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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

60 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
PSYC     2301       General Psychology
                            (See Social/Behavioral Sciences Options)

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 requirement - No course substitutions
5.  May substitute MUSI-1115 or MUSP-1110 or MUSP-2235, departmental permission

      required

~    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.

*    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 would 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 and
MUSC-2427) are offered in both eight- and sixteen-week formats. Students planning to follow the curriculum outline above would need to take the courses in the eight-week format in order to meet the prerequisite requirements.



Certificate – Music Business

33 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.

Contact Information

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


Academic Advisors:
John Ciccia
CPC - D117G
972.578.5563


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