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11/15/2021 2:30:48 PM

Music Technology, Associate in Arts

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.

(Fall 2021)

Program Learning Outcomes:

 Upon 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.

Placement Measures

 

Program Map for Full-Time Studens

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 101Electronic Music Production

3 credits

MUS 105Theory of Music I #

3 credits

MUS 115Sight-Singing and Ear Training I #

1 credit

MUS 135Keyboard Musicianship I #

1 credit

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

OR

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

 

MUS 106Theory of Music II #

3 credits

MUS 116Sight-Singing & Ear Training II #

1 credit

MUS 120Record Production I

3 credits

MUS 235Keyboard Musicianship II #

1 credit

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 207Theory of Music III #

3 credits

MUS 215Introduction to Music History #

3 credits

MUS 217Sight Singing and Ear Training III #

1 credit

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 208Theory of Music IV #

3 credits

MUS 218Sight-Singing & Ear Training IV #

1 credit

MUS 220Record Production II #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 60

See Associate in Arts Graduation Requirements by discipline: http://triton.smartcatalogiq.com/2021-2022/Triton-College-Catalog/Arts-and-Sciences-Programs/Associate-in-Arts/Associate-in-Arts-Degree-Requirements

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.

See MUS course descriptions.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597