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Music Production Technology (Audio/Recording), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2209 - Catalog 2017/2018

Douglas Peterson, Chairperson, SMEA, 386-506-3276, Doug.Peterson@daytonastate.edu

Jake Niceley, 386-226-1914, James.Niceley@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

This program provides a solid foundation in the skills necessary for students seeking careers in music recording, sound reinforcement, music production, sound equipment installation and maintenance.

Description:

The AS degree in Music Production Technology will focus upon the technical aspects of audio recording and sound reinforcement. The AS degree is open to all degree-seeking college credit students and will concentrate on the areas of Recording Technology and Techniques, Audio Mixing, Studio Maintenance, Audio Processing, Acoustic Design, Sound Reinforcement, and Audio for Video. Students will develop a functional understanding of musical language, musical elements and performance skills. Business and legal areas related to the musical/entertainment industry will complete the course of study.

AS Certificate That Leads To This Degree:

The following AS Certificate is embedded within this degree: Audio/Recording Technology - 0818. You may pursue the AS degree and also earn the AS certificate while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the AS certificate to develop or upgrade your skills. Contact your faculty or academic advisor for details and course options.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to work in cohesive teams focusing on organizational and leadership skills while contributing to the community through audio-related service learning.
  2. Establish short and long-term goals for a career capitalizing on personal strengths and professional ambitions in the entertainment industry. 
  3. Explore and acquire broad-based knowledge of music production technology and demonstrate proficiency in the application of practical audio engineering skills. 
  4. Apply theoretical and technical problem solving skills in audio engineering through integrated and reflective learning

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Consult college bookstore for approximate costs of textbooks. See college catalog for lab fee requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements

All Program Specific courses require a grade of "C" or better.

Careers

Broadcast Technician

Recording Engineer

Audio and Video Technician

Instructional Coordinator

Producer and Director

Public Relations

Marketing

Event Coordinator

Booking and Promotion

Artist and Related Workers

Entertainers and Performers

Music Director and Composer

Amusement and Recreation

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 18 Credits

Communication Core (9 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

ENC1102Writing with Research

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Social Sciences Core - Choose One

DEP2004Developmental Psychology

3

PSY1012General Psychology

3

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

AML2050Modern American Literature

3

AML2060Contemporary American Literature

3

AML2600Introduction to African American Literature

3

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

DAN1100Dance Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

HUM2210Prehistory to Medieval Humanities

3

HUM2230Renaissance to Postmodern Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

LIT2040Dramatic Literature

3

LIT2110Masterpieces of World Literature I

3

LIT2120Masterpieces of World Literature II

3

LIT2380Literature By Women

3

MUH2110Introduction to Music History and Literature

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

MUL2380Popular Music in America

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

"C" or better is required.

MUM1610Survey of Recording Technology

3

MUM1622Sound Reinforcement

3

MUM2600LAudio Engineering I Lab

2

MUM2600Audio Engineering I

3

MUM2601Audio Engineering II

3

MUM2601LAudio Engineering II Lab

2

MUM2603Studio Maintenance

3

MUM2607Soundtrack Development

3

MUM2609Studio Production

3

MUM2640Post Production Sound

3

MUM2700Survey of Music Business

3

 

MUT1001Fundamentals of Music

3

OR

MUS2360Learning Basic Music Using the Computer

3

 

MVK1111Applied Music-Group (Piano) I-II

1

MVK2121Applied Music-Group (Piano) III-IV

1

Ensemble Electives

4

Program Specific Electives-Choose Two (6 Hours)

MUM2611Live Recording Techniques

3

MUM2677Sound Reinforcement II

3

MUM2720Music Publishing, Copyright and Intellectual Property

3

MUC2601Introduction to Songwriting

3

MUM2722Artist Management

3

MUM2730Public Relations and Marketing for Music

3

MUM2728Concert Production and Event Management

3

MUS1621Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

3

MUM2716Automated Show Control

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

Mathematics Core

3

MUM1610Survey of Recording Technology

3

MUM1622Sound Reinforcement

3

 

MUT1001Fundamentals of Music

3

OR

MUS2360Learning Basic Music Using the Computer

3

 

MVK1111Applied Music-Group (Piano) I-II

1

MUM1634The Digital Audio Workstation

1

2nd Semester

ENC1102Writing with Research

3

MUM2600Audio Engineering I

3

MUM2600LAudio Engineering I Lab

2

MUM2603Studio Maintenance

3

MUM2700Survey of Music Business

3

MVK2121Applied Music-Group (Piano) III-IV

1

Ensemble Elective

1

Ensemble Electives - Students must enroll in an ensemble elective each semester for this program. See department chair for options.

Summer Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

 

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

OR

MUL2380Popular Music in America

3

Year 2

1st Semester

MUM2601Audio Engineering II

3

MUM2601LAudio Engineering II Lab

2

MUM2609Studio Production

3

Ensemble Elective

1

Program Specific Elective

3

2nd Semester

Social Sciences Core

3

MUM2607Soundtrack Development

3

MUM2640Post Production Sound

3

Ensemble Elective

1

Program Specific Elective

3

Ensemble Electives - Students must enroll in an ensemble elective each semester for this program. See department chair for options.

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 64