Associate of Applied Science in Recording & Music Technology

This program is no longer accepting new students and/or re-entering students into the program.
Delivery Method: Online and On-Ground Modality
Campus: Madison Campus Only

The Recording & Music Technology program is designed to give students the skills and competencies necessary for entry-level positions in the audio engineering and music/sound production fields. Graduates of this program have found employment as studio assistants, sound reinforcement technicians, sound designers, music sales associates, and self–employed music producers or artists.  The Recording & Music Technology program aims to equip students with the skills and techniques used to record, edit and mix music and sound in a professional setting. Students in the program have the opportunity to become proficient in the use of microphones, mixers, multitrack recorders, digital audio workstations such as Pro Tools, Ableton and Logic, synthesizers, sequencing software, samplers, and signal processing equipment. Students also have the opportunity to learn basic musical concepts, studio procedures, basic studio maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, as well as the fundamentals of the music business. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.  Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entrylevel employment in recording and music related positions. 

Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate the fundamentals of sound, engineering, music theory and critical listening.
  2. Design sound effects, dialogue and music for media.
  3. Successfully operate and manage recording studio and live environments using digital and analog technology.
  4. Manipulate, produce, and record music, re-produce sound and video using technology.
  5. Apply concise verbal and written communication as it pertains to clients and collaborators.

Course Code

Course Title

Contact Hours

Semester
Credit
Hours

 

Concentration Requirements

 

 

DE110

Editing & Production

60

3.0

MB131

Music Business

60

3.0

RT110

Digital Audio Workstations I

60

3.0

RT111

Electronic Musicianship I

60

3.0

RT112

Audio Engineering I

90

4.0

RT120

Digital Audio Workstations II

60

3.0

RT121

Electronic Musicianship II

60

3.0

RT122-1

Audio Engineering II

90

4.0

RT130

Electronics

60

3.0

RT230

Digital Audio Workstations III

60

3.0

RT231

Sound Design

60

3.0

RT232

Studio Recording

75

3.0

RT240

Advanced Digital Audio Workstations Applications

60

3.0

RT241

Audio Mixing Techniques

60

3.0

 

Total

915

44.0

 

General Education Requirements

 

 

EL123

Essentials of Entertainment Law

60

3.0

HU113

Introduction to College Writing and Research

60

3.0

HU124

World Music

60

3.0

MH140

History of Contemporary Music

60

3.0

MS114

Media & Society

60

3.0

SO141

Managing Your Career

60

3.0

 

Total

360

18.0

 

Grand Total

1,275

62.0

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