Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10033 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 512    11390 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   11199 
Textbook


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. (C-ID CMUS 150X)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10507 
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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 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10508 
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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 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC H.Glynn              ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10513 
Textbook
MW        09:50AM-10:20AM LAB H.Glynn              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 introductory course examines the terminology, hardware, software, techniques, and concepts related to using Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and associated music technology. It surveys the principles and practices of sound, MIDI, synthesis, notation, and audio recording, as well as hardware and software platforms.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 526    10511 
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 I    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 of Recording Studio Techniques. It covers entry-level techniques in audio/music production, microphone fundamentals and applications, studio equipment, recording console functions, and multitrack recording procedures. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       08:00AM-08:50AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   10243 
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   10245 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   10707 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 537A     


MUSM 344    Recording Studio Techniques II    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 of Recording Studio Techniques. It covers intermediate techniques of audio and music production, and introduces mixdown session techniques, outboard gear application, remote recording, and studio design. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10247 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 536A     


MUSM 350    Recording Studio Techniques III    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 of Recording Studio Techniques. Topics include studio design and management principles, managing and organizing sessions, and recording, editing, and mixing in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) environment. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Duffey             ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10509 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB B.Duffey             ARC MAIN FineArts 536A     


MUSM 352    Recording Studio Techniques IV    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 is the fourth course in a four-part series on Recording Studio Techniques. It covers advanced techniques of audio engineering and 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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC B.Duffey             ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   11923 
Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB B.Duffey             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 19-Oct 11
M         04:00PM-07:15PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11311 
Textbook
W         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    12510 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 12-Dec 08
M         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11343 
Textbook


MUSM 495    Independent Studies in Music Specializations    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for students to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Chun                TBA TBA                 20584 
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TBA       TBA             LAB E.Chun                TBA TBA                 20585 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Chun                TBA TBA                 20588 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Chun                TBA TBA                 20716 Textbook

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017