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2016 - 2017 Catalog
Course Descriptions for MUSC

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MUSC 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

History of Popular Music
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of commercial music industry trends and developments through historical analysis. Topics include the evolution of the music industry with emphasis on the development of popular musical styles and the impact of culture and technology on industry growth. (3 Lec.)


MUSC 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, RLC
Single-Course Delivery for RLC

Audio Engineering I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the recording studio. Includes basic studio electronics and acoustic principles, waveform properties, microphone concepts and placement techniques, studio set up and signal flow, console theory, signal processing concepts, multi-track principles and operation, and an overview of mixing and editing. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MUSC 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the history and evolution of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) systems and applications. Includes the MIDI language and applications in the studio environment using software-based sequencing programs. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MUSC 1333 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 11, 2016
Offered at CVC

Synthesis I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of a Music Fundamentals, Music Theory, Private Piano, Class Piano course, or MIDI I.
Course Description: Introduction to the use of Digital Audio Workstations (DAW's), computers, synthesis, multi-track recording and other MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) devices in the production, arrangement, composition and performance of music. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MUSC 2141 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Forum/Recital
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Stylistic analysis of commercial music performances presented by students, faculty, and guest artists. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)


MUSC 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Improvisation Theory I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the chordal structures of jazz, rock, country, and fusion with emphasis on extemporaneous performance. (3 Lec.)


MUSC 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Commercial Orchestration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of writing for voices and instruments to include ranges, transposition, and idiosyncrasies of each instrument with emphasis on commercial music chord voicings. (3 Lec.)


MUSC 2330 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 11, 2016
Offered at CVC

Commercial Music Arranging and Composition
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of a Music Fundamentals, Music Theory, Private Piano, Class Piano course, MIDI I, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Presentation of arranging and composition for projects in industry recognized genres including songwriting, show writing and studio orchestra. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MUSC 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Synthesis II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1390.
Course Description: Advanced sound synthesis. Includes hybrid synthesis and digital sampling. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MUSC 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 1331 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A continuation of MIDI I with emphasis on advanced sequencer operation, and SMPTE-based synchronization in the interaction of multiple recording and playback systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MUSC 2427 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Audio Engineering II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 1327.
Course Description: Implementation of the recording process, microphones, audio console, multi-track recorder, and signal processing devices. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MUSC 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Audio Engineering III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 2427.
Course Description: Advanced practice of procedures and techniques and manipulating audio. Includes digital audio editing, advanced recording techniques, and advanced engineering projects. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MUSC 2448 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Audio Engineering IV
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 2447.
Course Description: Advanced recording, mixing, arranging, and editing. Includes the role of the producer in session planning, communication, budgeting, business aspects, technical considerations, and music markets. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.