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    Music and Technology Associate Degree with a Focus in Bass

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    Music and Technology Associate Degree with a Focus in Bass

    Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology with a Focus in Bass

    The Music and Technology Associate Degree program with a focus in Bass offers the intermediate bass student a fully immersive, nonstop music atmosphere.

    The Music and Technology Degree caters to the modern musician who, in order to thrive in today’s competitive music business, wants to develop both their technical skill on an instrument, and acquire an in-depth understanding of the writing, recording, mixing, and mastering process.

    If you’re looking to push your musical and technical skills to the next level through specially designed courses and rigorous curriculum, then the Music and Technology Associate Degree with a focus in Bass is perfect for you.

    At AIMM, you will learn to maximize your Bass performance skills.

    You will not only graduate from AIMM with an Associate Degree in Music and Technology, but it is our goal that you will also have put together an impressive portfolio of your work and musical abilities.

    This portfolio will benefit you and help with finding employment, or self-employment, in music or production industry.

    Your experience and diverse portfolio of skills will make you a prime candidate for not only record labels, but also video games, movies, television, radio, multi-media production studios, and more.

    With AIMM as your first step, your career opportunities will be endless. If you remain in good standing throughout the program, you will be eligible to take AVID Certification Exams to become Pro Tools Certified.

    As an AVID Training Partner, AIMM offers you the opportunity to become AVID Pro Tools Certified as you progress through the curriculum. AIMM also focuses on Ableton Live, which bridges the divide between creative music production and live performance.

    Using Pro Tools and Ableton Live, you will learn analog and digital music production, microphone techniques, virtual instruments, effect plugins, as well as hone your education in music theory essentials and keyboard skills for the digital audio workstation.

    We want you to dive further into the bass guitar, but also learn valuable information covering recording and engineering.

    “The more skills you can master and develop as a musician, the more appealing and prepared you will be for the music business.”

    Important note: The Music and Technology Associate Degree is intended for intermediate bassists. Therefore, you must show proficiency on the bass guitar as detailed in the Admissions procedures. 

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    AIMM offers different enrollment opportunities to make it easiest on your busy schedule and your lifestyle.

    This program can be completed in 18 months of accelerated studies, 24 months of full-time enrollment, or 30 months of ¾ time enrollment.

    Upon completion of this program, students in good standing will not only graduate with an Associate Degree but will also be given the opportunity to take AVID Certification Exams to become Pro Tools certified.

    This Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) certification will set you apart from others and can be a great asset when searching for a job in your field.

    Students in the Bass Associate Degree program are also required to complete the requisite number of General Education Courses. If you have already completed these credits at a prior institution, you may be permitted to transfer the credits after demonstrating the appropriate comparability and nature of each course.

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    Instrument-Specific Technical Courses - Bass Focus

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BAS130   Reading I
    1
    BAS230   Reading II
    1
    BAS330   Reading III
    1
    BAS430   Reading IV
    1
    BAS120   Scales I 
    1
    BAS220   Scales II 
    1
    BAS320   Scales III 
    1
    BAS420   Scales IV
    1
    Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 8

    Interdisciplinary Technical Courses - Bass Focus

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    INT100   Performance I
    4
    INT200   Performance II
    4
    INT300   Performance III
    4
    INT400   Performance IV
    4
    INT301   Studio Performance III
    4
    INT401   Studio Performance IV
    4
    INT105   Skills Lab
    1
    INT145   Music Theory Essentials I
    3
    INT245   Music Theory Essentials II
    3
    INT495   Music Business
    1
    Number of Interdisciplinary Credits Required 32

     

    Recording and Engineering Technical Courses - Bass Focus

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD100   Pro Tools Native 101
    2
    RCD130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
    4
    RCD140   Introduction to Audio Production I
    3
    RCD200   Pro Tools Native 110
    2
    RCD205   Studio Interconnect Basics
    2
    RCD240   Introduction to Audio Production II
    3
    RCD300   Pro Tools HD 201
    2
    RCD340   Introduction to Music Production
    4
    RCD400   Pro Tools HD 210M
    2
    REC410   Science & Art of Mastering
    1
    REC435   Methods of Mixing
    5
    Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 30

     

    Music and Technology: General Education Courses - Bass Focus 

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HUM110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
    3
    HUM115   Writing for Job Readiness
    3
    HUM120   Contemporary Music Survey I
    3
    HUM125   Contemporary Music Survey II
    3
    SOC110   Survey of World Music
    3
    SOC120   The Sociology of Popular Music
    3
    SCI110   Introduction to Electronics
    3
    SCI120   Physics of Sound and Music
    3
    MAT110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
    3
    MAT120   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
    Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology — Total Credit Hours 94

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

      • Courses 39
      • Credit Hours 94 hours
      • Skill level Intermediate
      • Language English
      • Currently Enrolling Yes