Music AAS – Recording Technology Program

Code: AAS.MUSC.REC.TECH

The Recording Technology program is recommended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers utilizing audio production skills.  Unlike the AFA in Music Technology, this program does not require the musicianship or general education coursework recommended for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in music, but rather focuses specifically on audio production for the music and film/video industries with opportunities to explore radio and TV production through courses in the college’s Broadcasting program.  All AAS Recording Technology students engage in industry internships as part of their coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use microphones, outboard gear, consoles and software effectively 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 the knowledge of audio signal flow to setup, use, and troubleshoot studio equipment.

Career Pathways

Sound Engineering Technician  Sound Engineer: Broadcast or Live
Corporate Audio Content Developer
Music Producer  Music Director
Composer

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Free Elective - IST-123 will fulfill 3 credits of Free Electives for students who place into the course 3
PHY Physical Science - PHY-185 or PHY-100
4
MUS-103Fundamentals of Music

3

MUS-131Class Piano I

1

MUS-151Music Production Technology

3

INF-102Introduction to Computing

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

MUS  Humanities Music Elective**
3
MUS-163Careers in Music

3

MUS-250Electronic Music Composition

3

MUS-251Studio Record Techniques

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Social Science Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
MUS /COM Music or Mass Comm Elective - restricted**  3
WRT...
WRT-201 or WRT-202
 3
MUS-261Advanced Studio Recording

3

Total Credit Hours:15

MUS-261: Offered only in fall semesters.

Fourth Semester

  Gen Ed Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
MUS /COM Music or Mass Comm Elective - restricted**  3

MUS-160/ART-160/COM-160Sound for Visual Media

3

MUS-262Concert Promotion and Production

3

Total Credit Hours:15

MUS-261: Offered only in fall semesters.

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities

Two courses selected from the following list: MUS-101, MUS-105, MUS-106, MUS-107, MUS-111

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Sciences*

 

One 3 credit general education courses selected from the following fields: ECO, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC, ANT

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology


  Physical Science - PHY-185 or PHY-100 4

 

Additional General Education Elective*

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 22

Program Requirements

MUS/ COM
Music  or  Mass Comm Elective: Restricted**
 3
MUS
MUS-160
 3
MUS-103Fundamentals of Music

3

MUS-131Class Piano I

1

MUS-151Music Production Technology

3

MUS-163Careers in Music

3

MUS-231Class Piano II

1

MUS-250Electronic Music Composition

3

MUS-251Studio Record Techniques

3

MUS-261Advanced Studio Recording

3

MUS-262Concert Promotion and Production

3

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

Total Credit Hours:32

MUS-261: Offered only in fall semesters.

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

**Music Electives: any Music [MUS] courses.

***Mass Communication electives: 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.