Certificate in Music and Technology
with a Concentration in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, or Voice
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|RCD140*||Introduction to Audio Production I* This course gives the student an introduction to, and a strong foundation in, audio production techniques, including an introduction to analog recording history, physical properties of sound, basic microphone types, recording environments, mono & stereo microphone techniques as well as basic analog signal flow & analog signal processing including equalization and dynamic processing techniques.
|RCD240*||Introduction to Audio Production II*
This course gives the student a more advanced introduction and foundation to audio production techniques including principles of analog & digital audio production and recording and data storage and playback media for digital audio formats. The student will gain an advanced understanding of large format analog console signal flow, time-based processors and an introduction to plug-in processing. Prerequisite: RCD140 Introduction to Audio Production I
|RCD130*||MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing*
This course is an introduction to the MIDI language, using Ableton Live and Native Instrument’s Komplete Bundle as the vessel of instruction. This course demonstrates core concepts such as the basic MIDI environment, sequencing, sampled-based and synthesis instruments, automation, and final steps for MIDI-based production including mixing and effects processing.
|INT495*||Music Business* Presenting concepts and practices that cover several areas of the constantly changing music industry. Students will learn about such things as booking, agency contacts, performing rights organizations, copyright and trademark, record label anatomy, artist management agreements, tax information, resume and self-promotion.
|INT145*||Music Theory Essentials I* This class covers the basic elements of music theory, ear training and notation. Diatonic harmony, major and minor key signatures, triads and 7th chords, scale harmonization, meters, basic rhythmic notation, and chord symbol conventions. Students will practice recognizing fundamental musical elements by ear. Basic keyboard skills will be covered including chords, scales and reading.
|INT245*||Music Theory Essentials II*
This class focuses on scales, modes and linear structures needed for improvisation and melody. Ear training and dictation of melody and diatonic chord progressions are covered. Advanced notation concepts including form, articulation and syncopated rhythm are included. Harmonic concepts are practiced and reinforced using keyboard. Prerequisite: INT145 Music Theory Essentials I
|INT100*||Performance I* This course is an interdisciplinary live performance class based on standard introductory level repertoire for R&B, Blues, Rock and Pop styles. Students perform on stage weekly in a live interactive ensemble format with voice and rhythm section instrumentation that emulates professional gigging scenarios. The emphasis is on execution of melody, rhythm, chords, form, and improvisation. Materials such as sheet music, charts, play along tracks, lyrics, video tutorials are provided via Canvas Learning Management System.
This course is an interdisciplinary live performance class based on standard intermediate level repertoire for R&B, Blues, Rock and Pop styles. Students perform on stage weekly in a live interactive ensemble format with voice and rhythm section instrumentation that emulates professional gigging scenarios. The emphasis is on execution of melody, rhythm, chords, form, and improvisation. Materials such as sheet music, charts, play along tracks, lyrics, video tutorials are provided via Canvas Learning Management System.
Prerequisite: INT100 Performance I.
|SCI120*||Physics of Sound*
This course introduces students to the physical nature of music and sound. Waves, sound propagation, harmonic content, the human hearing mechanism and musical instrument tone production are discussed. Psychoacoustics and perception of sound are included
|RCD100*||Pro Tools 101*
This course introduces basic principles a student needs to understand how to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final delivery, and to take the Avid Pro Tools 101 User Certification exam. Topics include purposes and uses of edit tools, modes, various track and signal clip functions for recording, editing, and importing audio, MIDI, and video used for music and media production. Included with the course textbook are media files for Pro Tools 101 exercises and hands-on projects. Students in good standing will have the opportunity to take the Avid Pro Tools 110 User Certification exam upon course completion.
|RCD200*||Pro Tools 110*
This course builds on the introductory Pro Tools 101 course, evolving basic Pro Tools principles while providing the student with the essential processes needed to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial set up to final mixdown, and to take the Avid Pro Tools 110 User Certification exam. The course teaches intermediate Pro Tools techniques, covering key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system. Topics include Hardware I/O setup and routing, Elastic Audio, internal Bus path usages for send/returns, automation, and more. Included with the course textbook are media files for Pro Tools 110 exercises and hands-on projects. Students in good standing will have the opportunity to take the Avid Pro Tools 110 User Certification exam upon course completion. Prerequisite: RCD100 Pro Tools 101
This class focuses on two areas: rhythm reading and note reading. In the rhythm reading section, the students start with eighth note based rhythms in both straight eighth and swing eighth feels. By the end of Level I, the student will be working with complex combinations of triplet and sixteenth note figures. In the note reading section, the students start off with whole note and half note exercises that quickly advance to the complex level of rhythm reading.
This class takes the skills learned from the rhythm and note reading exercises covered in Level I and puts them to work on real bass charts. These bass charts were actually used on gigs. The focus is on understanding form, fingering analysis, and groove. The students will be tested on these charts each week by playing through the charts like they are on a real gig situation. Prerequisite: BAS130 Reading I
|GTR120*||Scales I / Technique I*
Scales I begins with an exploration of currently accepted bass technique; then the major scale is explored in depth including: modes, pentatonic scale, blues scale, arpeggios, and sequences. Students are expected to play regularly, demonstrating not only knowledge of the scales, but also knowledge of how to use those scales to create music.
|GTR220*||Scales II / Technique II*
Scales II explores the melodic minor scale in depth including: Modes, arpeggios, and sequences. The class also explores uses of symmetric scales. Students are expected to play regularly, demonstrating not only knowledge of the scales, but also knowledge of how to use those scales to create music. Prerequisite: BAS120 Scales I
|Certificate in Music and Technology (Online) - Total Credits||36|
To better serve our students, the curriculum is subject to change.
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- Courses 31
- Credit Hours 36 hours
- Skill level Intermediate
- Language English
- Currently Enrolling Yes