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Course Descriptions for Commercial Music

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Course Number: MUSB 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, RLC
(This course is Single-Course Delivery within Dallas College. Single-Course Delivery courses do not qualify for Financial Aid.)

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSB 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSB 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSC 1193 (1 Credit Hours)
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)
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)
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
(This course is Single-Course Delivery within Dallas College. Single-Course Delivery courses do not qualify for Financial Aid.)

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.)


Course Number: MUSP 1101 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Arranging and Composition

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced private instruction in arranging and composition with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1201. The student may register for either MUSP 1101 or MUSP 1201 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1104 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Bass Guitar

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in bass guitar with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1204. The student may register for either MUSP 1104 or MUSP 1204 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1105 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Commercial Guitar

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in commercial guitar with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1205. The student may register for either MUSP 1105 or MUSP 1205 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1110 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Piano

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced private instruction in piano with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1210. The student may register for either MUSP 1110 or MUSP 1210 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1117 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Percussion

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in percussion with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1217. The student may register for either MUSP 1117 or MUSP 1217 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1123 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Synthesizer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in the synthesizer with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1223. The student may register for either MUSP 1123 or MUSP 1223 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)

Course Number: MUSP 1127 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Voice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in voice with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1227. The student may register for either MUSP 1127 or MUSP 1227 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1142 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Small Commercial Music Ensemble

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Participate in a small commercial music ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles. (3 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1150 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Jazz

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Participation in a jazz ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles. (3 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1151 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Recording

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Participation in a small recording ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles. (3 Lab.)

Course Number: MUSP 1153 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Rock

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Participation in a rock ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles. (3 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Arranging and Composition

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced private instruction in arranging and composition with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1101. The student may register for either MUSP 1101 or MUSP 1201 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Bass Guitar

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in bass guitar with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1104. The student may register for either MUSP 1104 or MUSP 1204 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Commercial Guitar

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in commercial guitar with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1105. The student may register for either MUSP 1105 or MUSP 1205 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1210 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Piano

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced private instruction in piano with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1110. The student may register for either MUSP 1110 or MUSP 1210 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1217 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Percussion

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in percussion with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1117. The student may register for either MUSP 1117 or MUSP 1217 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1223 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Synthesizer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in the synthesizer with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1123. The student may register for either MUSP 1123 or MUSP 1223 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1227 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Applied Commercial Music: Voice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Private instruction in voice with goals related to commercial music. This course is cross-listed as MUSP 1127. The student may register for either MUSP 1127 or MUSP 1227 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 1242 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSP 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Music Performance, General

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.)


Course Number: MUSP 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MUSP 2103 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Commercial Class Piano

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of keyboard skills for commercial music majors. Includes selected chord progressions and scales, modal harmony, and extensive use of the ii-V7-I progression with appropriate keyboard voicing. (3 Lab.)


Course Number: MUSP 2106 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Commercial Vocal Ensemble: General

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Participation in a vocal ensemble concentrating on commercial vocal music performance styles. (3 Lab.)



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