Communication Arts

Music Recording Technology
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

This program is designed as a career for students to enter or advance in the fields of multi-track music recording and live sound reinforcement. The program provides a comprehensive, hands-on experience in skill sets necessary in capturing musical performances both in live and studio settings. The goal of the program is to afford the graduate the opportunity to obtain an entry-level position in the music recording industry as an audio engineer, recording technician, or a house sound and monitor mixer for concert producers, music recording studios and music performers. This program prepares students for immediate employment and also provides a solid platform for the graduate to continue his / her education.

This program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • develop the skill sets and competencies required for successful career in a professional audio / entertainment / multimedia environment.
  • gain knowledge and proficiency in the musical arts and audio production that will allow for a rapid advance in a successful career path.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • Identify and appropriately use the equipment, tools and techniques found in professional audio production.
  • Demonstrate skills used in a multi-track music production, on-location recording and sound reinforcement environments.
  • Analyze the business requirements and legalities of the music industry, including internet usage rights.
  • Exhibit knowledge of music theory principles as they relate to audio production and editing.
  • Apply media production principles in audio-based multimedia outlets.
  • Create a competent music production master for duplication, as a culminating project.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
COM-107 - Introduction to Digital Design Tools, 3 credits
EET-125 - Electronics for Audio Recording, 4 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
MRT-110 - Basic Music Recording, 5 credits
or JOR-100 - UNKNOWN COURSE (JOR-100), 5 credits
Elective - Mathematics Elective, 3 credits
MRT-220 - Advanced Music Recording, 3 credits
MRT-222 - Digital Audio Editing, 4 credits
SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
Elective - Humanities Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - History Elective, 3 credits
MRT-120 - Live Sound Reinforcement, 3 credits
MRT-121 - Basic MIDI Theory and Sequencing, 4 credits
MUS-150 - Music Appreciation, 3 credits
Elective - Science Elective (3 cr), 3 credits
MRT-122 - On-Location Recording, 3 credits
MRT-221 - Music Management, 3 credits
MRT-228 - Music Recording Workshop, 6 credits
or MRT-229 - Music Recording Internship, 6 credits
Elective - Social Science Elective, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 66

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