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MUSM Course Descriptions

MUSM Course Descriptions

MUSM 110 The Business of Music

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course gives an overview of the processes of the music industry. This includes record contracts as well as the duties and responsibilities of record producers, agents, managers, and performing artists.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UTILIZE PROFICIENTLY NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PURPOSES OR RESEARCH, COMPOSITION, LISTENING, PERFORMANCE, RECORDING, ARCHIVING, AND CROSS-DISCIPLINE COLLABORATION IN THE FIELDS AND INDUSTRY OF MUSIC. (SLO #1) (PSLO #6)

MUSM 334 Introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)

Units: 2

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 81 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: MUFHL 310 or MUIVI 310

Transferable: CSU

This course is an introduction to the rapidly evolving use of professional music software and MIDI electronic instruments. Various music hardware options, including keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, computers and drum machines, will be explored. Through a series of MIDI projects, students learn to use music sequencing, notation, and CAI (computer-assisted instruction) software.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate a knowledge of the history, concepts and terminology associated with MIDI technology.

MUSM 346 Audio and Music Production I

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

This course covers introductory concepts and skill development in audio and music production. Students will work with consumer grade software applications designed to produce music digitally that are either free or come bundled with their laptops. Students will learn how to control this software with consumer grade hardware, such as control surfaces and digital audio interfaces. Students will develop skills in songwriting, music composition, and learn how to prepare written music for a recorded performance.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the software and hardware used on a daily basis in a musician’s life. (P-SLO 6)

MUSM 347 Audio and Music Production II

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

This course covers intermediate and advanced concepts and skill development in digital audio/music production. In Audio and Music Production II, students will build on knowledge acquired Digital Music I, through their continual practice and work with key, industry-standard professional software environments, such digital audio workstation and music notation software. Students will continue to hone their skills in songwriting and music composition for other media such as film, gaming, and video. Students will complete original creative musical projects, promote their own work on web sites they create for themselves, place their music on social media platforms, and monetize their creativity on the internet.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of software and hardware used on a daily basis in a musician’s life. (P-SLO 6)

MUSM 370 Music for Children

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

Experiences and materials for integrating music into pre-school, elementary, and recreational programs. Recommended for elementary and early childhood credential candidates, recreation leaders, and others who use music with children.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Acquire physical skills/dexterity within a discipline (SLO
#1, PSLO #1).

MUSM 495 Independent Studies in Music Specializations

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

MUSM 498 Work Experience in Music Specializations

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in the field of music.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED TO ONE’S CAREER.