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Music Technology, Associate in Arts

Curriculum VPA.MUT.AA (U224A52)

Curriculum offers students an opportunity to acquire specific skills in the diverse field of Music Technology. Curriculum provides a basic foundation in music theory, as well as computer music skills. Interested students should pursue a baccalaureate degree in Music Technology. Four-year schools differ in their requirements. Students are advised to select courses that will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Music Technology) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • produce music by recording and mixing tracks using industry standard music technology equipment;
  • describe contributions of historically significant pioneers, periods, and moments in music technology and computer music;
  • proficiently compose a contrapuntal work displaying proper part writing, rhythmic beaming, and voice leading;
  • analyze a selection from the Common Practice period of Western music literature in order to display understanding of standard diatonic harmonic progression;
  • proficiently compose a work using standard music notation software, such as Sibelius or Finale; and
  • perform selections from standard literature with college level proficiency in a primary musical instrument or voice.

Semester One:

MUS 101Electronic Music Production

3 credits

MUS 105 #Theory of Music I

3 credits

MUS 115 #Sight-Singing and Ear Training I

1 credit

MUS 135 #Keyboard Musicianship I

1 credit

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

General education/Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Two:

MUS 106 #Theory of Music II

3 credits

MUS 116 #Sight-Singing & Ear Training II

1 credit

MUS 120Record Production I

3 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

General education/Mathematics

3 credits

General education/Social Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Three:

MUS 207 #Theory of Music III

3 credits

MUS 215 #Introduction to Music History

3 credits

MUS 217 #Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1 credit

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Four:

MUS 220 #Record Production II

3 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

6 credits

General education/Life Science

4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

Music courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See MUS course descriptions.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597

General Education electives must be selected from the AA Degree Requirements and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AA Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject