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Atlanta Institute of Music and Technology

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media now offers an Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology with a focus on either Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Voice or Horn in addition to its existing vocational programs.

Music and Technology Associate Degree with Focus on Guitar

Our Mission
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The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media provides Music and Technology program students with the instructional environment necessary to develop both their technical and musical talents, and to acquire the skills to advance their musical aptitude and gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's M&T AAS curriculum accomplishes this through class and practical application instruction, lab instruction, and live clinics featuring today's most well-known and innovative engineers, producers, and music industry professionals.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's M&T AAS is taught by professionals whose work experience, certification and/or music/engineering degrees give each instructor the background to teach the demanding curriculum.

It is the belief of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media that music, along with its many technological facets, is the universal language and; therefore; welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media serves students without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

The program's stated objective is to provide the knowledge and assistance in producing a recorded portfolio needed to obtain employment or self-employment in music and/or production used in the world wide web, movies, television, radio, record labels, video, film, multi-media production studios, and live performance in or recording for bands and churches.

Program Description

The M&T AAS program consists of technical courses designed to provide the student with the necessary education to further his or her musical and recording and engineering abilities.

Students select an instrument of focus (Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Guitar, Voice or Horn), and complete courses specific to that instrument, as well as recording and engineering courses.Best College Guitar Program

The program is designed for the intermediate instrumentalist who also wishes to gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering, in order to open opportunities in today's ever-changing music industry.

The program can be completed in 24 months (6 quarters of instruction and 2 quarters of breaks) of full-time attendance.

Students may also choose to complete the program in an accelerated time frame of 18 months (6 sequential quarters with no breaks).

Students in good standing will have the option to take Pro Tools certification exams upon course completion.

Students in the Music and Technology Associate of Applied Science program are required to complete the requisite number of General Education credits.

Students wishing to attempt to transfer general education credits completed at other institutions must demonstrate appropriate comparability to the applied nature of the general education courses available at AIMM.

Students must show proficiency on the instrument of their focus as described in Admissions procedures.

Guitar Program Curriculum
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Instrument-Specific Technical Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
GTR 010   Blues and R&B Performance Counseling
1
GTR 012   Early Rock Performance Counseling
1
GTR 020   Modal Jazz Performance Counseling
1
GTR 022   Classic Rock Performance Counseling
1
GTR 030   Jazz Standards Performance Counseling
1
GTR 032   80s & 90s Rock Performance Counseling
1
GTR 040   Fusion Performance Counseling
1
GTR 042   Progressive Rock Performance Counseling
1
GTR 130   Reading I
1.5
GTR 230   Reading II
1.5
GTR 330   Reading III
1.5
GTR 430   Reading IV
1.5
GTR 120   Scales I / Technique I
1.5
GTR 220   Scales II / Technique II
1.5
GTR 320   Scales III / Technique III
1.5
GTR 420   Scales IV / Technique IV
1.5
Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 20

Music and Technology: Recording and Engineering Technical Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
RCD 100   Pro Tools Native 101
2
RCD 130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
4
RCD 140   Introduction to Audio Production I
3
RCD 200   Pro Tools Native 110
2
RCD 205   Studio Interconnect Basics
2
RCD 240   Introduction to Audio Production II
3
RCD 300   Pro Tools HD 201
2
RCD 340   Introduction to Music Production
4
RCD 400   Pro Tools HD for 210M
2
RCD 410   Science & Art of Mastering
1
RCD 435   Methods of Mixing
5
Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 30

Music and Technology: Interdisciplinary Technical Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
INT 105   Skills Lab
1
INT 145   Music Theory Essentials I
3
INT 245   Music Theory Essentials II
3
       
INT 160   Blues and R&B Performance
1
INT 170   Early Rock Performance
1
INT 260   Modal Jazz Performance
1
INT 270   Classic Rock Performance
1
INT 360   Jazz Standards Performance
1
INT 370   80s & 90s Rock Performance
1
INT 460   Fusion Performance
1.5
INT 470   Progressive Rock Performance
1.5
       
INT 280   Studio Performance II
1
INT 380   Studio Performance III
1
INT 480   Studio Performance IV
1
       
INT 495   Music Business
1
Number of Interdisciplinary Credits Required 20

Music and Technology: General Education Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
HUM 110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
3
HUM 115   Writing for Job Readiness
3
HUM 120   Contemporary Music Survey I
3
HUM 125   Contemporary Music Survey II
3
SOC 110   Survey of World Music
3
SOC 120   The Sociology of Popular Music
3
SCI 110   Introduction to Electronics
3
SCI 120   Physics of Sound and Music
3
MAT 110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
3
MAT 120   Mathematical Foundations of Music
3
Minimum Number of General Education Credits Required  24
The minimum requirement for general education credits is 23, with at least one course from each of the four areas. Since AIMM's general education courses are three credits each, the student will take a total of eight general education courses.
Required Credit Hours 24

Music and Technology Program—Total Credit Hours

94

To better serve our students, curriculum is subject to change.
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