Fullerton College

Music Division

Music Classes

Music Technology

2013-2014 Catalog

MUS 108 F - Introduction to Music Technology (2 Units)
36 hours lecture per term. This course is a prerequisite or concurrentcourse to recording (MUS 124 F) and electronic music (MUS 110 F)classes. This course is required of music majors. The course covers thefundamental vocabulary, methods, concepts, and devices used in contemporarymusic production and related media fields, including sound fundamentals,consumer audio equipment, personal computers and software,recording labs, electronic music, audio-visual productions, trade publications,relevant conventions, and employment opportunities. (CSU) (DegreeCredit)
MUS 110 F - Electronic Music I: Beginning Music Production (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 108 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course covers thehistory of electronic music, the classical tape lab, and the analog voltagecontrolled synthesizer, as well as the fundamentals of electronic musictheory and techniques for instrument synthesis and sound design. (CSU)(Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 112 F - The Music Business (2 Units)
36 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to intellectualproperty law, copyright forms, songwriter, publisher, recording artist,producer, and personal management agreements. This course also includesan explanation of Performance Rights Societies, licensing procedures, theforeign market, record manufacturing and distribution, and an overalllook at the dynamics of the music and entertainment industries. Guestspeakers will appear according to availability. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 122 F - Advanced Music Business (2 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 112 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture per term. This course builds on the information coveredin and is meant to be sequential to MUS 112 F. This course covers thefollowing topics in greater depth: artist management, marketing andpromotion, venue management and promotion, music supervisor andmusic product sales and development. This course also explores newmedia and online methods for promotion and distribution. Guest speakerswill appear according to availability. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 124 F - Recording Lab I: Beginning Techniques (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 108 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course explores thefundamental concepts in audio recording technology, including lab businesspractices, microphones, mixers, signal processors, the sound field,monitors, recording and editing devices, synchronization, and productiontechniques. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 226 F - Recording Studio III: Advanced Techniques (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 224 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This class is the final ofthree sequential recording studio classes. Student project work focuseson advanced recording techniques necessary to record and organizerecording sessions for large choirs, ensembles and orchestras. (CSU)(Degree Credit)
36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This class is the final ofthree sequential recording studio classes. Student project work focuseson advanced recording techniques necessary to record and organizerecording sessions for large choirs, ensembles and orchestras. (CSU)(Degree Credit)
MUS 291 F - Electronic Music II: Intermediate Music Production (3 Units)
(formerly MUS 910 F)Prerequisite: MUS 110 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course explores theprocedures, instruments, and techniques used in a contemporary DAW/MIDI synthesizer studio and the use of sequencers, editor/librarians, intelligentarrangers, algorithmic composers, and non-linear editing in a digitalaudio workstation. Students will do scoring projects and acquire advancedtechniques in Digital Performer and Protools. Other DAW’s may includeReason, Logic and Ableton Live. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 292 F - Electronic Music III: Advanced Music Production (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 110 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course offers advancedmusic production training in Logic Pro and Ableton Live. It represents thelast class course in a sequence of three Electronic Music classes dedicatedto the teaching of Advanced Music creation and production skills usingstate of the art Digital Audio Workstations to produce music for Film, TVand Interactive Media. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 298 F - Music Internship (1 to 3 Units)
54-162 hours lab per term. This course is designed to enable the musicstudent to understand and demonstrate competence in a professionalrecording/production work environment through the combination ofextended classroom learning and the interaction of a professional supervisor.It is the responsibility of the student to pursue their own internshipopportunity. (Degree Credit)

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