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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6231N
First Term: 2009 Fall   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 40
CIP Code: 50.0904

Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 25-1121, 27-2041

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Electronic Music is intended for the student who would like to obtain acknowledgment for completion of electronic music courses, and is not designed to prepare students for employment. While the completion of the certificate does not lead to a particular degree, it does provide and enhance the development of musicianship for enjoyment and personal growth. This program provides the student with fundamental musical skills covering a variety of topics, including theory, performance, composition, and history. In addition, students receive a high level of technical training in creating electronic music. As students complete courses in the program, they will build a portfolio of original compositions that may be used to seek admittance to a bachelor`s-level music program.

Required Courses
Students are required to complete a total of six (6) credits of MTC240.
+ MTC105 Music Theory I 3
MTC106 Aural Perception I 1
+ MTC155 Music Theory II 3
MTC156 Aural Perception II 1
+ MTC205 Music Theory III 3
MTC206 Aural Perception III 1
+ MTC255 Music Theory IV 3
MTC256 Aural Perception IV 1
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
+ MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
+ MTC193 Computer-Based Sound Synthesis 3
+ MTC240 Composition (3) 6
+ MTC291 Electronic Music III 3
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I 3

+ MUC196 Studio Music Recording II (3) OR
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I (3) 3

Credits: 40

Program Competencies
1. Apply music notation, including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm through analysis and writing. (MTC105, MTC155, MTC205, MTC255)
2. Use dictation, sight singing, and keyboard harmony to develop the listening and performing skills of diatonic and chromatic music. (MTC106, MTC156, MTC206, MTC256)
3. Apply commercial music and sound design techniques, using digital audio workstations and desktop music production systems. (MTC191, MTC192)
4. Compare and contrast the characteristics and styles of electronic music from the early 20th century to the present. (MTC191, MTC192, MTC291)
5. Explain the acoustic principles of sound, and demonstrate the various types of sound synthesis methods. (MTC193)
6. Demonstrate musicianship, literature, and compositional technique. (MTC240)
7. Apply advanced software and synthesizer editing features, including using graphical environments for music and interactive music performances. (MTC291)
8. Use recording studio components (speakers, signal processing equipment, electronic keyboards, and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) equipment) in a studio recording session. (MUC195, MUC196)
9. Apply generic signals flow concepts for recording consoles in different recording studios, and use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians. (MUC195, MUC196)
10. Set up sound reinforcement systems for mixing live performances with various styles of music, and apply concepts of signal flow for concert sound and placement of consoles, loudspeaker arrangements, and microphones. (MUC197)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 02-24-09

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.