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Associate of Applied Science in Recording Technology

Students will:

  • Effectively use microphones, outboard gear, consoles and software to conduct studio recording sessions featuring live instruments and vocals
  • Apply critical listening skills and the concepts of audio theory to creating broadcast quality audio productions
  • Incorporate MIDI sequences with recorded audio
  • Employ signal processors and  other tools of  recording technology to effectively mix and edit music and broadcast productions
  • Explain and apply the concepts of mastering to recorded music and broadcast productions
  • Use their knowledge of audio signal flow to setup, use, and troubleshoot studio equipment

Recommended Sequence

First Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS101 Music Appreciation​ 3
MUS103 Fundamentals of Music​ 3
MUS119 Songwriting Workshop​ 2
MUS131 Class Piano I 2
MUS151
Introduction to Audio Recording​ 3
WRT101​ English Composition I 3​
​ ​ 16

Second Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS150 Intro to MIDI Sequencing & Synthesis 3
MUS163 Careers in Music 3
MUS231
Class Piano II 2
MUS251
Studio Recording Techniques 3
MUS...
COM...​
Music Elective** or
Mass Communication Elective***​*​
3
WRT201
WRT202​
English Composition II or
Technical Writing​
3​
​ ​ 17

Third Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS261 Advanced Studio Recording​ 3
PHY185​ Intro to Physics 4
MUS...
COM...​​
Music Elective** or
Mass Communication Elective***​
3
... Humanities Elective**​ 3
... Social Science Elective*​ 3
​ ​ 16

Fourth Semester

Section Name​ Title​ Credits​
MUS262 Concert Promotion & Production 3
MUS463/4​ Co-Op Work Exp (Music) 3
MUS...
COM...​​
Music Elective** or
Mass Communication Elective***​
1
... Math/Computer Science/Natural
Science/Technology Elective*
3
...
General Education Elective* or
Free Elective
3
​ ​ 15-17
TOTAL CREDITS 64-66
 

Specific Program Notes

 

** Music Electives can be chosen from any Music [MUS] course.

***Mass Communication electives can be chosen from the following courses: COM-105, COM-106, COM-111, COM-140, COM-205, COM-207.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.

  ASS Curriculum