Fall 2012 Class Schedule (SCC)



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MUSM 110    The Business of Music    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course presents an overview of the many aspects of today's music industry, including copyrights, music publishing, recording artist contracts, royalties, advances, licensing music for movies and television, artist management, talent agents, touring, merchandising, producers and other personnel, band membership and issues, and contracts and riders.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC G.Beatrice           SCC MAIN PAC 112         16250 
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MUSM 320    Contemporary Songwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the process of writing popular songs, including writing lyrics, designing instrumental and vocal arrangements, studying melodic and harmonic skills, learning popular song forms, analyzing musical styles, and creating lead sheets.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 112         16251 
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MUSM 321    Contemporary Songwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers advanced processes of popular songwriting, including production and song evaluation, lyrical interpretation, publishing songs, and the songwriters' marketing system.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 112         16254 
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MUSM 330    Introduction to MIDI: Musical Instrument Digital Interface    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUFHL 320 or MUIVI 345 with a grade "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This in an introductory course to the fields of music technology and desktop music production. Students will utilize contemporary computer, software, and electronic instrument technology to create music of diverse styles and genres.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17775 
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TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
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Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17777 Textbook
Th        08:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to an additional 1.05 hours of Lab per week or a total of 17.85 hours for the semester to be arranged
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MUSM 331    Intermediate MIDI: Musical Instrument Digital Interface    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on skills learned in MUSM 330 and concentrates on more advanced electronic arranging techniques using computers, synthesizers, and music notation software. Through a series of MIDI projects, students learn how various instruments are combined and mixed to create demo recordings in various styles of music.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17779 
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TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
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Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17781 Textbook
Th        08:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to an additional 1.05 hours of Lab per week or a total of 17.85 hours for the semester to be arranged
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MUSM 336    Music Project Studio    1 Unit

Prerequisite: MUSM 331 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a lab course for students who have completed MUSM 331, Intermediate MIDI, and who want to work on a creative project independently. A typical project could include completing a demo recording utilizing the MIDI and audio resources at the college. Students would work independently, but confer with faculty during the course of the project and present their final work at the end of the semester for critique and evaluation. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17783 
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Th        06:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17784 Textbook
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MUSM 342    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to audio engineering in the recording studio including multi-track recording, microphone selection and use, mixing console, signal processing, and four-track demo production. MUSM 342 is the first semester course in the audio production degree program.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 113         16249 
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MUSM 344    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 306 or 342 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This lecture and "hands-on" lab class builds on topics covered in MUSM 342 and MUSM 306. It uses 8-track recording techniques utilizing the Alesis ADAT Digital Recorder and the Mackie 8-bus Mixer. Basic, as well as advanced, microphone techniques, acoustics, recording studio design, mixing, monitoring, and audio measurement are covered. Students have the opportunity to engineer live studio recording sessions during class.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112         17065 
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M         08:15PM-10:25PM LAB J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to an additional 1.3 hours of Lab per week or a total of 20.4 hours for the semester to be arranged
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MUSM 354    Recording Sessions Workshop    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 344 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUSM 350 or 351
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course provides practical hands-on recording session experience in many styles of music for second-year audio recording students in the commercial music program. Students complete a number of recording sessions under real world situations. Students take responsibility for all studio functions, such as engineer, producer, tape operator, production assistant, studio manager, and promotion staff. This course may be taken four times for credit, provided different topics are taken. This course must be taken twice to fulfill degree and certificate requirements.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
Studio recording session setup
W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 112         17262 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 112           
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MUSM 356    Pro Tools 101, Introduction to Pro Tools    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 306 or 342 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUSM 344
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course is conducted in the Music Department's Mac computer lab. It is an introductory course to Digidesign's Pro Tools digital audio workstation software application. This is the first course offering as part of the College's Digidesign Certified Training Location alliance. This course trains students in the basic operation of Pro Tools LE. Students learn how to record, edit, and mix music and MIDI within the Pro Tools application.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
MW        03:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 109         17264 
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MUSM 357    Pro Tools 110 Intermediate Pro Tools    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 342 and 356 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUSM 344
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course offers intermediate level instruction in the skills needed to operate Digidesign's Pro Tools LE digital audio workstation hardware and software applications. This course trains students in recording, editing and mixing audio, and MIDI within the Pro Tools environment. It is conducted in the Music Department's Mac computer lab.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
MW        03:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 109         17750 
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MUSM 362    Studio Mixdown Techniques    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 350 and 354 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course instructs students in the methods used to create professional multi-track mixes in the Music Department's 24-track control room. Advanced techniques in equalization, spatial placement, mixing console automation, and reverberation are investigated. Student's lab work is regularly presented in class for critical evaluation. On a number of occasions outside professionals in the field are invited to speak and demonstrate their techniques to the class. A routine component of the class is exercises to develop "Critical Listening" skills in the students.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
M         05:00PM-07:05PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225         17067 
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M         07:15PM-10:35PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225           
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MUSM 495    Independent Studies in Music Specializations in Music    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among college, faculty members, and students. Independent Studies in Music Specializations offers students a chance to do research that is more typical of students in advanced audio production, song-writing, arranging, or music business courses.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Altmann             TBA TBA                 20513 
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Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 10, 2013