Spring 2014 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Marketing an Independent Record Label
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Beatrice           SCC MAIN RHN 264         16883 
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 18-May 21
Th        05:30PM-07:20PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 106         18495 
Textbook
Th        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 106           
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 18-May 21
T         03:00PM-06:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 113         16290 
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 18-May 21
T         03:00PM-06:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 113         16291 
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 18-May 21
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17367 
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         17369 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 18-May 21
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17371 
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         17373 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17375 
Textbook
Th        06:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17376 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 18-May 21
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Poe                SCC MAIN PAC 113         16289 
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 18-May 21
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112         16881 
Textbook
M         08:15PM-10:20PM 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 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 112         19722 
Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 112           
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 - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
T         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225         19724 
Textbook
T         07:45PM-10:50PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225           
On-Campus


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, Mar 18-May 15
T         05:00PM-07:05PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225         19726 
Textbook
T         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225           
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 18-Mar 17
MW        02:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 121         17349 
Textbook
MW        03:15PM-04:40PM LAB J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
On-Campus

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 11, 2014