Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10029 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   11976 Textbook


MUSM 111    The Business of Music    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course gives an in-depth view of the fundamentals and organization of the music business. This includes the duties of attorneys, publishers, and radio stations regarding musical and financial matters. The course also defines and analyzes publishing agreements, merchandising contracts, trademark, and service mark points.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 547    11502 
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MUSM 113    The Business of Music/Promotion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the process of music promotion. Topics include definitions of promotion, developing media/industry fan lists, and assembling a promotion packet. This course also discusses current Internet strategies and new technologies developed for promotion. In addition, a campaign for album release and distribution is discussed and planned. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   11193 
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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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 548    11871 
Textbook
MW        09:50AM-10:20AM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 548      


MUSM 295    Independent Studies in Music Specializations in Music    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student 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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB M.VanRegenmorter      TBA TBA                 13291 
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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, Jan 16-May 18
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN FineArts 526    10474 
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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       08:00AM-08:50AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   10241 
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   10243 Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 537A     
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC E.Chun               ARC MAIN FineArts 537A   10668 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB E.Chun               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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10245 
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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   10472 
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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 536A   11194 
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, Jan 16-Mar 14
M         04:00PM-07:15PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11379 
Textbook
W         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    12697 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, Mar 15-May 12
M         04:00PM-07:15PM LEC F.Cook               ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11659 
Textbook


MUSM 495    Independent Studies in Music Specializations in Music    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student 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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB M.VanRegenmorter      TBA TBA                 13275 
Textbook

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016