Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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MUSM 110    The Business of Music    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN Rm 536A         10098 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN Rm 536A         16386 Textbook


MUSM 112    The Business of Music/Artist Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the definitions, duties, and agreements of artist management. Topics include the functions of a personal manager, guidelines to career planning, choosing managers and clients, record company negotiations, and selecting other team players. It also analyzes the personal manager agreement and how to organize an artist's tour.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN Rm 537A         15048 
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MUSM 120    Contemporary Songwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUFHL 321 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the processes of the songwriting industry in popular music today, including instrumental and vocal arrangements in jazz, pop, and rock musical styles. Other related topics such as lyrics, formation of melodies and harmonies, popular music form, and musical notation are covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN Rm 537A         11608 
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MUSM 121    Contemporary Songwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 120 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the processes of writing popular songs, including lyric evaluation, song forms, and music styles. Production techniques, publishing, and marketing strategies are also included.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN Rm 537A         11610 
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MUSM 140    Concert Sound Reinforcement    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is an overview of live concert sound reinforcement. Topics to be covered include basic sound system theory/applications, and study of individual sound system component operation (microphones, mixers, effects, power amplifiers, speaker systems). Demonstrations, discussions, and a hands-on approach will provide ways to troubleshoot, sound check, and mix sound for live performance, and touring. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN Rm 548          11620 
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MW        09:55AM-10:20AM LAB E.Chun               ARC MAIN Rm 548            


MUSM 334    Introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MUFHL 321 or MUIVI 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: 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. A series of MIDI projects will cover music sequencing, notation, and CAI (computer-assisted instruction) software. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       03:00PM-03:25PM LEC M.Crain              ARC MAIN Rm 526          11616 
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TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB M.Crain              ARC MAIN Rm 526            


MUSM 342    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is the first course in a four-part series and covers entry level techniques in audio/music production, studio design, and recording console functions. It also covers microphone fundamentals and applications, multi-track recording, and MIDI concepts. Field trips are required. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       08:00AM-08:50AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Rm 537A         10826 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Rm 537A           
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Rm 537A         10834 Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Rm 537A           
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN Rm 537A         12690 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN Rm 537A           
MW        07:00PM-07:50PM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN Rm 537A         10830 Textbook
MW        08:00PM-09:20PM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN Rm 537A           


MUSM 344    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 342 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is the second course in a four-part series and covers techniques of audio recording, MIDI fundamentals, and remote recordings. It also focuses on mixdown session techniques, outboard gear application and studio design. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Rm 536A         10838 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Rm 536A           


MUSM 350    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 344 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is the third course in a four-part series and covers the techniques and tools for managing a recording studio. Topics include studio design, personnel selection, equipment budgeting, business basics, and operation of 24 track recording equipment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC K.Shearer            ARC MAIN Rm 536A         11612 
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MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB K.Shearer            ARC MAIN Rm 536A           


MUSM 356    Pro Tools 101, Introduction to Pro Tools    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 342 (Recording Studio Techniques) with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to Digidesign's Pro Tools digital audio workstation software application. Basic Pro Tools principles, including how to complete a Pro Tools project from initial set up to final mixdown are covered. It includes how to record, edit, and mix music and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) tracks within the Pro Tools LE application. This course is the first in a series of four courses leading to certification as a Pro Tools Operator. It may be taken twice for credit using different software versions.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
MW        04:30PM-05:55PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN Rm 526          15802 
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MUSM 357    Pro Tools 110 Intermediate Pro Tools    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 356 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This is an intermediate course in Digidesign's Pro Tools digital audio workstation hardware and software application. Concepts and skills needed to operate large sessions in a project studio environment are covered. It includes managing large track counts, multiple channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs, and the use of specialized plug-ins for specific music and post-production tasks. This course is the second in a series of four courses leading to certification as a Pro Tools Operator. It may be taken twice for credit using different software versions.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
MW        04:30PM-05:55PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN Rm 526          15996 
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Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010