A.F.A. Music Technology
- Effectively use microphones, outboard gear, consoles and software to conduct studio recording sessions featuring live instruments and vocals
- Apply critical listening skills and the concepts of audio theory to creating broadcast quality music productions
- Apply the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, arranging, performance and sound synthesis to compose expressive music using MIDI sequencing software and hardware
- Employ signal processors and other tools of recording technology to effectively mix and edit multitrack recordings
- Explain and apply the concepts of mastering to recorded music
- Use their knowledge of audio signal flow to setup, use, and troubleshoot studio equipment
- Successfully transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in music
|MUS131||Class Piano I||2|
|MUS132||Music Theory I||2|
|MUS134||Ear Training & Musicianship I||2|
|MUAS151||Intro to Digital Audio Recording||3|
|MUA1…||Applied Music I*||1|
|PHY185||Intro to Physics||4|
|WRT101||English Composition I||3|
|MUS231||Class Piano II||2|
|MUS232||Intro to Physics||2|
|MUS234||Ear Trainging & Musicianship II||2|
|MUS251||Studio Recording Techniques||3|
|MUA2…||Applied Music II*||1|
|English Composition II or
|MUS150||Intro to MIDI Sequencing & Synthesis||3|
|MUS261||Advanced Studio Recording||3|
|MUS1…||Performance Ensemble I***||1|
|…||Music (MUS) or Applied Music
|MUS250||Electronic Music Composition||3|
|MUS262||Concert Promotion & Production||3|
|MUS2…||Performance Ensemble II||1|
|…||Social Science Elective**||3|
|…||General Education Elective**||3|
Specific Program Notes
*Applied music courses include half-hour private lessons with an instructor in Bass (MUA101, MUA231, MUA232, MUA233); Guitar (MUA102, MUA234, MUA235, MUA236); Percussion (MUA103, MUA237, MUA238, MUA239); Piano (MUA104, MUA240, MUA241, MUA242); Strings (MUA105, MUA243, MUA244, MUA245); Voice (MUA106, MUA246, MUA247, MUA248); or Woodwinds/Brass (MUA107, MUA249, MUA250, MUA251).
***Performance ensembles include Chamber Ensemble (MUS125, MUS258, MUS259, MUS260); Chorus (MUS121, MUS255, MUS256, MUS257); Jazz Ensemble (MUS140, MUS246, MUS247, MUS249); and Pop/Rock Ensemble (MUS120, MUS220, MUS221, MUS222).
†Music courses that may fulfill 3 credits of the humanities requirement are: MUS101 Music Appreciation; MUS107 History of Western Music Before 1750; MUS108 History of Western Music After 1750; MUS109 History of Musical Theatre; MUS110 Music Art & Drama.
‡Recommended music electives: MUS152 Intro to the Music Business; MUS163 Careers in Music; any combination of MUA classes and/or ensembles totaling at least 2 credits. MUS103 Fundamentals of Music is recommended for students with no or minimal music theory background prior to taking MUS132 and MUS133.
‡‡Recommended free electives: COM102 Public Speaking; COM105 Radio Production; COM106 TV Production; COM111 Video Post Production; COM207 TV Production II; MUS252 Music In the Marketplace.
Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.