Spring 2016 Class Schedule (SCC)



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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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17500 
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         17502 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17504 
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         17506 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Knable             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17508 
Textbook
Th        06:30PM-09:20PM LAB R.Graham             SCC MAIN PAC 109         17509 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 16-May 18
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC M.Poe                SCC MAIN PAC 113         18832 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 113         16589 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 16-May 18
M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC J.Villec             SCC MAIN PAC 112         17085 
Textbook
M         07:45PM-10:00PM 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 16-Mar 14
T         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 109         18659 
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 15-May 12
T         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC H.Rood               SCC MAIN PAC 109         18660 
Textbook
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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Poe                 TBA TBA                 18977 
Textbook
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB H.Rood                TBA TBA                 21002 Textbook
1.5 Units
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
On-Campus



Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: June 16, 2016