Digital Media - Recording

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Audio Recording Track

The Audio Recording track brings together music and technology as a popular course of study. Students have the opportunity to integrate audio into other digital technologies: video, web, etc.

Audio Recording Track Courses

MUAP101 Class Piano I (1 Credit)
Music majors and minors (except for students whose primary instrument is piano) will complete this first level of group instruction. Class includes fundamentals of notation and basic musicianship skills which include: repertoire, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and technique. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175. (Offered fall semester.)
MUAP102 Class Piano II (1 Credit)
Elements of piano playing including touch, notation, rhythmic problems, major scales, and broken chords are covered. Instruction books, technical exercises, and studies of standard composers are given according to individual needs and the student's progress. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175. (Offered spring semester.)
MUSB125 Survey of Music in Media Industry (3 Credits)
A business course which overviews the inner workings of the recording industry including A&R administration, artist, and producer agreements, music publishing, copyright registration, music retailing, radio airplay and INDIE promotion, and career options for this field. (Offered fall semester.)
MUSG227 Studio Production (2 Credits)
This course focuses on the signal flow, microphone techniques, foundational and in-depth information of Pro Tools and studio recording techniques. It is based primarily on a "hands-on" approach offering substantial studio time for group and individual projects. Cross listed iwth DM227. Prerequisite: MUSG226. (Offered every semester.)
MUSB235 Music & Entertainment Lab I (1 Credit)
This course will introduce students to the music business through observation of on & off-campus music business related events and projects. Students enrolled in this course will also participate in at least one on-campus event. This could include activities sponsored by GCMUSB, AgapeFest, concert promotion, Lab Band A&R, etc. Each student will also be assigned an upper classman mentor enrolled in M&E Lab II or III. Students may earn up to a total of nine Music & Entertainment Lab credits. Prerequisite: MUSB125/325
MUSG260 Introduction to Music Technology (2 Credits)
This course is designed to give students a broad base of background and introduction to the various areas of music technology. The student will be introduced to and will have the ability to explore and practice specific techniques required in creating computer-aided scores of their original compositions. Students will create multiple recordings of their own original scores as well as directed assignments in the areas of locking sound to video and scoring for a short film. Prerequisite: MUAP101 and MUTH103.
MUSG329 Sound Reinforcement (1 Credit)
(Offered every semester)
MUSG360 Audio Post-Production (2 Credits)
This course will acquaint the student with the techniques and procedures for creating audio for film, video, radio and for the web. There will be specific projects in spotting effects, creating voice-overs, Foley effects, and music leads. This class will have many hands-on projects to implement new techniques. Prerequisite: MUSG 227 (Offered spring semester.)
DMDA402 Digital Video II (3 Credits)
Continue in learning of standard pre-production, production, and post-production practices for shooting digital video projects. Students will learn more about shooting in a variety of lighting and acoustic situations and will explore more advanced editing techniques. Concentration will be in two areas: documentary and narrative/drama. Also, students will explore the role of video in contemporary culture, especially as it relates to traditional film history. (offered as independant study)

 

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or check out our other Digital Media tracks:

Internet Development | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Video & Film

Career Opportunities

  • Audio Production Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Audiovisual Technician

 

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