2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Commercial Music



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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- COMPOSITION AND DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CM.COMP.DIGIT

This program is designed to prepare the student with the writing skills required for arranging and composing for small and large instrumental and vocal groups in all areas of commercial music, i.e., jazz, rock, pop, country/western. Standard manuscript techniques will be emphasized in actual writing assignments.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSI 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
+++Elective Natural Science AND (4)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3)
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
17-21

SEMESTER II

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Musicianship II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSI 1390 Digital Music Production I 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
14

SEMESTER III

MUSI 2355 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) II OR 3
MUSI 2311 Music Theory III (3)
MUSC 2314 Improvisation Theory I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSI 1386 Composition 3
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
15

SEMESTER IV

MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSI 1391 Digital Music Production II OR 3
MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV (3)
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSC 2319 Commercial Orchestration 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
18
Minimum Hours Required 64-68

+Ensembles - must be selected from the following:

MUEN 1122 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUEN 1123 Band 1
MUEN 1131 Keyboard Ensemble 1
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1133 Brass Ensemble 1
MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1137 Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1
MUEN 2141 Chorus 1

++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181.

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the following:

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1401 Earth Science 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 1445 Oceanography 4
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
PHYS 1405 Conceptual Physics I 4
PHYS 1407 Conceptual Physics II 4
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science 4
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- MUSIC BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CM.BUS.ENTRP

This program is designed to prepare the music major in retaining for the music industry job market. Training is provided in music skills as well as in business, i.e., business of music, salesmanship, small business management. The training is culminated with work experience coordinated through local merchants.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
17

SEMESTER II

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Musicianship II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
17

SEMESTER III

MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSB 1380 Cooperative Education - Music Management 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
+++Elective Natural Science AND (4)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3)
13-17

SEMESTER IV

MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSB 1381 Cooperative Education - Music Management 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
MUSI 1390 Digital Music Production I 3
19
Minimum Hours Required 66-70

+Ensembles - must be selected from the following:

MUEN 1122 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUEN 1123 Band 1
MUEN 1131 Keyboard Ensemble 1
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1133 Brass Ensemble 1
MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1137 Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1
MUEN 2141 Chorus 1

++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181.

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- MUSIC BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CM.BUS.ENTRP

This program is designed to prepare the music major in retailing for the music industry job market. Training is provided in music skills as well as in business, i.e., business of music, salesmanship, retailing techniques.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1301 Fundamentals of Music I 3
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
10

SEMESTER II

MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I OR 3
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I (3)
MUSB 1380 Cooperative Education - Music Management 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling 3
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 22

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- PERFORMING MUSICIAN

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MUS.PERFORM.05

This program is designed to prepare the instrumental and vocal student for performances in commercial music, i.e., jazz, rock, pop, country/western. This training will include work in performance techniques, styles, solo and ensemble work, repertoire for small and large groups, and actual performances.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
17

SEMESTER II

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Musicianship II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
++++Elective Natural Science AND (4)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3)
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
14-18

SEMESTER III

MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI I) 3
MUSC 2314 Improvisation Theory I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
MUSP 1391 Special Topics in Music - General Performance 3
+Ensemble 1
+++Applied Music 2
16

SEMESTER IV

MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSP 1242 Small Commercial Music Ensemble 2
MUSC 2319 Commercial Orchestration 3
MUSP 1391 Special Topics in Music - General Performance 3
+Ensemble 1
+++Applied Music 2
15
Minimum Hours Required 62-66

+Ensembles - must be selected from the following:

MUEN 1122 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUEN 1123 Band 1
MUEN 1131 Keyboard Ensemble 1
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1133 Brass Ensemble 1
MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1137 Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1
MUEN 2141 Chorus 1

++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181.

+++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 2201 through MUAP 2281.

++++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the following list:

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1401 Earth Science 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 1445 Oceanography 4
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
PHYS 1405 Conceptual Physics I 4
PHYS 1407 Conceptual Physics II 4
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science 4
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- PERFORMING MUSICIAN

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MUSI.PERFORMING

This program is designed to prepare the instrumental or vocal student for entry-level positions in the live performing market of commercial music (jazz, rock, pop, country, etc, ) with enough training provided for a strong foundation to build upon. Coursework includes development of music theory written and aural skills, keyboard introduction, audio engineering and MIDI skills, and development of improvisation skills and repertoire applicable to the individual student.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
13

SEMESTER II

MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I OR 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I (3)
MUSP 1391 Special Topics in Music-General Performance 3
MUSC 2314 Improvisation Theory I OR 3
MUSP 1242 Small Commercial Music Ensemble (2)
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 2
12-13
Minimum Hours Required 25-26

+Ensembles - must be selected from the following:

MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1

++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181 or MUAP 2201 through MUAP 2281.

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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- RECORDING TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MUS.RECORD.6/04

This program is designed to prepare commercial musicians with additional skills in the field of recording technology. In addition to preparing the student in vocal or instrumental commercial music techniques, training is provided in the basic console recording skills such as microphone selection and placement, mix down techniques, master tape production, studio techniques, trouble-shooting, and session procedures. Emphasis is placed on the specific needs of the commercial musician in the field of recording.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
17

SEMESTER II

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Musicianship II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
RTVB 2343 Commercial Recording Techniques 3
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II 4
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
18

SEMESTER III

MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
RTVB 1392 Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician OR 3
RTVB 1380 Cooperative Education - Radio and Television (3)
MUSC 2447 Audio Engineering III 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
+++Elective Natural Science AND (4)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3)
14-18

SEMESTER IV

MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
RTVB 1392 Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician OR 3
RTVB 1381 Cooperative Education - Radio and Television (3)
MUSC 2448 Audio Engineering IV 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
14
Minimum Hours Required 63-67

+Ensembles - must be selected from the following:

MUEN 1122 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUEN 1123 Band 1
MUEN 1131 Keyboard Ensemble 1
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1133 Brass Ensemble 1
MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1137 Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1
MUEN 2141 Chorus 1

++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181.

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the following list:

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1401 Earth Science 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 1445 Oceanography 4
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4
PHYS 1405 Conceptual Physics I 4
PHYS 1407 Conceptual Physics II 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science 4
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- RECORDING TECHNOLOGY

(Level I One-Year Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MUS.1Y.RECORD.12

This program is designed to prepare commercial musicians with additional skills in the field of recording technology. In addition to preparing the student in vocal or instrumental commercial music techniques, training is provided in the basic console recording skills such as microphone selection and placement, mix down techniques, master tape production, studio techniques, trouble-shooting, and session procedures. Emphasis is placed on the specific needs of the commercial musician in the field of recording.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1301 Fundamentals of Music I 3
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
10

SEMESTER II

MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II 4
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
RTVB 2343 Commercial Recording Techniques 3
11
Minimum Hours Required 21

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- RECORDING TECHNOLOGY

(Level I Two-Year Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MUS.2Y.RECORD.12

This program is designed to prepare commercial musicians with additional skills in the field of recording technology. In addition to preparing the student in vocal or instrumental commercial music techniques, training is provided in the basic console recording skills such as microphone selection and placement, mix down techniques, master tape production, studio techniques, trouble-shooting, and session procedures. Emphasis is placed on the specific needs of the commercial musician in the field of recording.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
10

SEMESTER II

MUSI 1301 Fundamentals of Music I 3
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II 4
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
RTVB 2343 Commercial Recording Techniques 3
11

SEMESTER III

MUSC 2447 Audio Engineering III 4
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
+Elective 1
8

SEMESTER IV

MUSC 2448 Audio Engineering IV 4
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
10
Minimum Hours Required 39

+Elective must be selected from any MUEN, MUSC, MUAP, MUSI or RTVB one-credit hour course.

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