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MUTCH - Music Technology Program, A.A.S.

Program Title

Music Technology Program, A.A.S.

Program Code

MUTCH

Program Description

This innovative program in Music Technology provides students with the skills and expertise necessary to enter the field of computer-generated music. The curriculum provides a complete education in the software used in the digital music industry such as ProTools®, Digidesign®, Finale® and NOTION Music®. Graduates of this program will have the skills and expertise necessary to obtain employment in music preparation, orchestration, recording, performance and the video-gaming industry.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

- Examine the theoretical, historical, and technological perspectives required to create and perform music
- Apply the fundamentals of music theory and principles
- Utilize industry-standard equipment and applications for the production of music and multimedia

Requirements

General Education: 20-22 Credits

As described in the General Education section of the catalog and as identified below:

Career Studies: 6 Credits

  • course - Fundamentals of Music Credits: 3 *

  • course - Group Piano I Credits: 3 *

*Students with no prior music study are required to take MUSI101 and MUPF101. Students with the requisite music skills will have an opportunity to take a placement test. Students who are not required to take MUSI101 and MUPF101 are required to take elective credits to complete the 60-credits degree requirement.

Career Studies: 30 Credits as Follows:

  • course - Pro Tools® I Credits: 3

  • course - Pro Tools® II Credits: 3

  • course - Introduction to NOTION Music® Credits: 3

  • course - Finale® I Credits: 3

  • course - Introduction to Music Technology Credits: 3

  • course - Pro Tools® III Credits: 3

  • course- Pro Tools® IV Credits: 3

  • course - Composing Music for Media Credits: 3

  • course - Audio in Media Credits: 3

  • course - Advanced Digital Audio/Musical Recording Credits: 3 **

Electives: 2-10 Credits

  • Recommended:

    • course - Ear Training Credits: 3 **

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Note:

**Offered Spring Term only

Suggested Sequence

The following sequence is an example of how this degree may be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Prerequisites:

Students with no prior music study are required to take the following prerequisite courses before taking MUTC101, MUTC105 or MUTC111. Students with the requisite music skills will have an opportunity to take placement tests.

  • course - Fundamentals of Music Credits: 3

  • course - Group Piano I Credits: 3

Semester 1: Fall Term

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2: Spring Term

Total Credits: 12-16

Semester 3: Fall Term

Total Credits: 14-16

Semester 4: Spring Term

  • course - Pro Tools® IV Credits: 3

  • course - Composing Music for Media Credits: 3

  • course - Advanced Digital Audio/Musical Recording Credits: 3

  • General Education Credits: 2-3 (1)

  • Elective Credits: 0-3

Total Credits: 11-15

Sequence Note:

(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural and Global Awareness knowledge area.