The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in music production occupations or to provide supplemental professional training for persons previously or currently employed in this field. The content includes, but is not limited to, instruction that prepares individuals for positions such as music directors, singers, composers, sound engineers, producers, programmers, salespeople (retail), manufacturer's representatives, consultants, music editors, sound designers, sound systems designers, audio assistants, audio technicians, a/v technicians, studio managers/supervisors, archivists and related workers. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Music Production Technology industry: planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster.
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic musical skills.
- Demonstrate competence in basic keyboard skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of music history.
- Demonstrate application of control protocols and their relationship to equipment used in the music industry.
- Demonstrate set-up and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
- Understand the operation of basic reproduction, reinforcement and recording audio equipment.
- Demonstrate understanding of requirements for set up and operation of a sound reinforcement system.
- Perform transactions with music industry suppliers.
- Demonstrate management skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal issues of copyright and contracts.
- Demonstrate employability skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 64 credit hours in the following areas: 15 credit hours of General Education Requirement, 15 credit hours of Core Courses; 22 credit hours of Technical Electives (including SLS 1515); 12 credit hours of Additional Electives
Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below to check for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.
Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must indicate their intention to attend commencement ceremony, by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.