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Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

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.

Our Mission

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.

Best Music Technology Degree ProgramThe 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, recording and engineering abilities.

Top Music and Technology SchoolStudents select an instrument of focus (Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Guitar, or Voice), and complete courses specific to that instrument, as well as recording and engineering courses.

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.

Music and Technology Curriculum
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Music and Technology Degree Program: Required Courses Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, or Voice Focus

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 210M

2
RCD 410   Science & Art of Mastering
1
RCD 435  

Methods of Mixing

5
Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 30

Instrument-Specific Technical Courses - Bass, Drums or Guitar Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
BAS/DRM/GTR 010   Blues and R&B Performance Counseling
1
BAS/DRM/GTR 012   Early Rock Performance Counseling
1
BAS/DRM/GTR 020  

Modal Jazz Performance Counseling

1
BAS/DRM/GTR 022   Classic Rock Performance Counseling
1
BAS/DRM/GTR 030  

Jazz Standards Performance Counseling

1
BAS/DRM/GTR 032  

80s & 90s Rock Performance Counseling

1
BAS/DRM/GTR 040  

Fusion Jazz Performance Counseling

1
BAS/DRM/GTR 042  

Progressive Rock Performance Counseling

1
BAS/DRM/GTR 130   Reading I
1.5
BAS/DRM/GTR 230  

Reading II

1.5
BAS/DRM/GTR 330  

Reading III

1.5
BAS/DRM/GTR 430  

Reading IV

1.5
BAS/DRM/GTR 120   Scales I / Technique I
1.5
BAS/DRM/GTR 220  

Scales II / Technique II

1.5
BAS/DRM/GTR 320  

Scales III / Technique III

1.5
BAS/DRM/GTR 420  

Scales IV / Technique IV

1.5
Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 20

Music and Technology: Interdisciplinary Technical Courses - Bass, Drums, or Guitar Focus

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

 

Instrument-Specific Technical Courses - Keyboard Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
KBD 010   Blues and R&B Performance Counseling
1
KBD 015   Pop Performance I Counseling
1
KBD 020  

Modal Jazz Performance Counseling

1
KBD 025  

Pop Performance II Counseling

1
KBD 030  

Jazz Standards Performance Counseling

1
KBD 035  

Pop Performance III Counseling

1
KBD 040  

Fusion Performance Counseling

1
KBD 045  

Pop Performance IV Counseling

1
KBD 130   Reading I
1.5
KBD 230  

Reading II

1.5
KBD 330  

Reading III

1.5
KBD 430  

Reading IV

1.5
KBD 120   Scales I / Technique I
1.5
KBD 220  

Scales II / Technique II

1.5
KBD 320  

Scales III / Technique III

1.5
KBD 420  

Scales IV / Technique IV

1.5
Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 20.5

Music and Technology: Interdisciplinary Technical Courses - Keyboard Focus

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 150   Pop Performance I
1
INT 160   Blues and R&B Performance
1
INT 250  

Pop Performance II

1
INT 260  

Modal Jazz Performance

1
INT 350  

Pop Performance III

1
INT 360  

Jazz Standards Performance

1
INT 450  

Pop Performance IV

1.5
INT 460  

Fusion 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 19.5

Instrument-Specific Technical Courses - Voice Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
VOC 012   Early Rock Performance Counseling
1
VOC 015   Pop Performance Counseling I
1
VOC 022  

Classic Rock Performance Counseling

1
VOC 025  

Pop Performance Counseling II

1
VOC 032  

80s & 90s Rock Performance Counseling

1
VOC 035   Rock Performance Counseling III
1
VOC 042  

Progressive Rock Performance Counseling

1
VOC 045  

Pop Performance Counseling IV

1
VOC 130   Reading I
1.5
VOC 230  

Reading II

1.5
VOC 330  

Reading III

1.5
VOC 430  

Reading IV

1.5
VOC 120   Technique I
1.5
VOC 220  

Technique II

1.5
VOC 320  

Technique III

1.5
VOC 420  

Technique IV

1.5
Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 20.5

Music and Technology: Interdisciplinary Technical Courses - Voice Focus

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 150   Pop Performance I
1
INT 170   Early Rock Performance
1
INT 250  

Pop Performance II

1
INT 270  

Classic Rock Performance

1
INT 350  

Pop Performance III

1
INT 370   80s & 90s Rock Performance
1
INT 450  

Pop Performance IV

1
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 19.5

Music and Technology: General Education Courses - All Focus Areas

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
Total Available Credit Hours 30
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.
Minimum Number of General Education Credits Required 24
Music and Technology Program—Total Credit Hours 94

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