Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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MUSM 110    The Business of Music    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10036 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 512    11615 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   11373 
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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 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:10PM-01:30PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10572 
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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 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:10PM-01:30PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10573 
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MUSM 140    Concert Sound Reinforcement    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 342 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is an overview of live concert sound reinforcement. Topics include basic sound system theory and its application. It also covers individual sound system component operation, including microphones, mixers, effects, power amplifiers, and speaker systems. This course offers opportunities for hands-on experiences in troubleshooting, sound checking, and mixing sound for live performance and touring. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10578 
Textbook
MW        09:50AM-10:20AM LAB E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 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 professional music software and MIDI electronic instruments. It explores various music hardware and software options, including keyboards, synthesizers, virtual instruments, and music workstations. A series of MIDI projects introduces music sequencing, notation, and Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) software.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 526    10576 
Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 526      
Th        03:00PM-04:50PM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 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 first course in a four-part series covers entry-level techniques in audio/music production. It also covers microphone fundamentals and applications, studio equipment, recording console functions, and multi-track recording procedures. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       08:00AM-08:50AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   10273 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 537A     
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   10275 Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 537A     
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   10796 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 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 second course in a four-part series covers intermediate techniques of audio and music production. It also introduces mixdown session techniques, outboard gear application, remote recording, and studio design. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10277 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 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 third course in a four-part series covers the techniques and tools for managing a recording studio. Topics include studio design, equipment budgeting, business basics, studio personnel roles, and operation of high-end recording equipment. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10574 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 536A     


MUSM 352    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 350 and 356 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This fourth course in a four-part series covers advanced techniques of audio engineering. It is designed for recording engineers seeking careers in audio and post production. It includes advanced concepts of analog and digital recording, mixdown, surround sound, synchronizing audio to video, and mastering. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   12287 
Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 536A     


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

Prerequisite: MUSM 342 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to Avid'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. Topics also include how to record, edit, and mix music and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) tracks within the Pro Tools application. This course is the first in a series of courses leading to multiple Avid Pro Tools certifications.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
M         04:00PM-07:15PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11511 
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W         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    13163 Textbook


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-level course in Avid'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. Topics also include 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 courses leading to multiple Avid Pro Tools certifications.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
M         04:00PM-07:15PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11554 
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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015