The Delta Music Institute (DMI) is an independent center under the College of Arts & Sciences at Delta State University. Our mission is to provide our students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative, and business areas of the entertainment industries. The DMI offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Industry Studies with concentrations in audio engineering technology, entertainment industry entrepreneurship, and multimedia technology. This innovative program is intended to develop a broad range of skills that will give students a foundational base of knowledge for working in various entertainment industry careers. Our alumni will be well prepared for the technical, business, and legal issues that confront the practicing entertainment industry professional today and in the future.
The Whitfield Building on campus houses world class recording facilities. Studio A, on the same par as the famed Abbey Road studios in London, is the largest of four recording spaces and features an SSL Duality Delta console. Studio A has the space to record an orchestra, wind ensemble, or choir of up to 150 musicians. Studio B features an AVID S6 console and is a more contemporary space, able to record ensembles of various styles and genres, while Studio C is a smaller project studio. These facilities offer students multiple opportunities to create, edit, and mix audio and visual assets in the digital realm.
Students in the entertainment industry studies program will also be informed of and engaged with the rich musical heritage of Mississippi, prompting opportunities to draw on that history, combine it with their individual talents, and produce the next generation of Mississippi entertainment industry professionals.