Visual And Performing Arts Academy

Queensborough Academy
The VAPA Academy provides the highest quality artistic and technical education combined with scholarly research across disciplines.

Music Production - Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS)

Course no. Course title Common core category Credits
Common core requirements
EN 101 or
EN 103
English Composition I or
Writing for the New Media
I.A 3
EN 102 English Composition II I.A 3
MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society I.B 3
PH 140 Acoustics: The Physics of Sound I.C 4
  (2) Social Sciences or HI 100 series II.A/II.D/ II.E 6
Choose one from MU 100 series II.C 3
Subtotal   22
Major requirements
Musicianship/Music Theory* (Any sequence of two: MU 208/209; MU 209/231; MU 209/241; MU 231/241; MU 241/242) 6
MP 101 Introduction to the Recording Studio and MIDI 3
MP 102 Digital Music Sequencing 3
MP 103 Recording Techniques I: Studio Equipment 3
MP 204 Digital Sound Design 2
MP 205 Recording Techniques II: Studio Operation 3
MP 206 Virtual Instruments 3
MP 207 Microphones and Amplification Systems 1
MP 208 Digital Recording 3
MU 290 The Business of Music 3
MU Choose any two: MU 312, 313 or 314 (1cr. each) 2
MU 400 Performance Series elective (any two, 1cr. each) 2
MU/MP Advised electives**      4
Subtotal 38
Total required credits 60
*Musicianship Placement: MU 208 (for students with minimal or no music background); placement into MU 209, 231, 241, 312 and 313 is determined by an evaluation of musicianship skills; 3 credits each.
**Advised Music elective list:  MU 100 series, MU 210, 211, 231, 241, 242, 314, 321, 322, 331, 332, MU 400 series and MP 209, 210 and 900.
All students must complete two (2) WI designated courses to fulfill degree requirements.