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    Music and Technology Associate Degree with a Focus in Drums

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    Music and Technology Associate Degree with a Focus in Drums

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

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    The Music and Technology Associate Degree program with a focus in Drums offers the intermediate drummer 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 Drums is perfect for you.

    To learn more about our courses, check out AIMM's E-Brochure.

    Elevate Your Drumming Performance

    Drum Associate Degree
    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.

    Our philosophy is to develop well-rounded musicians with a strong focus regarding an instrument they already love.

    As a musician, you should take advantage of every skill you can master. This adds appeal when preparing for work in the music business and AIMM will help you every step of the way.

    Important note: The Music and Technology Degree is intended for intermediate musicians. We require that you show proficiency on the instrument of your focus as detailed in the Admissions procedures.

    Student Success Timeline

    Music College for Drums

    The Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology Program can be completed in 18 months of accelerated studies, 24 months of full-time enrollment, or 30 months of ¾ time enrollment.

    The opportunities and choices are there to make it easiest on you and your lifestyle.

    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.

    Students in the program are required to complete the requisite number of General Education credits and if students wish to transfer General Education credits completed at other institutions, they must demonstrate appropriate comparability to AIMM.

    The opportunities are endless at AIMM and your first step begins with applying. Click the link below to begin your journey confidently at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media.

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    Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology

    Instrument-Specific Technical Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DRM130   Reading I
    1
    DRM230   Reading II
    1
    DRM330   Reading III
    1
    DRM430   Reading IV
    1
    DRM120   Technique I 
    1
    DRM220   Technique II 
    1
    DRM320   Technique III 
    1
    DRM420   Technique IV
    1
    Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 8

    Interdisciplinary Technical Courses

    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

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD100   Pro Tools 101
    2
    RCD130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
    4
    RCD140   Introduction to Audio Production I
    3
    RCD200   Pro Tools 110
    2
    RCD240   Introduction to Audio Production II
    3
    Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 14

     

    Elective Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BAS / DRM / GTR / KEY / VOC 910   Group Lesson I (elective instrument)
    2
    BAS / DRM / GTR / KEY / VOC 920   Group Lesson II (elective instrument)
    2
    BAS / DRM / GTR / KEY / VOC 930   Group Lesson III (elective instrument)
    2
    BAS / DRM / GTR / KEY / VOC 940   Group Lesson IV (elective instrument)
    2
    INT134   Music Appreciation
    2
    INT345   Music Theory Essentials III
    3
    INT445   Music Theory Essentials IV
    3
    RCD205   Studio Interconnect Basics
    2
    RCD300   Pro Tools HD 201
    2
    RCD340   Introduction to Music Production
    4
    RCD400   Pro Tools HD 210M
    2
    RCD410   The Science & Art of Mastering
    1
    RCD435   Methods of Mixing
    5
    RCD350   Introduction to Live Sound
    2
    The minimum requirement for elective credits is 16, therefore, the student will choose from the courses listed above to total 16 credits 34
    Number of Elective Credits Required 16

     

    Required General Education Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HUM115   English Composition
    3
    SOC110   Cultural Anthropology
    3
    MAT120   Mathematical Modeling
    3
    SCI120   Physics of Sound
    3
    Number of Required General Education Credits 12

     

    Applied General Education Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HUM110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
    3
    HUM120   Contemporary Music Survey I
    3
    HUM125   Contemporary Music Survey II
    3
    SOC120   The Sociology of Popular Music
    3
    SCI110   Introduction to Electronics
    3
    MAT110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
    3
    The minimum requirement for Applied General Education credits is 12, therefore, the student will choose from the courses listed above to total 12 credits 18
    Minimum Number of Applied General Education Credits Required 12
    Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology - Total Credit Hours 94
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    Program Features

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