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2021-2022 FSW Catalog 
2021-2022 FSW Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Production and Technology, AS

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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.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic musical skills.
  2. Demonstrate competence in basic keyboard skills.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of music history.
  4. Demonstrate application of control protocols and their relationship to equipment used in the music industry.
  5. Demonstrate set-up and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
  6. Understand the operation of basic reproduction, reinforcement and recording audio equipment.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of requirements for set up and operation of a sound reinforcement system.
  8. Perform transactions with music industry suppliers.
  9. Demonstrate management skills.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the legal issues of copyright and contracts.
  11. Demonstrate employability skills.
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship.

Program Structure

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

Course Prerequisites

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.

General Education Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

Required Technical Electives: 22 Credit Hours

Additional Technical Electives: 12 Credit Hours

Choose a minimum of 12 additional Credit Hours

Total Degree Requirements: 64 Credit Hours

Suggested Course Sequence for AS Music Production & Technology (Choose a minimum of 12 additional Credit Hours)

1st Semester

SLS 1515 - Cornerstone Experience 3 credits        

ENC 1101 - Composition I 3 credits         

MUS 2360 - Introduction to Technology in Music 3 credits   

MUM 2600C - Recording Techniques I 3 credits   

MVK 1111 - Class Piano I 1 credit   

MVx 13xx - Applied Lesson 2 credits

MUN xxxx - Ensemble 1 credit

                      Total Semester Credits 16

2nd Semester

DIG 2251C - Digital Audio I 3 credits  

MUM 2700 - Music Business 3 credits   

MUL 1010 - Music Appreciation - (I) 3 credits     

General Education Math 3 credits (Recommended STA 2023   or MGF 1106   or MGF 1107 )

MVK 1112 - Class Piano II 1 credit    

MVx13xx - Applied Lesson 2 credits

MUN xxxx - Ensemble 1credit

                                 Total Semester Credits 16

3rd Semester

MUM 2601C - Recording Techniques II 3 credits   

MUM 2604C - Multi-track Mixdown Techniques 3 credits   

MUT 1111 - Music Theory I 3 credits  

MUT 1241 - Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1 credit  

ENT 2000 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 credits  

General Education Social Science 3 credits (Recommended: POS 2041   or  AMH 2020 )

                                 Total Semester Credits 16

4th Semester

General Education Natural Science 3 credits

MUT 1112 - Music Theory II 3 credits  

MUT 1242 - Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1 credit  

Additional Technical Electives 9 credits (Students choose 9 credits from specified list of additional technical elective courses)

                                  Total Semester Credits 16


Total Degree Credits  64


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