May 23, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

Music Production


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Program Coordinator Louis Michael

The digital revolution has produced rapid advances in area of music production. This has created many new economic, academic, entrepreneurial, and creative opportunities for people with the drive and passion to succeed.

The defining aspects of the new media are that they are digital, interactive, social, asynchronous, and multimedia.

Individuals can work as full-time staff members for recording studios, broadcast networks, live audio production companies, small video production companies, or one of the many music technology merchandising companies. Many creative musicians are free-lance workers. Other self-employed workers operate their own recording studios.

The AAS in Music Production is designed to enable graduates to enter occupations in the area of music performance, recording studio technicians, sound technicians, and potentially management or supervisory positions.  The Certificate of Proficiency concentrates on the skills of music performance, recording, and sound technology.  The Certificate of Completion is for students that want to acquire the skills necessary for an entry-level job as a recording or sound technician.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basics of MIDI production and create a musical compositions using MIDI
  2. Edit audio tracks and import loops and samples
  3. Digitally record multitrack audio
  4. Insert instrument and effect plug-ins
  5. Insert equalizers and compressors on audio tracks
  6. Understand microphone types and techniques
  7. Understand and apply the basics of video editing and production
  8. Create music videos
  9. Encode video for distribution to various formats
  10. Demonstrate skills on a major and a secondary instrument and play in an ensemble setting
  11. Understand basic to intermediate music theory
  12. Create a business plan


Music Production - MUSC/PROD.AAS


Associate in Applied Science

First Semester


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Third Semester


Total: 14 Credit Hours


Fourth Semester


Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the A.A.S in Music Production: 60


 

Music Production - MUSC/PROD.CP


Certificate of Proficiency

First Semester


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Music Production: 30


 

Music Production - MUSC/PROD.CC


Certificate of Completion

First Semester


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 8 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Music Production: 20


 

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