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 2018 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.

MUSC 70: Commercial Music Performance (3 units)

Live electronic music performance with Ableton Live.

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

Fundamentals of AVID Pro Tools, the industry-standard digital audio workstation.

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).

MUSC 84: Fundamentals of MIDI Production (3 units)

MIDI production with Apple Logic Pro X. 

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.

MUSI 108: The Business of Music (3 units)

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

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.

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.

RTVF 107: Audio Production (3 units)

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

 

Degree Maps

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

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

MUSC 50

MUSC 80

MUSC 82

MUSC 152

Year 2

MUSC 70

MUSC 84

RTVF 107

or MUSI 204**

MUSC 95

MUSI 108*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*

MUSC 152

Year 4

RTVF 107

or MUSI 204**

MUSC 95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*required for A.S. degree only

 **MUSI 204 will not be offered until Fall 2020. Students who were enrolled as of Fall 2018 may substitute RTVF 107.

 

2019-2020 Anticipated Course Offerings*

Fall 2019 Spring 2020

MUSC 50

MUSC 70

MUSC 80

MUSC 95

MUSI 108

RTVF 107

 

MUSC 50

MUSC 80

MUSC 82

MUSC 084

MUSI 108

MUSI 152

RTVF 107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Courses subject to change. 

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