DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION COURSES
CSCI 101 - Introduction to Computers
Introduces students to general computer topics such as input and output devices, the computer's impact on society, programming languages and software. Includes hands-on experience in word processing, spreadsheets, data management and presentations.
MUSC 122 - Music Theory I
Notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, transposition, harmony, cadences and nonharmonic tones. Concurrent registration in Music 123 and Music 151 or Applied Piano (MUSC 145) required for majors or students interested in continuing with Music Theory II.
MUSC 124 - Music Theory II
Prerequisite: Music 122. Partwriting, seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation, composition. Concurrent registration in Music 125 and Music 152 or Applied Piano (MUSC
MUSC 222 - Music Theory III
Chromatic harmony, study of musical forms, composition, and musical analysis. Concurrent registration in Music 223 and 251 or Applied Piano (MUSC 145) required. Prerequisite: Music
MUSC 224 - Music Theory IV
Counterpoint and Twentieth Century music, including Impressionism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. Concurrent registration in Music 225 and 252 or Applied Piano (MUSC 145) required. Prerequisite: Music 222.
MUSC 123 -Aural Skills I
Emphasis on developing vocal production, aural/reading skills in scales,intervals and rhythms, and basic melodic and rhythmic dictation.
MUSC 125 - Aural Skills II
Continuation of Music 123. Prerequisite: Music 123.
MUSC 223 - Aural Skills III
Emphasis on continued development of aural skills in interval and chord identification, rhythmic and melodic dictation, error detection and sight singing. Prerequisite: Music 125.
MUSC 225 - Aural Skills IV
A continuation of Music 223. Prerequisite: Music 223.
MUSC 151/152, 251/252 - Class Piano I-IV
Study of the basic elements of piano proficiency including intervals, scales, chords, transposition and harmonization of melodies. Begins with elementary piano skills and advances to intermediate piano skills. Students interested in starting above Level 1 need permission of instructor.
MUSC 163 - Sound Reinforcement
Live sound engineers must have the engineering skills to safely control vast amounts of electric and acoustical energy, and the artistic skills to mix a tasteful, enveloping show. This course will heavily stress the underlying principles of acoustics and electro acoustics, while encouraging students to listen critically and to mix artistically. Students will submit listening, research, and recording projects to evaluate their development.
MUSC 104 - Finale
Using Finale 2010's streamlined, easy-to-use interface, see how easily you can enter notes (with or without MIDI keyboard), arrange, edit, listen to and print your music with professional quality results. Participants will receive "hands-on" sequential step-by-step instruction in a lab setting; handouts and several class projects will be provided. Basic computer skills are required.
MUSC 106 - Sibelius
Using Sibelius 6, easy-to-use interface, see how easily you can enter notes (with or without MIDI keyboard), arrange, edit, listen to and print your music with professional quality results. Participants will receive "hands-on" sequential step-by-step instruction in a lab setting; handouts and several class projects will be provided. Basic computer skills are required.
MUSC 165 - Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations
This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of the basic principles of non-linear digital audio editing software. Topics include creating and managing digital audio workstation sessions, importing media, basic editing and mixing techniques, external controllers, managing sessions and tracks, recording and editing MIDI and audio, timescaling, and automation. Students will work with a variety of digital audio software.
MUSC 167 - Beginning Pro Tools
This course will launch students into familiarization with the most widely recognized industry standard studio recording software: Pro Tools. This fast-paced environment will instruct students in Pro Tools recording techniques through the use of the Pro Tools 101 text, video tutorials created by the instructor, quizzes and exams, projects, and class discussion.
MUSC 171 - Beginning SONAR
Producing Music with SONAR provides students with the general skills to complete all aspects of a multi-track recording using MIDI, audio, loops and plugin effects using Cakewalk's SONAR
MUSC 267 - Advanced Pro Tools
Students gain more in-depth and detailed knowledge of the Pro Tools system. The course covers all key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system in a professional environment. Students will improve overall musical production abilities for projects in such areas as TV, Film, commercials, Web sites, video games, or live artists.
MUSC 271 - Advanced SONAR
Building on the skills learned in Beginning SONAR, students are guided through the details of recording, editing, mastering and mixing at a professional level - essential knowledge for any music producer, musician, songwriter, or film composer.
MUSC 282 - Mixing and Mastering in Pro Tools
This advanced music production course provides students with a deep understanding of mixing and mastering tools and techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of styles.
MUSC 257 - Music Business I
This course presents the student with an overview of the music industry. The topics addressed will include copyright law, songwriting, live performance, the record industry, music merchandising, contracts and licenses, and career opportunities.
MUSC 284 - Audio Production Experience I-IV
This course will provide the student with practical experience in basic audio production work. Students will be assigned to various sound related events on campus. They will be expected to perform routine audio production tasks such as setting up microphones, monitoring sound levels, setting up and tearing sound equipment, running cable, etc. This course is designed to give students practical experience and to understand the basics of setting up and operation of sound systems for live events.