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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Commercial Music
Degree Plan: Recording Technology Level 2 Certificate


(Level 2 Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C2.CM.REC.TECH.21

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering 1 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) 1 3
Semester Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MUSI 1310 American Music 3
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering 2 4
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
RTVB 2343 Commercial Recording Techniques 3
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2447 Audio Engineering 3 4
MUSC 1303 History of Popular Music 3
+Elective Commercial Music Ensemble (one course) 1
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2448 Audio Engineering 4 4
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 39

+Ensemble Elective - must be selected from the following. NOTE: All ensembles are intended for repeatability for advanced practice. A student can take the same ensemble multiple times in different semesters or take different ensembles:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MUSP 1142 Small Commercial Music Ensemble 1
MUSP 1150 Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Jazz 1
MUSP 1151 Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Recording 1
MUSP 1153 Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Rock 1
MUSP 2106 Commercial Vocal Ensemble: General 1

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.