Spring 2013 Class Schedule (SCC)



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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 19-May 22
Marketing an Independent Record Label
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Beatrice           SCC MAIN PAC 124         17083 
Textbook
Music marketing, publicity, promotion, distribution, and sales techniques for an independent record label's CD release.
On-Campus


MUSM 306    Live Sound Reinforcement    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: The course presents an introduction to live sound mixing directed toward employment in the sound reinforcement industry and in operating sound systems in concert venues, churches and other fixed installations. Students will develop skills in operating mixing consoles, speaker placement, microphone techniques, room equalization, reverb, delay, and other effects (gate/compressor/limiters etc.). Students will learn practical techniques for getting the best concert sound. Either this course or MUSM 342 may be used as the prerequisite for MUSM 344.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112         19662 
Textbook
W         08:00PM-11:05PM LAB J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112           
On-Campus


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, Jan 19-May 22
T         03:00PM-06:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 113         16450 
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 19-May 22
T         03:00PM-06:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 113         16451 
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 19-May 22
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17610 
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         17612 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 1.2 hours of Lab per week or a total of 20.4 hours for the semester to be taken in PAC 108, which will be open on Mondays and Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and Tuesdays through Thursdays 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
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 19-May 22
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17614 
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         17616 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 1.2 hours of Lab per week or a total of 20.4 hours for the semester to be taken in PAC 108, which will be open on Mondays and Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and Tuesdays through Thursdays 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
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 19-May 22
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17618 
Textbook
Th        06:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17619 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, Jan 19-May 22
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Poe                SCC MAIN PAC 113         16449 
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 19-May 22
M         06:00PM-08:15PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112         17081 
Textbook
M         08:25PM-10:30PM LAB J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112           
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Villec              TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to an additional 1.2 hours of Lab per week or a total of 20.4 hours for the semester to be taken in PAC 108, which will be open on Mondays and Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and Tuesdays through Thursdays 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
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 19-Mar 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 225         17582 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:25PM LAB J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 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 19-May 22
M         07:00PM-08:10PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 225         17885 
Textbook
M         08:20PM-09:10PM LAB W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 225           
On-Campus

Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013