Spring 2018 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 start-up and management of an independent music company to release their own music or the music of others. Topics include: startup and staffing, locating talent, budgets and schedules, record-keeping, making and packaging CDs, licenses, contracts, record label functions and responsibilities, marketing strategies and schedules, publicity, promotion, channels of distribution, do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) options, and technology in music promotion and distribution.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh06:45PM-08:05PMLECG.BeatriceSCC MAIN PAC 12420350Textbook
On-Campus



MUSM 306    Live Sound Reinforcement    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 342 with a grade of "C" or better
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, for both mobile and 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW12:30PM-01:20PMLECK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 11218991Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 112
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. 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 13-May 16

TTh01:00PM-01:50PMLECR.KnableSCC MAIN PAC 10917656Textbook
TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLABR.KnableSCC MAIN PAC 109
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 13-May 16

TTh01:00PM-01:50PMLECR.KnableSCC MAIN PAC 10917658Textbook
TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLABR.KnableSCC MAIN PAC 109
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 13-May 16

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLABR.KnableSCC MAIN PAC 10917660Textbook
On-Campus



MUSM 342    Recording Studio Techniques I    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 13-May 16

TTh04:00PM-05:20PMLECJ.VillecSCC MAIN PAC 11318630Textbook
M06:00PM-09:25PMLECJ.VillecSCC MAIN PAC 11316918Textbook
On-Campus



MUSM 344    Recording Studio Techniques II    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 13-May 16

MW10:00AM-10:50AMLECK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 11217317Textbook
MW11:00AM-12:20PMLABK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 112
On-Campus



MUSM 350    Recording Studio Techniques III    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 344 and 356 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: MUSM 350 is a lecture and lab course that covers the proper operation of multi-track digital and analog studio recording equipment used in the SCC Audio Control Room, including the Avid Pro Tools HD system and D-Command Worksurface and the Otari Series 54, 24 track analog console and MX-80 recorder reproducer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW04:30PM-05:20PMLECK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 11219108Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLABK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 112
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. Students learn how to record, edit, and mix music and MIDI within the Pro Tools application.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 13-Mar 12

T06:00PM-09:10PMLECF.CookSCC MAIN PAC 10918537Textbook
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 Avid's Pro Tools 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 13-May 10

T06:00PM-09:10PMLECF.CookSCC MAIN PAC 10918538Textbook
On-Campus



MUSM 362    Mixing and Mastering Music Projects    3 Units

Prerequisite: MUSM 350, 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 Department's 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: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh11:30AM-12:20PMLECK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 12119139Textbook
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLABK.ShearerSCC MAIN PAC 121
On-Campus



MUSM 495    Independent Studies in Music Specializations    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 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. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TBATBALABK.Shearer TBA TBA18680Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus



Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017