Spring 2015 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 17-May 20
Marketing an Independent Record Label
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Beatrice           SCC MAIN PAC 121         16879 
Textbook
Music marketing, publicity, promotion, distribution, and sales techniques for an independent record label's CD release.
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 17-May 20
T         03:00PM-06:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 116         16343 
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 17-May 20
T         03:00PM-06:05PM LEC W.Yuponce            SCC MAIN PAC 116         16344 
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 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17328 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17328 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus

TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus

Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17330 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 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17332 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17332 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus

TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus

Th        06:30PM-08:20PM LEC R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17334 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 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17336 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17336 Textbook
Th        06:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17337 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 17-May 20
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC M.Poe                SCC MAIN PAC 113         20057 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 113         16342 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 17-May 20
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112         16877 
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 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, Jan 17-Mar 16
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 109         19036 
Textbook
On-Campus

T         05:30PM-08:40PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 109         19036 Textbook
On-Campus


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, Mar 17-May 14
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 109         19037 
Textbook
On-Campus

T         05:30PM-08:40PM LEC J.Altmann            SCC MAIN PAC 109         19037 Textbook
On-Campus


MUSM 362    Mixing and Mastering Music Projects    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 350, 354, 356, and 357 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course instructs students in the methods used to create professional mixes from multi-track master recordings in analog or digital formats. Advanced techniques in equalization, spatial placement, automation, and reverberation are investigated. Students' lab work is regularly presented in class for critical evaluation. A routine component of the course is listening exercises to develop critical listening skills in the students. The Music Departments Avid Pro Tools HD Digital Audio Workstation will be used by students for their mixing projects. Student final mix projects will then be mastered and converted into a number of possible final output formats.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225         19039 
Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-10:20PM LAB H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 225           
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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Altmann             TBA TBA                 21057 
Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 14, 2015