Spring 2018 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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.ChunARC MAIN FineArts 536A10027Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECE.ChunARC MAIN FineArts 51211262Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECE.ChunARC MAIN FineArts 537A11017Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.ChunARC MAIN FineArts 536A20577Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.ChunARC MAIN FineArts 536A20578Textbook

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. (C-ID CMUS 120X)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECR.JohnsonARC MAIN FineArts 54811555Textbook
MW09:50AM-10:20AMLABR.JohnsonARC 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 13-May 16

TBATBALABM.VanRegenmorter TBA TBA12527Textbook

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. (C-ID CMUS 100X)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

T03:00PM-03:50PMLECR.JohnsonARC MAIN FineArts 52610418Textbook
T04:00PM-04:50PMLABR.JohnsonARC MAIN FineArts 526
Th03:00PM-04:50PMLABR.JohnsonARC 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. (C-ID CMUS 130X)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh08:00AM-08:50AMLECM.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN FineArts 537A10214Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLABM.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN FineArts 537A
MW10:30AM-11:20AMLECM.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN FineArts 537A10216Textbook
MW11:30AM-12:50PMLABM.VanRegenmorterARC 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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:20AMLECM.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN FineArts 536A10218Textbook
TTh11:30AM-12:50PMLABM.VanRegenmorterARC 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, Jan 13-May 16

MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECB.DuffeyARC MAIN FineArts 536A10416Textbook
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLABB.DuffeyARC 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, Jan 13-May 16

MW10:30AM-11:20AMLECB.DuffeyARC MAIN FineArts 536A11018Textbook
MW11:30AM-12:50PMLABB.DuffeyARC 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 13-Mar 12

M04:00PM-07:15PMLECF.CookARC MAIN FineArts 52611164Textbook
W04:00PM-07:05PMLECF.CookARC MAIN FineArts 52612203Textbook

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 13-May 10

M04:00PM-07:15PMLECF.CookARC MAIN FineArts 52611385Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

TBATBALABM.VanRegenmorter TBA TBA12514Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017