MPR News’ Dan Gunderson writes about the hands-on nature of Minnesota State University-Moorhead‘s Music Industry and Entertainment Studies program:
For students in the program, the assignments are a little unusual: search for local music talent, record and produce a new CD and manage the release for student-run Undeclared Records.
“The record company is meant to be a working laboratory for them,” said Program Coordinator Ryan Jackson who runs a production company. He said students select the artists, sign the contracts and record and produce the music. …
… Outside of the recording studio, students manage performances on campus and at local concert venues.