degree program course listing table
Course no. Course title Common core category Credits
Common core requirements
ENGL 101 or
ENGL 103
English Composition I or
Writing for the New Media
I.A 3
ENGL 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
MUS 101-107 (satisfies revised Music prefix and numbering) II.C 3
Subtotal 22
Major requirements
Musicianship/Music Theory* (Any sequence of two: MUS 111/112; MUS 112/225; MUS 112/121; MUS 225/121; MUS 121/122) 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
MUS 201 The Business of Music (formerly MU-290) 3
MUS Choose any two: MUS 132, MUS 231 or MUS 232 (1cr. each) 2
MUS 400 Performance Series elective (any two, 1cr. each) 2
MUS/MP Advised electives** 4
Subtotal 38
Total required credits 60

*Musicianship Placement: MUS 111 (for students with minimal or no music background); placement into MUS 112, 225, 121, 132 and 231 is determined by an evaluation of musicianship skills; 3 credits each.
**Advised Music elective list: MUS 100 series, MUS 123, 225, 121, 122, 232, 133, 134, 135, 136, MUS 400 series and MP 209, 210 and 900.
All students must complete two (2) WI designated courses to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Music Production - Catalog Year 2017-18

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MP 101: Introduction to the Recording Studio and MIDI

3

None

*MUS 111: Musicianship I (or MUS 112, 225, or 121, depending on placement )

3

*Placement: see note 4 below

MUS 101-107 (writing intensive) (Flexible Core 2.C Creative Expression)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Social Science or HIST (select from Flexible Core 2.A. World Cultures and Global Issues, 2.D.Individual and Society, or 2.E. Scientific World)

3

Check individual courses for pre- and co-requisites

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MP 102: Digital Music Sequencing

3

Pre-req.: MP 101 and MUS 111, both with grade of C or better

MP 103: Recording Techniques I

3

Pre-req.: MP 101 with grade of C or better

MUS 112: Musicianship II (or MUS 225, 121, or 122, depending on placement)

3

Pre-req.: MUS 111 with grade of C or better

MUS 132: Class Instruction in Piano II (or MUS 231 depending on placement)

1

Pre-req.: MUS 131 or MUS111 with grade of C or better, or satisfactory score on the music placement test

Social Science or HIST (writing intensive) (select from Flexible Core 2.A., D., or E.)

3

Check individual courses for pre- and co-requisites

MUS: 400 level Performance elective

1

**Advised elective

1

**see note 5 below

Total credits for the term

15


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

MP204: Digital Sound Design

2

Pre-req.: MP 102 with grade of C or better

MP205: Recording Techniques II

3

Pre-req.: MP 103 with grade of C or better

MP206: Virtual Instruments

3

Pre-req.: MP 102 with grade of C or better

MUS 201: The Business of Music

3

none

MUS: 400 level Performance elective

1


Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society recommended

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

PH 140: Acoustics (Required Core 1.C. Life and Physical Sciences)

4

Co-req.: MA 321

MP 207: Microphones and Amplification Systems

1

Pre-req.: MP 205

MP 208: Digital Recording

3

Pre-req.: MP 103 and MP 204, both with grade of C or better

MUS 231: Class Instruction in Piano III  (or MUS 232, depending on placement)

1

Pre-req.: MUS 132 with grade of C or better, or satisfactory score on the music placement test

**Advised electives

3

**See note 5 below

Total credits for the term

15

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Music Production

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete two to three courses from different flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.)
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. *Musicianship Placement: MUS 111 (for students with minimal or no music background); placement into MUS 112, 225, 121, 132 and 231 is determined by an evaluation of musicianship skills; 3 credits each.
  5. **Advised Music elective list: MUS 100 series, MUS 123, 225, 121, 122, 232, 133, 134, 135, 136, MUS 400 series and MP 209, 210 and 900.
  6. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Music Production - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Work collaboratively in diverse groups directed accomplishing produced works of music, visual, and sound art
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of, and proficiency in, industry-standard workflows and software
  3. Recognize legal issues pertaining to copyright, licensing, and fair use
  4. Integrate theoretical knowledge and performance skills in the creation and performance of original works
  5. Demonstrate progressive development and competency in the technical skills requisite for artistic expression in electronic media
  6. Integrate personal observation and objective criticism, and form value judgements, in the course of their artistic and technical work, and in the evolution of their original productions

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