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Audio Production Technologies - AAS

Major: 3024
Effective Term: 2013 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62
Description:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Audio Production Technologies program offers students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment. Students learn the concepts and theory associated with recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings appropriate to their skill levels. The program is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge, competency, and experience important in the commercial music marketplace.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:37-41
MTC101Introduction to Music Theory or higher level Music Theory 3
MTC103Introduction to Aural Perception or higher level Aural Perception 1
MTC191Electronic Music I 3
MTC192Electronic Music II 3
MUC109Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
 
MUC110Music Business: Recording and Mass Media (3) OR
MUC145Recording Studio Business Operations (2) 2-3
 
MUC111Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
MUC112Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) 3
 
MUC195Studio Music Recording I (3) OR
MUC195AAStudio Music Recording I (3) 3
 
MUC196Studio Music Recording II (3) OR
MUC196AAStudio Music Recording II (3) 3
 
MUC297AAMusic Internship 1
 
Select one (1) of two (2) tracks:
Track I: Audio Production: Credits: 9
MUC197Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
MUC198Live Sound Reinforcement II 3
MUC295Studio Music Recording III 3
 
Track II: Sound Design: Credits: 12
MUC122Sound Design I (3) OR
MTC/TCM120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video (3) 3
 
MUC222Sound Design II (3) OR
MTC/TCM220Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video (3) 3
 
MUC194Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques 3
MUC292Sound Design III 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 25-28
 
General Education CoreCredits 12-15
 
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
 
MathematicsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
 
General Education DistributionCredits 13
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 6
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
MHL140or MHL145 or MHL153 recommended.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.

Program Competencies

  1. Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm. (MTC101)
  2. Apply aural skills necessary to hear relationships of intervals, rhythms, melody, and harmony in music. (MTC103)
  3. Apply basic computer literacy skills, including generic applications and music-specific programs with hands-on experience. (MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC/TCM220, MUC222, MUC295)
  4. Apply commercial music and sound design techniques, using digital audio workstations and desktop music production system. (MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC191, MTC192, MTC/TCM220, MUC222)
  5. Identify the procedure to copyright a song, publish it, and select an appropriate performance rights agency. (MUC109, MUC110)
  6. Locate and use different levels of music industry professionals including entertainment attorneys, managers, agents, and concert promoters. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC145)
  7. Market musical products in such areas as music arranging/composing, score preparation, recording technology, audio engineering, postproduction for film and television, and the advertising industry. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC145)
  8. Apply pro tools editing and recording using the digidesign pro tools LE package. (MUC111, MUC112)
  9. Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and MIDI equipment in a studio recording session. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC196AA, MUC292)
  10. Apply generic signals flow concepts for recording consoles in different recording studios. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC196AA)
  11. Use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC196AA)
  12. Set up sound reinforcement systems for mixing live performances with various styles of music. (MUC197, MUC198)
  13. Apply concepts of signal flow for concert sound and placement of consoles, loudspeaker arrangements and microphones. (MUC197, MUC198)
  14. Produce and engineer a recording project from pre-production through delivery of the final mix. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC194)
  15. Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry. (MUC297AA)

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