Schedule Planning

To help you reach your academic goals at City College as efficiently as possible, please take a look at the course schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year and plan ahead. Courses in BOLD are only offered once per year, so make sure to take them when they are offered if you plan on finishing your degree/certificate in Spring 2022.

Please see Course Descriptions below for more details about each course. 

For questions about Music and/or Commercial Music classes, please contact Associate Professor Bob Kostlan (rkostlan@sdccd.edu) or Assistant Professor Mike Espar (mespar@sdccd.edu). For registration questions, please contact CityCounseling@sdccd.edu.

 

Fall 2021 Course Offerings:
  • MUSC 50: Music Fundamentals for the Studio Engineer (Reason)
  • MUSC 70: Commercial Music Performance (Ableton Live) - Fall only
  • MUSC 80: Introduction to Digital Audio and MIDI (Pro Tools)
  • MUSC 82: Audio Recording (full band recording using Pro Tools) - Fall only
  • MUSC 84: Fundamentals of MIDI Production (Logic Pro X) - Fall only
  • MUSI 108: The Business of Music
Spring 2022 Course Offerings (subject to approval):
  • MUSC 50: Music Fundamentals for the Studio Engineer (Reason)
  • MUSC 80: Introduction to Digital Audio and MIDI (Pro Tools)
  • MUSC 95: Advanced Topics in Music Production (Max for Live, Pure Data) - Spring only
  • MUSC 152: Sound Design and Digital Audio Post Production (music/sound for film, TV, videogames) - Spring only
  • MUSI 108: The Business of Music
  • MUSI 204: Audio System Design and Maintenance (live sound mixing and recording) - Spring only

 

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

*If you have taken RTVF 107: Audio Production, please contact the Commercial Music faculty to see if it can be substituted 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 (1 unit)

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 Fall 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.

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

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

 

 

Degree Pathways

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

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

MUSC 50

MUSC 80

MUSI 108*

MUSI 204

Year 2

MUSC 70

MUSC 82

MUSC 84

 

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

MUSI 204

Year 3

MUSC 70

MUSI 108*

MUSI 152

Year 4

MUSC 82

MUSC 95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*required for A.S. degree only

  

[updated 7/27/2021 by M. Espar]