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Music, Commercial
    2014 - 2015 Music, Commercial Program Information

    Also see Associate of Arts - Music Field of Study an academic transfer program.



    Program Options:
    AAS - Commercial Music
    Certificate - Audio Engineering
        
    Studio Track
         Live Sound Track

    Certificate - Music Business



    Collin’s Commercial Music program provides career training in performance, audio engineering and sound reinforcement, electronic music, and composition / songwriting. Internship opportunities are available through the Cooperative Work Experience program for practical training in the field.

    Many Collin graduates perform professionally or work in recording studios, tape duplication and editing facilities, or sound reinforcement companies.

    Collin's Audio Engineering Certificate program offers students the training and skills needed for today's professional recording studio environments. The curriculum focuses on developing the expertise needed to work as a mixing engineer in both large and small studio environments. In addition to the studio-based classes such as the audio engineering and MIDI courses, the one-year certificate also develops hands-on proficiency in running live sound, understanding music business contracts and marketing as well as performing audio equipment troubleshooting.

    Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.



    AAS – Commercial Music
    61 - 65 credit hours

    FIRST YEAR
    First Semester
    ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics
    MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business
    MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I ~
    MUSI 1303 Fundamentals of Music
    Second Semester
    MUSC 1313 Commercial Music Theory I
    MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II ~
    MUSI 1116 Aural Skills I 1
    SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 
    (See Speech Options)
    Elective *
    Elective *

    SECOND YEAR
    First Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition I
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 
    (See Mathematics / Natural Sciences Options)
    MUSB 2301 Music Marketing
    MUSC 1331 MIDI I
    MUSP 1113 Introductory Group Piano I 2
    Elective *
    Second Semester
    MUSB 2350 Commercial Music Project (Capstone) 3
    MUSC 1405 Live Sound I
    MUSC 2355 MIDI II
    MUSI 1307 Introduction to Music Literature 4
    MUSP 1114 Introductory Group Piano II 5
    PHED / DANC Any activity course 
    (See PHED / DANC Options)
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 
    (See Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)

    ~ Audio Engineering courses (MUSC-1327, MUSC-2427, MUSC-2447 and
    MUSC-2448) are offered in both eight- and sixteen-week formats.  Students planning to follow the curriculum outline above may need to take the courses in the eight-week format in order to meet the prerequisite requirements.
    1. Required for Commercial Music Majors
    2. May substitute MUSI-1114 or MUSP-1110, departmental permission required
    3. May substitute MUSB-2380, departmental permission required
    4. Required to fulfill the Humanities / Fine Arts core requirement - No course substitutions
    5. May substitute MUSI-1115 or MUSP-1110 or MUSP-2235, departmental permission required

    * Electives (minimum of 7 credit hours) If not used in degree requirements:
    any MUAP, any MUEN, MUSB-1341, MUSB-2345, MUSB-2355,
    MUSB-2380, MUSC-1209, MUSC-1321, MUSC-1323, MUSC-1333, MUSC-2313, MUSC-2314, MUSC-2330, MUSC-2345, MUSC-2351, MUSC-2356, MUSC-2447, MUSC-2448, MUSI-1117, MUSI-1183,
    MUSI-1184, MUSI-1192, MUSI-1193, MUSI-1312, MUSI-1386,
    MUSI-2114, MUSI-2115, MUSI-2116, MUSI-2117, MUSI-2192,
    MUSI-2193, MUSI-2311, MUSI-2312, MUSP-1104, MUSP-1105,
    MUSP-1110, MUSP-1117, MUSP-1127, MUSP-1151, MUSP-1153,
    MUSP-1202, MUSP-2230, MUSP-2233, MUSP-2235, MUSP-2237 or
    MUSP-2249




    Certificate - Audio Engineering -
    Studio Track

    31 credit hours

    FIRST YEAR
    Summer
    MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I ~
    First Semester
    MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business
    MUSB 2301 Music Marketing
    MUSC 1405 Live Sound I
    MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II ~
    Second Semester
    MUSC 1323 Audio Electronics
    MUSC 1331 MIDI I
    MUSC 2447 Audio Engineering III ~
    MUSC 2448 Audio Engineering IV ~ (Capstone)

    ~ Audio Engineering courses (MUSC-1327, MUSC-2427, MUSC-2447 and
    MUSC-2448) are offered in both eight- and sixteen-week formats.  Students planning to follow the curriculum outline above may need to take the courses in the eight-week format in order to meet the prerequisite requirements.




    Certificate - Audio Engineering -
    Live Sound Track

    31 credit hours

    FIRST YEAR
    Summer
    MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I~
    First Semester
    MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business
    MUSB 1341 Concert Promotion and Venue Management
    MUSC 1405 Live Sound I
    MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II ~
    Second Semester
    MUSC 1323 Audio Electronics
    MUSC 1331 MIDI I
    MUSC 2403 Live Sound II
    MUSC 2453 Live Sound III (Capstone)

    ~ Audio Engineering courses (MUSC-1327, MUSC-2427, MUSC-2447 and
    MUSC-2448) are offered in both eight- and sixteen-week formats.  Students planning to follow the curriculum outline above may need to take the courses in the eight-week format in order to meet the prerequisite requirements.




    Certificate - Music Business
    33 - 35 credit hours

    FIRST YEAR
    Summer
    MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business
    First Semester
    MUSB 1341 Concert Promotion and Venue Management
    MUSB 2301 Music Marketing
    MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I
    MUSI 1310 American Music
    SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
    Second Semester
    MUSB 2345 Live Music and Talent Management
    MUSB 2350 Commercial Music Project (Capstone)
    MUSC 1331 MIDI I
    Elective *
    Elective *


    * Elective (minimum of 6 credit hours): MUSB-2355, MUSB-2380,
    MUSC-1321, MUSC-1405, MUSC-2355, MUSC-2356 or MUSC-2427




    Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
    for that course.

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    Contact Information

    Department Chair:
    Christopher Morgan, Ph. D.
    SCC - B183
    972.516.5010


    Academic Advisors:
    John Ciccia
    CPC - D117G
    972.578.5563


    Samantha Dean
    SCC - G122
    972.881.5190


    Department Website:
    http://www.collin.edu/music