Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I
or
ENGL-103: Writing for the New Media

3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-321: Mathematics in Contemporary Society 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. PH-140: Acoustics: The Physics of Sound 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.2B., 2D. or 2E. History or Social Science (Select two courses) 6
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Select one course from MUS-100 series 3
Subtotal 22

Major Requirements

Courses Credits

Musicianship/Music Theory1 - Choose any sequence of two:

MUS-111 (formely MU-208) / MUS-112 (formerly MU-209),

MUS-112 (formerly MU-209) / MUS-121 (formerly MU-241),

MUS-121 (formerly MU-241) / MUS-122 (formerly MU-242)

or

MUS-122 (formerly MU-242) / MUS-225 (formerly MU-231)





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-132, MUS-231 or MUS-232 (Choose any two, 1 credit each) 2
MUS-400 series: Performance Series elective (Choose any two, 1 credit each) 2
MUS/MP: Advised electives2 4
Subtotal 38

Total Required Credits

60

Musicianship Placement: MUS-111 (for students with minimal or no music background); placement into MUS-112, MUS-121, MUS-132, and MUS-231 is determined by an evaluation of musicianship skills; 3 credits each.

2 Advised Music elective list:MUS-121, MUS-122, MUS-123, MUS-124 MUS-133, MUS-134, MUS-135, MUS-136MUS-137, MUS-138, MUS-221, MUS-222, MUS-223, MUS-224MUS-225, MUS-226MUS-232, MUS-400 series and MP-209, and MP-900.

All students must complete two (2) WI designated courses to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Music Production

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various 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

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

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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