MP-206 : Virtual Instruments

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MP-206 Virtual Instruments

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): MP-102

Course Description in college catalog:

This course offers advanced instruction in sound design, synthesis, and digital audio using virtual instruments and digital music recording applications. This advanced course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the use of virtual instruments and digital audio in the recording process.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Music Production

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the applications of virtual instruments and related technologies.

2. Demonstrate understanding of the constructs and principles of digital audio signals as related to virtual instruments.

3. Apply the constructs and principles of digital audio signals as they relate to digital virtual instruments, digital sound design, and recording in student created musical compositions.

4. Demonstrate skill within the digital metaphor for analog and virtual instruments including automation and plug-ins.

5. Successfully navigate the Internet with the purpose of sharing musical compositions created with virtual instruments.

6. Define and participate in the sharing of music online.

7. Collaborate in the creation of musical works in real time, online.

8. Demonstrate an understanding of studio operation, methods, planning, organization and the interpersonal behavioral styles that are appropriate among engineers, producers and musicians.

Program-specific outcomes

Prepare students who wish to pursue a career in music and recording industries by providing an innovative program that integrates musicianship, music production and recording studio training.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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