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MUSC  1209  Conducting Class
Introduction to the art of conducting including regular and irregular beat patterns, subdivision, and beat pattern varieties applied to musical literature and practical experiences. Lab required. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  1313  Commercial Music Theory I
Introduction to chord progressions, song forms, and harmonic techniques used in commercial music. Topics include modern chord notation and chord voicings. Prerequisite: MUSI 1303. 3 credit hours.  (W)

 

MUSC  1321  Songwriting I
Introduction to the techniques of writing marketable songs including the writing of lyrics and melodies, setting lyrics to music, developing lyrical and musical "hooks," analyzing the marketplace, and developing a production plan for a song demo. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  1323  Audio Electronics
Basic concepts in electricity, Ohm's Law, circuit analysis and troubleshooting. Includes soldering techniques, and equipment maintenance. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  1327  Audio Engineering I
The tools, personnel and standard workflow of a recording studio. Topics include fundamentals of sound and overview of tracking, editing, and mixing audio. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  1331  MIDI I
Exploration of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) systems and applications. Includes the MIDI language and applications in the studio environment using software-based sequencing programs. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  1333  Synthesis I
An exploration of sound synthesis. Includes additive, subtractive, and modulation-based synthesizers. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  1405  Live Sound I
An overview of the field of live sound. Includes principles of live sound and the theory and interconnection of the components of a sound reinforcement system. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSC 1327. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2313  Commercial Music Theory II
Continuation of Commercial Music Theory I. Emphasizes harmonic and melodic analysis, extended chord theory, and modal and altered scales. Prerequisite: MUSC 1313 or consent of Associate Dean/Director. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2314  Improvisation Theory I
Chordal structures of commercial music genres.  Emphasizes extemporaneous performance. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2330  Commercial Music Arranging and Composition
Presentation of techniques for arranging and composing projects in the commercial music industry. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2345  Synthesis II
Advanced sound synthesis. Includes hybrid synthesis and digital sampling. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSC 1333. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2351  Audio for Video
Advanced audio techniques for video production. Includes synchronization, automated mixdown, audio post production for video, and editing techniques. Lab required. Prerequisite: ARTV 1343 or MUSC 1327. 3 credit hours.  (W)

 

MUSC  2355  MIDI II
Advanced MIDI concepts and techniques. Includes synchronizing MIDI and audio and advanced sequencer operation. Prerequisite: MUSC 1331 with a grade of “C” or better; or consent of Associate Dean/Director. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2356  Songwriting II
Continuation in the development of techniques for writing marketable songs including the writing of lyrics and melodies, setting lyrics to music, developing lyrical and musical "hooks," analyzing the marketplace, and developing a production plan for a song demo. Prerequisite: MUSC 1321, or consent of Associate Dean/Director. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2403  Live Sound II
Overview of stage monitor systems. Includes monitor systems set-up and operation and stage management. Also covers interactivity between sound management, performance quality, and audience experience. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSC 1405. 4 credit hours.  (W)

 

MUSC  2427  Audio Engineering II
Implementation of the recording process, including microphones, audio console, multi-track recorder, and signal processing devices. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSC 1327 with a grade of "B" or better; or consent of Associate Dean/Director. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2447  Audio Engineering III
Advanced techniques in recording and manipulation of audio. Includes digital audio editing, recording techniques, and signal processing. Prerequisite: MUSC 2427 with a grade of “C” or better; or consent of Associate Dean/Director. Lab required. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2448  Audio Engineering IV
Continued enhancement of recording, mixing, arranging, and editing. Includes the role of the producer in session planning, communication, budgeting, business aspects, technical considerations, and music markets. Prerequisite: MUSC 2447 with a grade of “C” or better; or consent of Associate Dean/Director. Lab required. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2453  Live Sound III
Advanced concepts of live sound engineering for front-of-house mix. Includes techniques required to build and maintain a live sound mix for an audience. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSC 2403. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

MUSC  2471  Audio Plugins
Exploration of plugins used in Digital Audio Workstations, with special emphasis on industry standard third-party developers. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSC 2427. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

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