Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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MUSM 110    The Business of Music    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 50 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC G.Beatrice           SCC MAIN AUD 27          24136 
Textbook
On-Campus


MUSM 115    The Development and Management of an Independent Record Label    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides students with a detailed study of the creation and day-to-day management of a music company to release their own music or the music of others. Topics include: locating talent, staffing, budgets, contracts, record-keeping, CD production and packaging, legalities and copyright issues, departments of a record label, developing marketing strategies and schedules, publicity, promotion, channels of distribution, working with vendors and suppliers, and understanding today's music consumer. This course may be taken two times for credit, provided different topics are taken.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Marketing an Independent Record Label
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC G.Beatrice           SCC MAIN AUD 25          25776 
Textbook
On-Campus


MUSM 320    Contemporary Songwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 50 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, Jan 15-May 18
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN AUD 34          24138 
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, Jan 15-May 18
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN AUD 34          24140 
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN AUD 21          27284 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN AUD 21            
On-Campus

Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN AUD 21          27292 Textbook
Th        08:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN AUD 21            
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to additional Lab per week 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 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN AUD 21          27296 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN AUD 21            
On-Campus

Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN AUD 21          27304 Textbook
Th        08:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN AUD 21            
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to additional Lab per week 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 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN AUD 21          27308 
Textbook
Th        06:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN AUD 21          27312 Textbook
On-Campus


MUSM 342    Recording Studio Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 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, Jan 15-May 18
M         03:00PM-06:20PM LEC M.Poe                SCC MAIN AUD 27          24132 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN AUD 27          24134 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, Jan 15-May 18
M         06:00PM-08:20PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN AUD 25          25772 
Textbook
M         08:30PM-10:35PM LAB J.Villec             SCC MAIN AUD 25            
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to additional hours of Lab per week to be arranged
On-Campus


MUSM 351    Analog Recording Consoles and Tape Machines    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 344 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUSM 354
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This is a lecture/lab course in 24-track analog recording studio equipment and operation. Topics of study will include the operation of equipment used in the SCC A-225 Control Room including the Otari Series 54 Recording Console and the Otari MX-80 24-track analog tape recorder. Proper operation of this equipment in a professional work environment will be emphasized.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TTh       05:40PM-06:30PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN AUD 225         28686 
Textbook
TTh       06:40PM-08:00PM LAB J.Altmann            SCC MAIN AUD 225           
On-Campus


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 - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
Studio recording session assistant engineering
W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN AUD 25          26214 
Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Altmann            SCC MAIN AUD 25            
On-Campus

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
Studio recording session engineering and supervisi
W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN AUD 25          26218 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN AUD 25            
On-Campus


MUSM 355    Advanced Microphone Techniques and Analog Session Outboard Gear    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 344 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUSM 354
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: MUSM 355 offers the student a wide ranging discussion of microphone techniques used in a variety of recording sessions. In conjunction with examining microphone techniques, the course will explore the use of outboard equipment, such as limiters, compressors, and equalizers in the context of the studio recording session.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       05:50PM-06:40PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN AUD 225         28574 
Textbook
TTh       06:50PM-08:10PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN AUD 225           
On-Campus


MUSM 356    Pro Tools 101, Introduction to Pro Tools    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 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, Jan 15-Mar 14
MW        02:40PM-04:00PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN AUD 21          26222 
Textbook
On-Campus


MUSM 366    Pro Tools 201, Advanced Pro Tools    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 350, 354, and 357 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This is the second course offering as part of the SCC Digidesign Certified Training Location alliance. Pro Tools 201 focuses on a foundation of skills needed to competently operate a Pro Tools TDM system in a professional environment. This course may be taken two times for credit. The third course needed to become a Certified Pro Tools Operator is not offered at SCC. The third course is offered at off-campus private learning centers.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TTh       03:00PM-04:05PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN AUD 225         27218 
Textbook
TTh       04:15PM-05:40PM LAB J.Altmann            SCC MAIN AUD 225           
On-Campus


MUSM 367    Audio for Video Post Production    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 350, 354, and 356 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUSM 357
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 22 hours LEC ; 15 hours LAB
Description: In MUSM 367 students learn Post Production, the art and science of adding sound to picture for television, feature films and commercials. Students work in the Pro Tools digital audio workstation environment. Projects include actual work from Post Production Studios submitted to the College.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         05:50PM-07:00PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN AUD 225         28128 
Textbook
M         07:10PM-08:00PM LAB W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN AUD 225           
On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011