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.

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 - 64 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 Speaking  (Core Options)
Elective *
Elective *

SECOND YEAR
First Semester
ENGL    1301    Composition I
MATH    1314    College Algebra  (Core Options)
MUSB    2301    Music Marketing
MUSC    1331    MIDI I
MUSP    1113    Introductory Group Piano I
                           -OR-
MUSI      1114    Piano Class for Music Majors I
Elective *

Second Semester
MUSB    2350   Commercial Music Project (Capstone) 2
MUSC   1405    Live Sound I
MUSC    2355   MIDI II
MUSI     1307    Introduction to Music Literature 3
MUSP    1114    Introductory Group Piano II
                          -OR-
MUSI      1115   Piano Class for Music Majors II

   
Piano Class for Music Majors II
PHED / DANC    Any activity course (Core Options)
PSYC    2301    General Psychology  (Core 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 MUSB-2380, departmental permission required
3.    Required to fulfill the Humanities / Fine Arts core requirement - No course substitutions
*    Electives: (minimum of 7 credit hours) any MUAP, any MUEN,
MUSB-1341, MUSB-1391, MUSB-2345, MUSB-2355, MUSB-2380,  
MUSC-1209, MUSC 1303, 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 - Music Business
33 - 34 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester
MUSB    1305    Survey of the Music Business
MUSB    2301    Music Marketing
MUSC    1303    History of Popular Music
MUSC    1327    Audio Engineering I
SPCH    1321    Business and Professional Speaking
Second Semester
MUSB    1341    Concert Promotion and Venue Management
MUSB    1391    Special Topics in Music Business
MUSB    2345    Live Music and Talent Management
MUSB    2350    Commercial Music Project (Capstone)
MUSB    2355    Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry
Elective *

*    Elective (minimum of 3 credit hours): MUSB-2380, MUSC-1331,
MUSC-1405 or MUSC-2427


Certificate - Audio Engineering
31 credit hours

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.


FIRST YEAR
First Semester
MUSB    1305    Survey of the Music Business
MUSC    1323    Audio Electronics
MUSC    1327    Audio Engineering I ~
MUSC    1331    MIDI I
MUSC    2427    Audio Engineering II ~
Second Semester
MUSB    2301    Music Marketing
MUSC    1405    Live Sound 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.


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