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Course Number: MUSC 1193 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Special Topics in Music Theory and Composition

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. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: MUSC 1311 (3 Credit Hours) New course added November 3, 2020
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Commercial Music Sight Singing and Ear Training I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight with emphasis on identification of chord progression, motion, and melody/harmony relationship of popular music. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MUSC 1313 (3 Credit Hours) New course added November 3, 2020
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Commercial Music Theory I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to chord progressions, song forms, and harmonic techniques used in commercial music. Topics include modern chord notation and chord voicings. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MUSC 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, RLC
(Single-Course Delivery for RLC. Single-Course Delivery courses do not qualify for Financial Aid at this campus.)

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 2141 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 2186 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Internship - Recording Arts Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (3 Ext.)


Course Number: MUSC 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Synthesis II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSC 1333.
Course Description: Advanced sound synthesis. Includes hybrid synthesis and digital sampling. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSC 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 2427 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Audio Engineering II

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


Course Number: MUSC 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Audio Engineering III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 2448 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Audio Engineering IV

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: 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.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.