Dr. Jason Fick
Coordinator of Music Technology and a composer/audio engineer himself, wanted to give his students the opportunity to "go from the classroom to career" sooner. He's passionate about helping his students learn not just to make art, but to market it successfully and start building their portfolios earlier. His URSA Engage project allowed him to do just that.
studying Music Production, has been writing music since high school. In his EP project, "The Life Cycle of an Album," he discovered what it was like to write, record, mix, master, promote, and release an album, and enjoyed presenting his findings at one of OSU's undergraduate research symposia. "Learning in class is one thing," he said, "but getting individual feedback from a professional is a completely different experience." Practicing the skills he had learned in classes through making his art was highly motivating.