominant 9th major and minor, with and without fundamental ­ Chords of the 7th in various species.
B. ­ Changes, delays and pedals.
C. ­ The foreign notes: changes, delays, pedals, notes of passage, anticipation, appoggiatura, etc.
HRG325Harmony II B
1 credits
MUSC350History of the 18th Century Music
2 credits
This course opens on the years that mark the death of Jean­Sébastien Bach, the decline of the baroque era, with the dawn of the classical musical style. It deals with the following subjects: French (from 1661 to 1764) music, music of the Germanic countries around Bach and Handel, English music in the 18th century, the birth and diffusion of classicism in Polish music, music in Spain, the music in Italy from the death of Carissimi to the end of the eighteenth century, classicism in Austria and the German­speaking countries, from the death of Telemann to the death of Beethoven, the formation of the classical style in Europe and the classical masters: Haydn and Mozart.
MUSC450History of the 19th Century Music
2 credits
This course explores the music of the Romantic era. 1 ­ Characteristics of Romantic music: themes of Romanticism, individuality of style, expressive subjects, nationalism and exoticism, the use of timbers to obtain a variety of sensations and atmospheres, the use of chromatic harmony, contrasts in nuances etc. 2. Vocal music, program music, the Romantic Symphony, the brief forms and developed forms. 3. Romantic composers: Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Dvorak, Brahms, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Mahler.
2 credits
MUSC220Music Critique and Aesthetic Judgement I
1 credits
MUSC225Music Critique and Aesthetic Judgement II
1 credits
MUSC340Musical Forms
2 credits
The examination of the form is a fundamental element of any analysis, because the form depends on the various components of a work, namely melody, rhythm, instrumentation, dynamics, tonal course, elements of unity and contrast ratio, relationship between text and music if it is a voice composition and other components. To understand musical forms, is to discern the sound architecture.
MUSC400Organology and Instrumentation
3 credits
This course studies different musical instruments from antiquity to the present day, including the history, classifications, mechanics, acoustics, development, manufacturing, the different families of instruments, and helps deepen the concept of instrumentation and know the specificity of each instrument, in terms of timbres, register, transposition, combination of timbers, transcription, etc.
SDG303Solfeggio/Dictation III
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: SDG202
3rd course
a­ Solfeggio parlati : ­ Pozzoli: appendice al primo corso du n°1 au n°31.
b­ Solfeggio cantati: ­ Pozzoli: appendiceal prima corso du no1 au no27.
c- Dictation:-Noel Gallon du no41 au no60. - melodic intervals: all intervals, and major and minor chords.
Specialization – Music Industry
MUI300Basics of Analogue & Digital Audio
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MUI200
Basics of Analog and digital audio sounds, the transfer from system to system, The theoretical introduction of the mostly known systems, A2D transformation, quality measures for audio. Introduction to Video streaming and recording techniques.
1 credits
Internship in a Music Industry related firm for the optimal experience.
MUI205Introduction to music industry
2 credits
General Introduction about Music Industry, whole program outcome, and possible future jobs after graduation.
MUI215Music and Business
3 credits
The Music business domain explained: how to create a competitive advantage with competitors in the music domain, how to make money from music, how to decrease cost and increase benefits. Ability to understand companies' hierarchies, schedules, headcounts, and apply on case studies in the business domain.
MUI305Music events, entertainment, organization and venue management
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MUI215
All about musical events, entertainment, organization and management: be able to list and follow up all items in any event, and introduce students to become stage managers, coordinators, and implementers.
MUI400Music inverse Casting
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MUI215
Introduce Students to the methodology of reviewing musical events, live or registered on the radio or the television. Visits to TVs, Radio Stations, Newspapers, Production Houses, and report about the visited location and find out where each Music Industry Student fits in (A report after each visit is a necessity).
MUI405Music Law
2 credits
Introduction to Music Law (Lebanese Laws, International Laws & Standards), Copyrights, Royalties, Contracts, Legal work, protect your own work, and protect all music related work from fraud, plagiarism, etc.
MUI315Recording, Mixing, Editing, processing, and Mastering
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MUI200
Advanced studio work in Recording, Mixing, Editing, Processing, Mastering, and handling different studios and different tools.
MUI200Sound design for music industry
3 credits
Introduction to the concept of sound, transmission modes, transmitters and receivers (natural human ears, etc., artificial & electronic)
MUI220Artist and tours management
3 credits
General Introduction about artists' work, how to organize tours for an artist, bands, etc., how to manage contacts with different countries and with different artists managers.
MUI410Electronic Music Production
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MUI315
Music Production through the use of new software and hardware and an output end of course project is a necessity. Introducing students to become production managers and consultants.
MUI420Live Sound Field work
3 credits
Locations visit for Festivals, Sound planning and big events to support in installing the sound systems. It is considered a hands-on course while documenting all what was experienced through visits.
MUI210Music Marketing and Management
3 credits
Introduction to Marketing & Management notions, applied on Musical Domain. Integrate students to develop a marketing plan, a business plan, increase efficiency and manage all music related jobs. (The course should highlight the Music Journalism & methods of writing to market one's work).
THT450Performing arts Sound and light systems
3 credits
Study of use of light and color to define space, effect of light on scenery and costumes, lighting for theaters, patterns and moving scenery. Study of use of sound and acoustics as they relate to performance environments, techniques associated with recording, effects and music tracks for theater sound design.
MUI310Technology and Music
3 credits
A general overview of Music and New technology worldwide, how musicians, musicologists and artists should cope with the changes and apply the utilization of the technology


The Faculty of Music is committed to providing each student with an understanding of the fundamentals of business within the music industry from a musician’s perspective. Music industry students will be aware of legal, financial, artistic, and ethical issues, in addition to management (artists, events, technology, etc.), and music industry domains that face a fast-changing world. Both the University and the Faculty of Music will provide a real-world experience with a diversity of musicians and professionals, along with the introduction to many business owners / companies in the country and worldwide, in addition to a bachelor degree. The Faculty of Music provides opportunities for students to enhance their musical knowledge and skill through participation in a wide variety of academic courses, performance studies, and field experiences. As a vital part of the University, the Faculty of Music promotes the musical arts of regional, national and international communities within the University.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates will be able to:
1. Engage in active music production.
2. Apply and analyze the basic copyright protection afforded to musicians, publishers and master recording owners.
3. Explain and apply industry-related contracts, reviews and agreements.
4. Assess the dynamics of the music industry, including the issues that relate to revenue generation, different industry players and futuristic views, trends and development of the domain.
5. Create a link between the scientific and artistic competencies of music and musicians and achieve the milestone in the music industry domain.
6. Build teams, managers and leaders in the domain of the music industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:
a. Develop knowledge and skills in a major instrument or voice and the ability to sight-read.
b. Develop skills and understanding of music language and composition in a variety of styles, periods, and genres in both western European tradition and non-Western cultures.
c. Develop skills of criticism and defend musical judgment, with reference to contextual meaning and aesthetic value in own work and the work of others.
d. Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Western musical history and its analysis, and the Arab and Lebanese music traditions.
e. Develop technical skills and musical awareness for performance and leadership of both small and large choirs.
f. Develop knowledge and skills in the use of technology as it applies to notating, arranging, recording, and composing music.
g. Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of musical instruments, their classification systems, and the technical aspects related to their constructions and sound qualities and their use and importance in a composition.
h. Demonstrate their technical proficiency with production tools and associated techniques by completing specified projects.
i. Design and develop business, management, marketing and operations of the music industry and related firms.
j. Assess copyright and intellectual property laws related to music, in general, and to the music industry in particular.
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