Degrees & Certificates

  • Certificate of Performance: Audio Production (12 units)
    • MUSC 50, 80, 82, 84
  • Certificate of Achievement: Audio Production (22 units)
    • MUSC 50, 70, 80, 82, 84, 95; MUSI 152, 204* 
  • Associate of Science Degree: Digital Music Technology (25 units + 35 gen. ed. units)
    • MUSC 50, 70, 80, 82, 84, 95; MUSI 108, 152, 204* 

*Students who enrolled in Fall 2019 or earlier may substitute RTVF 107 for MUSI 204

 

Course Descriptions

MUSC 50: Music Fundamentals for the Studio Engineer (3 units)

Computer-based music production basics using Propellerhead Reason. Offered Fall and Spring.

MUSC 70: Commercial Music Performance (3 units)

Live electronic music performance with Ableton Live. Offered Fall only.

MUSC 80: Introduction to Digital Audio and MIDI (3 units)

Fundamentals of AVID Pro Tools, the industry-standard digital audio workstation. Offered Fall and Spring.

MUSC 82: Audio Recording (3 units)

Record full live bands in the recording studio using AVID Pro Tools. Prepare for the Pro Tools User Certification Exam (optional). Offered Spring only.

MUSC 84: Fundamentals of MIDI Production (3 units)

MIDI production with Apple Logic Pro X. Offered Fall only.

MUSC 95: Advanced Topics in Music Production (3 units)

Create original software devices and explore more sophisticated aspects of computer-based music creation with Cycling 74 Max for Live while assembling a portfolio of professional-level work. Offered Spring only.

MUSI 108: The Business of Music (3 units)

A survey of the structure of the music industry and related legal and financial issues. Offered Fall and Spring.

MUSI 152: Sound Design and Digital Audio Post Production (3 units)

Create and edit audio for visual media such as film, television and video games. Offered Spring only.

MUSI 204: Audio System Design and Maintenance (3 units)

Run live sound in a variety of situations such as nightclubs, outdoor performance spaces, and convention halls. Offered Fall only.

RTVF 107: Audio Production (3 units)

Audio editing for radio, film and television using Adobe Audition. Offered Fall and Spring.

 

Degree Maps

2-Year Pathway to A.S. Degree or Certificate of Achievement 

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

MUSC 50

MUSC 80

MUSC 82

MUSI 108*

Year 2

MUSC 70

MUSC 84

RTVF 107

or MUSI 204**

MUSC 95

MUSI 152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-Year Pathway to A.S. Degree or Certificate of Achievement 
 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

MUSC 50

MUSC 80

Year 2

MUSC 84

MUSC 82

Year 3

MUSC 70

MUSI 108*

MUSI 152

Year 4

RTVF 107

or MUSI 204**

MUSC 95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*required for A.S. degree only

 **MUSI 204 will be offered beginning Fall 2020. Students who were enrolled as of Fall 2018 may substitute RTVF 107.

 

 Anticipated Course Offerings*

Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021

MUSC 50

MUSC 80

MUSC 82

MUSI 108

MUSI 152

RTVF 107

 

MUSC 50

MUSC 70

MUSC 80

MUSC 84

MUSI 108

MUSI 204

RTVF 107

 

MUSC 50

MUSC 80

MUSC 82

MUSC 95

MUSI 108

MUSI 152

RTVF 107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Courses subject to change. Please use this chart as a reference only.

For assistance planning your course schedule, please contact Associate Professor Bob Kostlan (rkostlan@sdccd.edu) or Assistant Professor Mike Espar (mespar@sdccd.edu). 

 

[updated 9/4/2019 by M. Espar]