Academics

Faculty of Informatics for Arts
Department of Music Business Development

For students seeking to become a sound engineer or a music producer.

2 Courses of Study

Multimedia Music Course

While learning music basics and theories, such as harmony, students use apps and equipment while constantly checking with the sound.

Music Business Course

A unique course curriculum based on learning music production, management and rights that closely relates to the real world.

Students' Benefits from the Department

Point 1

Acknowledging the latest industry information, and cultivating the professional abilities that the industry requires

Point 2

Adaptation to technological progress by being introduced to the newest studies and technologies

Point 3

Developing personality while learning the course and nurturing senses

Diploma Policy

Faculty of Informatics for Arts pursues various artistic and media-based expressions, and helps students develop a wide range of professional skills.

Characteristics of Class Subjects

Harmonic theory

Students will learn about the chords required in music while aiming to master triad arrangement and coupling with instruction on figured bass notation.

DAW Utilization Study

Musical arrangement and orchestration skills are acquired through practical training involving the use of the music production software DAW.The lessons start with the concept of tune combinations and the arrangement of rhythm sections.

Practical concert business

Students will learn about and implement the structure of performance and live entertainment with weekly guest lectures from professionals working in the concert business.

Future Vision (Aspired Occupations)

Multimedia Music
  • Sound creator
  • Multimedia creator
  • Game music creator
  • Application developer
  • Sound coordinator
  • Sound engineer
  • Sound programmer
  • Stage sound coordinator
  • ...and more
Music Business
  • Concert promoter
  • Musical program planner and producer
  • Music director
  • Music publishing planner
  • Music video planner
  • Music copyright administrator
  • Concert planning and production
  • Artist manager
  • ...and more

Faculty Members

Department of Music Business Development, ChairmanProfessor Makoto Takeuchi (竹内 誠)

Graduated Department of Composition, Faculty of Music, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku. He studied musical theory under Akira Kitamura and composition under Shigeaki Saegusa, Yoshio Hachimura, Hideo Kobayashi, and Toshiro Mayuzumi. He began composing and arranging music at the university and continues to do so to this day. In addition to composition, he is active in various fields, including research on the sound analysis of music and harmony. After being a full-time lecturer in the Department of Music Business at Shobi-Gakuen Junior College, he is now a professor at the Shobi University Department of Music Business Development in the Faculty of Informatics for Arts.