Spring 2021 Course Offerings:

  • MUSC 50: Music Fundamentals for the Studio Engineer (Reason)
  • MUSC 80: Introduction to Digital Audio and MIDI (Pro Tools)
  • MUSC 82: Audio Recording (Studio recording and mixing)
  • MUSC 95: Advanced Topics in Music Production (Max for Live, Pure Data)
  • MUSC 152: Sound Design and Digital Audio Post Production (music/sound for film, TV, videogames)
  • MUSI 108: The Business of Music
  • *MUSI 204: Audio System Design and Maintenance (offered at Miramar College only)
  • *RTVF 107: Audio Production (Adobe Audition)

*For the A.S. Degree or Certificate of Achievement, you may take either MUSI 204 or RTVF 107.

Please see Course Descriptions below for more information. 

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.

 

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* 

*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 (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 and Spring.

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)

Run live sound in a variety of situations such as nightclubs, outdoor performance spaces, and convention halls. Offered at Miramar College in Spring 2021.

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 at Miramar College in Spring 2021. Students may substitute RTVF 107.

  

[updated 9/15/2020 by M. Espar]