Fall 2015 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 business practices and economics of the commercial music industry, including copyrights, music publishing, mechanical licenses, recording contracts, advances, royalties, revenue streams, licensing music for film and television, artist management, talent agents, touring, merchandising, record producers, band membership, touring, digital rights management, and effects of technology on revenue and business models.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Beatrice           SCC MAIN PAC 133         16263 
Textbook
On-Campus


MUSM 320    Contemporary Songwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better
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 22-Dec 17
T         05:00PM-08:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 112         16264 
Textbook
On-Campus


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 22-Dec 17
T         05:00PM-08:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 112         16267 
Textbook
On-Campus


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. Students will learn the techniques of using Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software to record, edit, apply effects, and mixdown MIDI and audio tracks to complete creative projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17319 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus

Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17321 Textbook
Th        08:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Graham              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
On-Campus


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 refining the skills of using Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software to record, edit, apply effects, and mixdown MIDI and audio tracks to complete creative projects. Students can also work on projects combining music and other media, such as video and computer games.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17323 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus

Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17325 Textbook
Th        08:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Graham              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
On-Campus


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 work independently but confer with faculty during the course of the project. They present their final work at the end of the semester for critique and evaluation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17327 
Textbook
Th        06:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17328 Textbook
On-Campus


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC M.Poe                SCC MAIN PAC 113         18364 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 113         16262 Textbook
On-Campus


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 22-Dec 17
M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112         16812 
Textbook
M         07:45PM-09:55PM LAB J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112           
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Villec              TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to an additional 1.05 hours of Lab per week or a total of 18 hours for the semester to be arranged
On-Campus


MUSM 350    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 344 and 356 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUSM 354
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: MUSM 350 is a lecture and lab course that covers the proper operation of multi-track digital and analog studio recording equipment used in the SCC Audio Control Room, including the Avid Pro Tools HD system and D-Command Worksurface and the Otari Series 54, 24 track analog console and MX-80 recorder reproducer.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         05:00PM-07:05PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 109         18365 
Textbook
W         07:15PM-10:30PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus


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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Villec              TBA TBA                 20630 
Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
1 Unit
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB H.Rood                TBA TBA                 20660 Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
1.5 Units
On-Campus

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 1, 2015