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MUEN 1121 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC

Band
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The band studies and performs a wide variety of music in all areas of band literature. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526


MUEN 1122 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Jazz Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The jazz ensemble rehearses and performs a variety of jazz styles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526


MUEN 1123 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Band
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The band studies and performs a wide variety of music in all areas of band literature. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526


MUEN 1131 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC

Keyboard Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A group of keyboard instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626


MUEN 1132 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC

Woodwind Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A group of woodwind instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626


MUEN 1133 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC

Brass Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A group of brass instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626


MUEN 1134 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Guitar Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Music composed and arranged for a guitar ensemble is performed. Works for a guitar and a different instrument or for guitar and a voice are also included. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626


MUEN 1135 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Percussion Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A group of percussion instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626


MUEN 1136 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

String Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A group of string instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626


MUEN 1137 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, NLC, RLC

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: In the symphonic wind ensemble, students study and perform stylistic literature of all periods. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626


MUEN 1151 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Vocal Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Activities include study and performance of specialized choral literature suitable for more advanced students. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035826


MUEN 1152 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Chamber Ensemble
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A group of chamber instrumentalists or vocalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035826


MUEN 1153 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Madrigal Singers
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: A group of vocalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. Membership is by audition with the appropriate director. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035826


MUEN 2123 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Lab Band
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Students study and perform various forms of commercial music, such as jazz, pop, avant-garde, and fusion. Student arranging, composing, and conducting are encouraged. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526


MUEN 2141 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Chorus
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A wide variety of music representing the literature of the great eras of music history is studied and performed. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035726


MUSB 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Survey of the Music Business
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the music industry including songwriting, live performances, the record industry, music merchandising, contracts and licenses, and career opportunities. (3 Lec.)


MUSB 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Music Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the students' area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


MUSB 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Music Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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 2141 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Audio Engineering Electronics Troubleshooting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts in troubleshooting audio problems. Topics include soldering techniques, audio electronic alignment procedures for tape machines, console maintenance, and sound reinforcement equipment maintenance. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MUSC 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
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.)


MUSI 1116 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301, MUSI 1304 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MUSI 1311.
Course Description: Keyboard skills and aural skills (including sight-singing and ear training) are developed. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1311 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 1117 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1116.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MUSI 1312.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1116. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1312 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Italian Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the Italian language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

English Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the English language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Synthesizer Class I
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 or prior keyboard experience.
Course Description: This course is an entry-level performance course designed to teach students the basic theoretical concepts and performance skills necessary to perform on synthesizers. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009037126


MUSI 1172 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Synthesizer Class II
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1170 or prior music synthesizer experience.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1170. This course emphasizes the rehearsal and performance of commercial music styles. FM synthesis is introduced and a variety of programmable equipment is surveyed including drum machines, sequencers, digital samplers and computer software. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009037126


MUSI 1181 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is primarily for students with no piano background. It develops basic musicianship and piano skills. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 1182 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The study of piano is continued. Included are technique, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, accompanying, sight reading, and performing various styles of repertoire. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 1183 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Voice Class I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is for non-voice majors. It presents the principles of breathing, voice production, tone control, enunciation, and phrasing in two group lessons a week. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085126


MUSI 1184 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Voice Class II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1183. It is open to all non-voice majors. Emphasis is on solo singing, appearance in studio recital, stage deportment, and personality development. Two group lessons are given a week. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085126


MUSI 1192 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Guitar Class I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: An introductory course in acoustic guitar playing based on acoustic and classical guitar technique. Music reading of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic exercises are learned to gain initial mastery of the fundamental techniques of guitar playing. Introductory elements about the history and culture of the guitar are included in this course. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126


MUSI 1193 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Guitar Class II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1192 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1192. Emphasis is on classical guitar techniques and music reading skills. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126


MUSI 1263 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Jazz Improvisation
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: The art of improvisation is introduced. Basic materials, aural training, analysis, and common styles are presented. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009036526


MUSI 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, MVC

Foundations Of Music I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is the initial course to prepare students with limited music training for Music 1311. It focuses on notation (music reading), musical terminology, analysis, listening to and creating rhythmic and melodic responses. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045426


MUSI 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Fundamentals of Music I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD.
Course Description: Introduction to the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045526


MUSI 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Fundamentals of Music II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Continuation of the study of the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045526


MUSI 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Foundations of Music
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the fundamentals of music for prospective classroom teachers with an introduction to melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements. Emphasis on participation in singing and reading music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045426


MUSI 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Appreciation
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The basic elements of music are surveyed and examined in the music literature of western civilization, particularly from the Baroque Period to the present. Cultural influences on the music of each era are observed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025126


MUSI 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The music of recognized composers in the major periods of music history is examined. Topics include the characteristics of sound, elements of music, performance media, and musical texture. Emphasis is on the music of the late Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025226


MUSI 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1308. The compositional procedures and forms used by composers are studied. Emphasis is on the Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025226


MUSI 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

History of Jazz/Rock Music
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: The study of social and musical influences on Jazz/Rock music and the influence of Jazz/Rock Music on society and the music industry. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025326


MUSI 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301, 1304 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MUSI 1116.
Course Description: This course is designed for music majors and minors. Emphasis is on notation, cadences, classification of diatonic triads, scales, and modes. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1116 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course focuses on part-writing and harmonization with triads and their inversions. Also included is a chord vocabulary expanded to include materials from the common practice period as well as contemporary periods. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1117 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126


MUSI 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Guitar Literature and Materials
This is a Unique Need Course.
Course Description: The body of music for the guitar is surveyed. Emphasis is on the repertoire of instruments in the guitar family, such as the lute. Transcription and arranging are studied as well as the selection of a program for public performance. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009029226


MUSI 1386 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, RLC

Composition
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 and 1312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course covers composing in small forms for simple media in a variety of styles. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045326


MUSI 1390 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Music Production I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of a Music Fundamentals, Music Theory, Private Piano, or Class Piano Course.
Course Description: Introduction to the use of synthesizers, computers, sequencing and music printing software, multi-track recorders and other MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) devices in the notation, arrangement, composition and performance of music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045826


MUSI 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Music Production II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSI 1390 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Continuation of study into the use of synthesizers, computers, sequencing and music printing software, multi-track recorders and other MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) devices in the notation, arrangement, composition and performance of music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045826


MUSI 2116 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1116 and 1117 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Keyboard and aural skills (including sight-singing and ear training) are developed. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2311 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726


MUSI 2117 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 2116 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 2116. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2312 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726


MUSI 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

German Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the German language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 2161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

French Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the French language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 2181 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 and 1182 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills, including harmonization, sight-reading, accompanying styles, improvisation, and technical exercises. It is designed for the music major preparing for the piano proficiency exam, but is also open to any interested student. It is recommended that music majors also study privately. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 2182 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 2181 or demonstrated competence of the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills in Music 2181 with greater emphasis on advanced harmonization and appropriate technical skills. It is designed as a preparation for the piano proficiency exam for the music major, but is also open to any interested student. It is recommended that music majors also study privately. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 2192 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Guitar Pedagogy
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Guitar method books are surveyed. Emphasis is on the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Structuring lessons and optimizing each individual teacher-student relationship are also discussed. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 and 1312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of the study of music theory. It includes the materials of modulation, larger forms, and thematic development, and more advanced analysis. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2116 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226


MUSI 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 2311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of the topics developed in Music 2311. The preceding materials are expanded to include melody, harmony, tonality, and the formal processes of 20th century music. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2117 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226


MUSI 9176 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Recital
Course Description: This is an on-campus concert/seminar series designed to provide a laboratory and listening experience as an extension of classroom music studies. Concerts, seminars and workshops are presented by guest artists and lecturers, faculty members and students. This is a one-hour credit course and may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)


MUSP 1242 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Small Commercial Music Ensemble
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Participation in a small commercial music ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


MUSP 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Special Topics in Music - General Performance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


RTVB 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Introduction to Television Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Identification and operation of current television production equipment. Includes digital and analog signal concepts and use. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Convergence of Electronic Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: History and future of electronic media. Includes radio, television, Internet, and convergent technologies. Recognizes regulatory and economic issues. Explores career opportunities in electronic media. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Television Lighting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to theory and application of lighting for television production. Includes lighting equipment for various production environments, color, angle, intensity, distribution, lighting control scrim, screens and gels. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Scriptwriting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Writing of commercials, public service announcements, promos, news documentaries, and other broadcast and film materials. Emphasis on the format and style of each type of writing and development of a professional writing style. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Broadcast Engineering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Engineering video productions including the basic alignment/adjustment of cameras, test equipment, storage devices, and other studio equipment. Basic system design and construction. Examines digital standards for broadcast, cable, satellite, and network distribution. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Audio/Radio Production II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Audio production theories regarding multitrack recording, studio live production and equipment operation. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Television Lighting
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
Course Description: This course introduces students to the theory and application of lighting for television production. Topics include basic lighting equipment for studio and location productions and the application of lighting to a variety of production environments. Choices of color, angle, intensity, distribution, and the proper use of lighting control scrim, screens, and gels are emphasized. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the students area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


RTVB 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


RTVB 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC, NLC

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Audio/Radio Production I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts and techniques of sound production including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

TV Field Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in field television production. Topics include field camera setup and operation, field audio, television directing, and in-camera or basic continuity editing with an emphasis on underlying principles of video technology. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

TV Studio Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic television production and planning techniques including video, audio and lighting equipment commonly used in a studio. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RTVB 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Television Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in multiple-camera studios. Includes advanced instruction in camera operation, lighting, audio, and television directing. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RTVB 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Commercial Recording Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skills in multi-track recording productions for the commercial audio recording industry. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Broadcast Engineering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1345.
Course Description: Continuation of Broadcast Engineering with emphasis on detailed application of problem solving, troubleshooting, and adjustments associated with video system components. Also includes analysis of specific broadcast, cable, satellite, and network issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RTVB 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Management and Operation of Electronic Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305; concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
Course Description: Examination of the operation of production companies, broadcast stations, and cable companies from the management and business perspectives. Topics include departments in the organizations as they relate to work tasks and contributions made to the economic success of the business operation, programming and promotion strategies which enhance audience response, budgets, and marketing. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Business Aspects of Video Technology
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This general business course for video stresses personnel management, production budgeting, staffing, decision-making, portfolio/resume development, interviewing techniques, site selection, contract law, and copyright management. Use of legal and financial advisors with a variety of business topics related to production companies, use of post houses, professional organizations, taxes, insurance, entrepreneurship, distribution, marketing, and sales will be discussed in depth. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 17 Ext.)


RTVB 2383 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 17 Ext.)


RTVB 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Film and Video Editing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Film and broadcast editing for the preparation and completion of shorts, trailers, documentaries, and features. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

TV Production Workshop I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Design and production of video content for location or studio shoots adhering to deadline and quality control restrictions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


RTVB 2455 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

TV Production Workshop II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Producing various projects demonstrating mastery of field and/or studio competence (2 Lec., 6 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.