Music Department - Music Production - A.A.S. Degree Program

The Music Production A.A.S. program at QCC is an innovative program integrating music production and recording studio training that prepares students for jobs in the music and recording industries. Graduates of the program can look forward to career opportunities at commercial recording and production facilities, on-site recording venues, radio and broadcast networks, and manufacturers who serve the music production and recording industries.

To achieve that goal, the curriculum offers a strong foundation in technology and practical recording studio experience, together with a broad base of general education in the liberal arts, sciences, and music. Music Production classes are taught in the Music department's technology laboratories and multi-track recording studios. During their last semester of the curriculum, students have the opportunity to participate in the cooperative internship program, which allows them to work as apprentices in professional recording environments.

The A.A.S. Degree in Music Production is designed as a career program that provides the necessary academic foundation and specific training to students who plan to begin or advance in emplyoment immediately after graduation. Many students choose to transfer their credits to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year institutions both inside and outside the City University of New York.

For further information, consult an adviser in the Department of Music.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A.A.S. DEGREE
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS
 
Min. Credits
MA-321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society
3
EN-101 or EN-103 and EN-102
6
SS- HI-
SS or HI Electives in Social Science or History (HI-100 Series)
6
PH-140 Acoustics: The Physics of Sound
4
MU- Any MU-100 series
3
 
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Sub-total
22
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR  
Musicianship/Music Theory (Any sequence of two: MU-208/209; MU-209/231 or 241; MU-231/241; MU-241/242)
6
MU-290 The Business of Music
3
MU-312-314 Piano II-IV (any two)
2
MU-400 Performance Series (any two)
2
MP-101 Introduction to the Recording Studio & MIDI
3
MP-102 Digital Music Sequencing
3
MP-103 Recording Techniques I: Studio Equipment
3
MP-204 Digital Sound Design
3
MP-205 Recording Techniques II: Studio Operation
2
MP-206 Virtual Instruments
3
MP-207 Microphones and Amplification Systems
3
MP-208 Digital Recording
2
MU- Advised Music Electives
2
 
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Sub-total
37



SUGGESTED FIRST SEMESTER
Credits

EN-101 (or 103)

English Composition (Writing for New Media)
3
MA-321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society
3
MP-101 Introduction to the Recording Studio & MIDI
3
MU-208 (or 209; 231; 241) Musicianship or Theory
3
MU-110 (or 120) Introduction to Music
3
 
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Sub-total
15

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