Courses

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MUSIC 100
Introduction to Music Theory (5)

An introduction to reading and writing music. Topics include standard music notation, meter, rhythm, scales and key signatures. May be used in preparation for MUSC& 141. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 120 required for music and music technology majors. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC & 105
Music Appreciation (5)

Why does music affect us the way it does? There is no escaping music in our society; it's everywhere. Together we will discover how and why music has impacted our culture through the centuries. We will explore music's history, its basic elements, and its power to alter entire societies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 (or equivalent) or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

MUSIC 106
Music in American Culture (5)

Explore musical traditions from diverse American cultures through guided listening and analysis of songs, styles, genres and musicians, with emphasis on the role of race, class, gender and sexual-orientation. Dual listed with AES 106. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

MUSIC 107
Jazz History (5)

Examine the history and development of jazz in the U.S. as well as its key historical figures. Includes the study of issues that parallel the growth of jazz music in American society, the evolution of hip hop through jazz and examples of recordings from the period that foreshadowed the introduction of hip-hop in the early 1970s. Student option grading.

MUSIC 108
Music in World Cultures (5)

Experience the diversity of music from around the world by examining selected musics in their broad cultural contexts: religious, historical and social. Emphasis on listening skills, music aesthetics, styles, genres, transmission and sociocultural backgrounds of musicians. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

MUSIC 109
American Popular Music (5)

Explore American popular music from the 19th century to today including Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley, Jazz, Rock, Country, Blues, Punk, Alternative, and Rap. Student option grading.

MUSIC 114
Class Instruction-Guitar I (2)

This course is intended for students with little or no background in guitar performance. It presents basic skills and techniques needed to enjoy playing the guitar. Students must supply their own acoustic guitar. Student option grading.

MUSIC 115
Class Instruction Electric Bass (2)

Basic skills for the electric bass including reading bass clef, scales and modes, improving technical proficiency. For beginning to intermediate players. Students must provide own instrument. Course may be taken up to six times. Student option grading.

MUSIC 118
Class Instruction-Guitar II (2)

This course is intended for intermediate level guitarists. It builds on skills learned in Guitar I and presents more advanced techniques for improved acoustic guitar performance. Students must supply their own acoustic guitar. Prerequisites: MUSC 114-Guitar I, or permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC 119
Class Piano for General Students (2)

Students with little or no piano background learn basic piano skills and techniques. Student option grading.

MUSIC 120
Class Piano for Music 100 Students (2)

Students learn basic skills needed in music reading, music theory and piano performance. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 100 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 133
Peformance Techniques (2)

Performance Techniques focuses on various aspects of artistic performances. This class provides opportunities for students to perform publicly and to learn about stagecraft and audience behavior. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of music through concert attendance and personal performances. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 135
Shoreline Singers (2)

This advanced a cappella ensemble performs a variety of challenging vocal music including classical, world music, modern music, and jazz. The group tours annually and schedules multiple performances each quarter. Prerequisite: Audition required. Also requires concurrent registration in Chorale or special permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 136
Jazz Ensemble (2)

The Jazz Ensemble rehearses and performs music in a variety of contemporary jazz styles. Sight reading, jazz interpretation, phrasing and improvisation are stressed. Students present several concerts each quarter and participate in a yearly concert tour, usually in Spring. Prerequisite: Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is by audition. Student option grading.

MUSIC 139
Sibelius Music Notation Software (3)

A fully online course introducing students to the creation of music using music notation software. Basic understanding of music notation is required. Prerequisite: MUSC 100 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC 140
Concert Band (2)

Shoreline's Concert Band performs quarterly concerts that include traditional music, contemporary band works, orchestral transcriptions, solo features, Broadway musicals and marches. Rehearses on Monday evenings fall, winter, spring quarters. Prerequisite: Ability to play a band instrument. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC & 141
Music Theory I: First-Year Music Theory (5)

The course includes sight singing, keyboard training, and the theories and fundamentals of musical structure. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 151 required for music and music technology majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or better or placement into MUSC& 141. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC & 142
Music Theory II: First-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the study of music fundamentals and structure. Sight singing, keyboard assignments, melodic and elementary dictation are integrated into the class. Course is intended primarily for music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 152 (Class Piano) is required. Prrequisite: MUSC& 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC & 143
Music Theory III: First-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the study of theories and fundamentals of music structure. Sight singing and melodic and harmonic dictation are integrated into the class. This course is intended primarily for music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 153 (class piano) is required. Prerequisite: MUSC& 142 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 144
Funk & Groove (2)

Funk & Groove is a performance ensemble that rehearses and performs music in styles typical of pop and commercial music from the 1970s to the present. The ensemble uses an extensive sound reinforcement system and provides experience in live performance technique and technology. Prerequisite: Membership in Funk & Groove is by audition. Student option grading.

MUSIC 146
Orchestra (2)

This course is intended for string students who join an approved off-campus community orchestra which rehearses once a week, works on standard orchestral literature and performs in a public concert at least once per quarter. Prerequisites: Ability to play a string instrument, permission of a music faculty advisor & the community orchestra conductor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 147
Small Ensemble Performance (4)

Designed for intermediate to advanced musicians and singers: Weekly rehearsals focus on small group performance skill. May be repeated 6 times for credit. Ensembles include: Chamber Wind, Vocal, Guitar, Sax, Piano, Studio Musicianship, Percussion, Bluegrass, Strings, iPad, Repertoire Jazz, Creative Music and Brass. Student option grading.

MUSIC 150
History of Bluegrass (2)

Bluegrass blends various musical styles, including fiddle tunes, blues, country, old-time string bands and jazz to form a uniquely American art form. This class examines the history and development of the music through reading, listening and online discussion. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

MUSIC 151
Class Piano for Music Theory I Students (2)

Music students with little or no piano background learn basic skills required of all music majors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 141 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 152
Class Piano for Music Theory II Students (2)

Music theory students learn basic piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 142 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 153
Class Piano for Music Theory III Students (2)

Music theory students learn basic piano skills and techniques requiredd of music majors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 143 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 154
Opera Workshop (1)

Students perform a minor role in a one-act opera and opera scenes in full production in English or the original language. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on student audition. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 155
Opera Workshop (2)

Students perform a secondary role in a one-act opera and opera scenes in full production in English or the original language. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on student audition. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 156
Opera Workshop (3)

Students perform a major role in a one-act opera and opera scenes in full production in English or the original language. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on student audition. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 161
Class Voice Instruction - Beginning (2)

Beginning voice students learn the fundamentals and basic techniques needed in vocal performance to enhance their ability to sing in a performing ensemble and/or perform in public. This course may be repeated for credit. Student option grading.

MUSIC 162
Class Voice Instruction - Intermediate (2)

Intermediate voice students learn the fundamentals and basic techniques needed in vocal performance to enhance their ability to sing in a performing ensemble and/or perform in public. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Completion of MUSC 161 or permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC 163
Class Voice Instruction - Advanced (2)

Advanced voice students learn the fundamentals and basic techniques needed in vocal performance to enhance their ability to sing in a performing ensemble and/or perform in public. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Completion of MUSC 162 or permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC 164
Musical Theater Performance (1)

Students perform a minor musical theater role in full production, accompanied by orchestra. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on student audition. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 165
Musical Theater Performance (2)

Students perform a secondary musical theater role in full production, accompanied by orchestra. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on student audition. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 166
Musical Theater Performance (3)

Students perform a major musical theater role in full production, accompanied by orchestra. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor after audition. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 167
Voice-Dance Performance Techniques 1 (2)

Students develop the ability to sing and move simultaneously in preparation for performing on stage in musical roles. Student option grading.

MUSIC 170
Private Instruction - Classical Voice 1 (1)

Students sing in a variety of languages, prepare for and give public performances. Students receive one-on-one mentoring to nurture artistic goals and improve vocal technique. This course enables the vocal music major to transfer two years of applied study to universities, colleges, and conservatories. Prerequisite: Placement by audition and enrollment in Shoreline choral ensemble. Instructor approval required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 175
Chamber Chorale (2)

Mixed voice choral ensemble open to all students. Styles include classical, jazz, pop, folk, and world music. Membership open to all. A short placement check will be performed in the first week of class to determine section placement. Student option grading.

MUSIC 180
Individual Instruction - Classical Piano I (1)

Individual instruction on technique and classical piano literature from various periods of time. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of piano music. Permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 184
Private Instruction Popular Voice I (1)

Students are coached to sing in a variety of popular music styles preparing them to give public performances. Students receive one-on-one mentoring to nurture artistic goals and improve technique. Vocal exercises safely increase stamina and range while developing stylistic skills matching their genre of choice. Instructor permission required. Student option grading.

MUSIC 196
Individual Instruction Instrumental (1)

Individual instruction on string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 204
Improvisation I (2)

Improvisation I covers the basic elements of jazz improvisation, exploring various styles and idioms, and is open to all instrumentalists interested in playing jazz. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 205
Improvisation II (2)

Improvisation II covers intermediate elements of jazz improvisation while exploring various styles and idioms. The class is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists interested in playing jazz. Prerequisite: MUSC 204 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 206
Jazz History (5)

Examine the history and development of jazz in the U.S. as well as its key historical figures, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and others. Includes the study of issues that parallel the growth of jazz music in American society from 1900 to the present day. Student option grading.

MUSIC 207
The Craft of Songwriting (2)

Students examine the craft of writing a song and investigate how structure, melody, and lyrics function together to create a well-written song. The history of songwriting and the classic work of great songwriters are used to explore the process of songwriting. Student option grading.

MUSIC 210
Songwriting Workshop (2)

Explore songwriting techniques in a supportive community with other songwriters. Hone lyrics, sharpen melodies and polish song structure. Students will write and workshop numerous original works and develop their individual voices as songwriters. Prerequisite: MUSC 207 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC 211
Diction for Singers-Italian/German (3)

Students perform musical compositions from the past three hundred years in both Italian and German. This course stresses correct pronunciation through use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite: MUSC 161 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 212
Diction for Singers-French/English (3)

Students perform musical compositions from the past 300 years in both French and English. This course stresses correct pronunciation through use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite: MUSC 211 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC 224
Survey of Piano Literature (2)

Students learn essential characteristics of piano compositions from the Baroque through the 20th Century. Prerequisite: Intermediate reading level of piano music is recommended. Student option grading.

MUSIC 225
Collaborative Piano (2)

Pianists learn the skills and techniques of collaborating with vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles. Intermediate or above reading level of piano music. Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 226
Piano Pedagogy (2)

Students will learn repertoire/methods for teaching piano students in individual and group settings. Prerequisite: Intermediate reading level of piano music required. Student option grading.

MUSIC & 241
Second-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the study of traditional harmony with emphasis on modulation, mode mixture, formal analysis and the Neapolitan sixth. Advanced melodic and harmonic dictation, sight singing and keyboardassignments are included. Prerequisite: MUSC& 143 or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC & 242
Second-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the advanced study of traditional harmony. Topics include augmented sixth chords, enharmonic reinterpretation, chromatic modulation techniques. Advanced melodic and harmonic dictation, sight singing and keyboard assignments. Prerequisite: MUSC& 241 or permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC & 243
Second-Year Music Theory (5)

Late 19th and 20th-century harmonic practice including, chromatic sequence, modes and synthetic scales, serialism and polytonality as well as 20th-century rhythmic techniques. Advanced melodic and harmonic dictation. Sight singing and keyboard assignments. Prerequisite: MUSC& 242 or permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 251
Class Piano for Music Theory IV Students (2)

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 241 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 252
Class Piano for Music Theory V Students (2)

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 242 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 253
Class Piano for Music Theory VI Students (2)

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 243 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 264
Conducting (2)

A beginning class in conducting with emphasis on beat patterns, beat styles, score reading and preparation for conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles. Includes an overview of the history of the art of conducting. Prerequisite: Completion of First Year Theory sequence or instructor approval required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 268
Voice-Dance Performance Techniques 2 (2)

Students develop further skills in moving and singing simultaneously, including part singing and complex dance combinations. This course is a continuation of MUSC 167 for the more advanced student. Prerequisite: Completion of MUSC 167 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC 270
Private Instruction - Classical Voice 2 (1)

Students sing in a variety of languages, give public performances, and continue to receive one-on-one mentoring to nurture artistic goals and improve vocal technique. This course enables the vocal music major to transfer two years of applied study to universities, colleges, and conservatories. Placement by audition. Instructor approval required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 280
Individual Instruction - Classical Piano II (1)

Individual instruction on advanced technique and classical piano literature. Prerequisite: Intermediate reading knowledge of piano music. Permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 284
Private Instruction Popular Voice II (1)

Students build on their ability to sing in a variety of popular music styles improving their ability to give public performances. Second-year students continue to receive one-on-one mentoring to nurture artistic goals and improve technique. Vocal exercises safely develop stylistic skills matching their areas of specialization. Instructor permission required. Student option grading.

MUSIC 291
Special Topics in Music (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music.

MUSIC 292
Special Topics in Music (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music.

MUSIC 293
Special Topics in Music (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music.

MUSIC 294
Special Topics in Music (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music.

MUSIC 295
Special Topics in Music (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music.

MUSIC 296
Private Instruction Instrumental (1)

Individual instruction on string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Prerequisite: MUSC 196 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 297
Individual Project in Music (1)

Individual project in a specific area of music. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 298
Individual Project in Music (2)

Individual project in a specific area of music. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 299
Individual Project in Music (3)

Individual project in a specific area of music. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Music Technology classes

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 100
Career Development (2)

A seminar to assist students in the exploration and development of a career in the music industry. Factual information is presented by professionals working in a variety of music-related careers. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 101
Survey of Music Recording/Publishing Business (2)

Students learn techniques for successful operation of businesses focusing in the area of music recording and publishing. Cash flow is tracked and evaluated throughout the industry. The course details income generated by studio ownership, artist royalties, broadcast royalties and contract negotiation. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 102
Rights and Methods in Multimedia (2)

Students learn techniques for the development and marketing of various multimedia products. They will be introduced to legal issues relating to content including copyrighting, trademark law, publicity and privacy rights, unions and other related organizations. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 106
Acoustics of Music (5)

Students are introduced to the acoustical properties of sound and music. The course begins with an introduction to simple vibrating systems, wave and wave propagation and progress and goes through the reception of sound, frequency and pitch to auditorium and room acoustics. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MATH 080 or MATH 098 (2.0 or better) or placement into MATH 099. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 121
First-Year Audio Recording 1 (3)

Students gain a working knowledge of signal flow in a modern multi-track recording facility through the study and application of acoustics, decibels and microphones. This course is the first of a structured three-course sequence. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 122
First-Year Audio Recording 2 (3)

Students gain a deeper understanding of signal flow in a modern multi-track recording facility through the study and usage of recording consoles and signal processing. This course is the second of a structured three-course sequence. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 123
First-Year Audio Recording 3 (3)

Students gain a deeper understanding of signal flow in a modern multi-track recording facility through the study and usage of audio recorders, amplifiers and speakers. This course is the third of a structured three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUSTC 122 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 131
Digital Audio Production 1 (3)

Introduction to ProTools. Manipulate the two main windows in ProTools and learn basic work flows. First in a series of three courses. Prerequisite: VCT 124 Mac Basics prior or simultaneously. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 132
Digital Audio Production 2 (3)

Intermediate ProTools. Manipulate audio and MIDI components of the software and study more complex production work flow. Second in series of three courses. Prerequisite: MUSTC 131 or equivalent with permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 133
Digital Audio Production 3 (3)

Sound design for static and dynamic applications and video games. Third course of 3 in series. Prerequisite: MUSTC 132 or equivalent with permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 135
Introduction to Live Sound Reinforcement (3)

Introduction to theory and methods necessary for live sound reinforcement in diverse applications. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 143
Introduction to Pop & Commercial Music Theory I (3)

This course begins a process of study in ear training, harmony, rhythm, melody, nomenclature, and production skills necessary for success in pop and commercial music styles. Prerequisite: MUSC& 142 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 151
Introduction to MIDI (2)

Course introduces students to MIDI music production using synthesizers, sequencers, samplers, drum machines, personal computers and electronic control devices. The history, transmission, and protocol of the MIDI data stream are examined. Instruction is balanced between demonstration and hands-on learning opportunities. Prerequisite: VCT 124 (may be taken concurrently) or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 152
MIDI Sequencing I (2)

This course introduces students to MIDI sequencing technology using the Macintosh computer. Students learn basic MIDI production skills including real and step-time entry, quantization, looping, transposition, editing, and sound selection. The course features both demonstration and hands-on learning opportunities. Prerequisite: MUSTC 151. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 153
MIDI Sequencing II (2)

This course develops advanced skill in MIDI sequencing technology. Students learn MIDI functions including data manipulation in various editing environments, synchronization, humanization, and the use of plug-ins and virtual instruments. The course features a balance of demonstration and hands-on learning opportunities. Prerequisite: MUSTC 151, MUSTC 152. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 154
Synthesizers: Modular, FM, Physical Modeling (4)

Introducing creative sound design using a modular synthesis construction program to demonstrate underlying theory. Subtractive, modular and FM synths will be explained, using oscillators, EGs, filters and dynamic modulation controls. Prerequisite: Intro to Music Technology 101 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 155
Synthesizers: Sampling, Wavetable, Granular (4)

Learn the fundamental processes associated with sampling (looping, keyboard mapping, velocity layers, instrument building, and beat creation) and introduces other related methods of synthesis wavetable and granular synthesis. Uses a modular synth construction software application for analysis of concepts. Prerequisite: MUSTC 151 - Intro to MIDI or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 163
MIDI Drum Programming (2)

Students learn to program drumbeats using available MIDI devices. A variety of styles and approaches are presented to develop skill in both real-time and step entry programming. Instruction is balanced between demonstration and hands-on learning. Prerequisite: MUSTC 151 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 171
Dig. Audio Workstation I: Musical Digital Audio (5)

Students learn the Digital Performer or Apple Logic application with an emphasis on the digital audio component of the application software. Students demonstrate and develop projects simulating a commercial recording studio environment. First in series of three courses. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 172
Dig. Audio Workstation II: Static Sound Design (5)

Students learn the Digital Performer or Apple Logic application as it applies to audio post-production of static sound design elements such as software graphical-user-interface (GUI), on-line audio and books-on-tape, simulating a commercial recording studio environment. Second in series of three courses. Prerequisite: MUSTC 171. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 173
Dig Audio Workstn III: Film & Video Sound Design (5)

Logic or Digital Performer video post-production simulating a commercial environment. Third in series of three courses. Prerequisite: MUSTC 172. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 180
Audio for Interactive Media (2)

Student learn various techniques and processes used in the integration of music and audio as applied to video games and other interactive media. Students gain familiarity with the terminology and basic concepts of audio for gaming. Prerequisite: Students should be able to create or manipulate simple music and sound effects with a DAW. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 200
Navigating the New Music Business (3)

As conventional models in the music business crumble, we investigate new revenue streams and emerging businesses on the web, incorporating social media into P.R. and how to network effectively. Explore new ways of creating, financing, promoting and distributing music. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 201
Masters and Mentors (2)

Students interact weekly with a different guest speaker from the local music community, including managers, label owners, studio owners, booking agents, entertainment lawyers and DIY musicians who bring real world credentials and expertise to the classroom. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 221
Multitrack Music Production 1 (3)

Students learn the operation of a multitrack recording studio while working as engineers on mixing and basic recording projects. This course is the first of a structured three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUSTC 123 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 222
Multitrack Music Production 2 (3)

Students exercise intermediate skills in multitrack music production while working as engineers and producers on recording projects. Emphasis is on the development of a student recording portfolio. This course is the second of a structured three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUSTC 221 or equivalent with permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 223
Multitrack Music Production 3 (3)

Students exercise advanced skills in multitrack music production while working as engineers and producers on recording projects. Emphasis is on the development of a student recording portfolio. This course is the third of a structured three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUSTC 222 or equivalent with permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 231
Audio Post-I Digital Music Production (5)

Provides students with a working understanding of advanced non-linear digital production of music using digital audio workstations in a recording studio environment. Portfolio materials demonstrate music recording, mixing and mastering techniques. First in series of three courses. Prerequisite: MUSTC 133 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 232
Audio Post II - Digital Radio Production (5)

Advanced radio broadcast-oriented commercial, public service, short-and long-form programming non-linear digital production using digital audio workstations in a recording studio environment, based on a broadcast paradigm (quick turnaround, high-volume production of time-sensitive audio content.) 2nd in series. Prerequisite: MUSTC 131, MUSTC 132, MUSTC 133, MUSTC 231 and VCT 124, or Instructor Permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 233
Audio Post III - Digital Audio for Video (5)

Design music, sound effects, and other creative audio components for existing video material, using advanced production techniques on a non-linear digital audio workstation. Learn standards and practices used in the post-production industry in a recording studio environment. 3rd in series of 3. Prerequisite: MUSTC 133, MUSTC 232 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 241
Pop and Commercial Music Theory I (5)

Basic music theory concepts as applied to pop and commercial music. Includes ear training and basic harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic applications in popular styles. Techniques for creating four-part harmony typical of horn and string accompaniments in commercial music. Prerequisite: MUSTC 143 or permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 242
Pop and Commercial Music Theory II (5)

Music theory concepts to develop skills for analysis and construction of pop and commercial music. Harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic applications used in the industry. Creation of string and horn accompaniments to enhance the rhythm section. Prerequisite: MUSTC 241. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 243
Pop and Commercial Music Theory III (5)

Application of music theory concepts to create commercially viable pop music. Advanced ear training, arranging, production techniques, chord substitution, progressions in non-diatonic function. Counterpoint technique in pop music. Individualized creative projects accumulate techniques acquired in 3-quarter sequence. Prerequisite: MUSTC 242 or equivalent with permission of instructor. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 250
Class Piano for Popular and Commercial Music (2)

MUSTC 250 focuses on rhythmic and melodic improvisation techniques for performers, arrangers, and composers. Students play along with pre-recorded rhythm tracks using common chord progressions. Skills in reading standard music notation are NOT essential for success in the course. Prerequisite: MUSC 151 with a grade of 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 271
Advanced Electronic Music Production I (4)

Students gain advanced techniques in the creation of new musical timbres through advanced synthesis-patch and sample-patch design. Students learn to use these sounds through practical application within their own MIDI-based musical compositions. Prerequisite: MUSTC 151, MUSTC152, MUSTC 153, MUSTC 161, MUSTC 162, MUSTC 163, MUSTC 171, MUSTC 172, MUSTC 173 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 272
Advanced Electronic Music Production II (4)

Students acquire techniques for producing realistic sounding emulations of acoustic instruments through the use of sequencers, synthesizers and samplers. Students also learn to incorporate recorded, acoustic instruments into their electronic music sequences. Prerequisite: MUSTC 151, MUSTC 152, MUSTC 153, MUSTC 161, MUSTC 162, MUSTC 163, MUSTC 171, MUSTC 172, MUSTC 173, MUSTC 264 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 273
Advanced Electronic Music Production III (4)

Students acquire techniques in composing music for other media and will compose and produce music for film scores, video games, and other media. Prerequisite: MUSTC 151, MUSTC 152, MUSTC 153, MUSTC 161, MUSTC 162, MUSTC 163, MUSTC 171, MUSTC 172, MUSTC 173, MUSTC 264, MUSTC 265 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 274
Music Technology Portfolio Development (2)

Create a professional portfolio which includes samples of student's work and is tailored to each student. Prerequisite: Second-year standing and completion of advanced Music Technology courses, or with instructor permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 290
Internship in Music Business (5)

Application of music business techniques and theories in an off-campus environment. Site approval must be obtained by student. This variable credit course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 45 credits in Entertainment Business program and instructor's permission. Student option grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 291
Special Topics in Music Technology (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music technology.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 292
Special Topics in Music Technology (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music technology.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 293
Special Topics in Music Technology (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music technology.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 294
Special Topics in Music Technology (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music technology.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Music Technology (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in music technology.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Music Technology (1)

Individual project is a specific area of music technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Music Technology (2)

Individual project is a specific area of music technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Music Technology (3)

Individual project is a specific area of music technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.