2023-2024 Catalog 
  
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Music AAS - Recording Technology Program


Code: AAS.MUSC.REC.TECH

The Recording Technology program is recommended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers utilizing audio production skills. Unlike the AFA in Music Technology, this program does not require the musicianship or general education coursework recommended for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in music, but rather focuses specifically on audio production for the music and film/video industries with opportunities to explore radio and TV production through courses in the college’s Broadcasting program. All AAS Recording Technology students engage in industry internships as part of their coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Use the tools of music production including microphones, signal processors, mixing consoles, sequencers and Digital Audio Workstations to effectively engineer and produce music across a broad range of acoustic and electronic based genres.
  2. Apply critical listening skills and the concepts of audio theory and acoustics to record, edit, mix and master music and audiovisual media.
  3. Demonstrate a solid knowledge of audio signal flow to facilitate the setup, use, and troubleshooting of audio equipment.
  4. Design and optimize workstations and spaces for both music production and audiovisual media applications.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Sound Engineering Technician Sound Engineer: Broadcast or Live Corporate Audio Content Developer
Music Producer Music Director Composer

Recommended Semester Sequence


First Semester


Subtotal: 15 Credits


Subtotal: 15 Credits


Third Semester


Subtotal: 15 Credits


MUS-261 : Offered only in fall semesters.

Fourth Semester


Subtotal: 15 Credits


MUS-261 : Offered only in fall semesters.

General Education Requirements


Subtotal: 6 Credits


Subtotal: 6 Credits


Social Sciences *


One 3 credit general education courses selected from the following fields: ECO, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC, ANT

Subtotal: 3 Credits


Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology


Additional General Education Elective *


Subtotal: 3 Credits


Subtotal: 22 Credits


Subtotal: 32 Credits


MUS-261 : Offered only in fall semesters.

Free Elective


Subtotal: 6 Credits


Total Credit Hours: 60


Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s) .

**Music Electives: any Music [MUS] courses.

***Mass Communication electives: COM-105 , COM-106 , COM-111 , COM-140 , COM-205 , COM-207 .

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.