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2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program: Commercial Music
Degree Plan: Recording Technology AAS

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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  • 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.RECORD.14

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.



MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Sight Singing and Ear Training 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 American Music 3
+Ensemble OR 1
++Applied Music (1)


MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Sight Singing and Ear Training II OR 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 OR 1
++Applied Music (1)


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 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3


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
Minimum Hours Required 60

+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.

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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