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Popular Music Performance AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  67.5
Effective Term: Fall  2017
Prerequisites: The soloist or group must perform a live audition for the coordinator of the Entertainment Industry Technology program.
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Popular Music Performance AAS Degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of skills needed for live songwriting, all aspects of live pop music performance and recording.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Popular Music Performance AAS
Total Credits: 67.5

Prerequisite
The soloist or group must perform a live audition for the coordinator of the Entertainment Industry Technology program.

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3) (Recommended)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
EIT100 History of Rock n Roll (3) (Recommended)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (Recommended)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Lab Science list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list. Science Lab course.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (47.5)
BUS122 Small Business Management (3)
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)
EIT101 Introduction to Entertainment (3)
EIT120 Entertainment Law (3)
EIT130 Live Audio Production I (3)
EIT140 Introduction to Lighting (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
EIT170 Performance Skills (1)
(Must enroll four times for credit)
EIT171 Songwriting I (2)
EIT203 Entertainment Capstone Project (2)
EIT221 Entertainment Marketing and Promotion (3)
EIT222 Artist Management (3)
EIT272 Songwriting II (2)
ENG200 Creative Writing (3)
MTC100 Fundamentals of Music (3)
MTC101 Aural Fundamentals (.5)
Music Performance (4)
Must complete 4 credits by selecting any combination of the following:
MUP105 Voice Class (2)
MUP109V Private Instruction: Voice (1)
MUP109D Private Instruction: Percussion (1)
MUP109G Private Instruction: Guitar/Bass Guitar (1)
MUP109P Private Instruction: Piano Keyboard (1)
MUP110 Piano Class (2)

Other Requirements (1-4)
PAC course (1)

Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading (3)
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (0-3):
Select one:
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements

Students must earn
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.
a minimum of 67.5 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Develop, defend and exhibit a well-rounded and comprehensive perspective of the changing landscape of entertainment industry and how to become a marketable and viable contributor within the music business.
2. (Evaluation Level) Assess the different genres, styles and characteristics of modern western-culture music and explain how this influences trends in music production, songwriting performance, and the entertainment job market.
3. (Analysis Level) Examine the various occupations, careers, and job opportunities within the entertainment industry, the functions of each and the paths to job placement.
4. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the various stages of music production, the tools, processes and techniques to create commercially competitive recordings, productions and all aspects of a live musical performance, including presentation, instrumentation and techniques to improve the public performance of live music.
5. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the diverse legal aspects of the music business, including how the industry has been shaped by entertainment law, the business of managing artists and performers and the challenges facing a rapidly evolving industry.
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the optimal conditions for live audio reinforcement and stage illumination for public events, including a design of the equipment, theory, best practices, processes, and scenarios, including the technical, maintenance and procedural measures of successfully executing live public performances.
7. (Synthesis Level) Integrate the skills of successful marketing campaigns, advertising, branding, and promotion of artists, venues, entertainment-related products and services and propose how to maximize effectiveness and fiscal resources.
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze the characteristics of a well-written song, and differentiate the subtleties between songs/musical compositions that are effective or ineffective at being appealing and eliciting an emotional response, and improve the process and effectiveness of creating musical compositions, lyrics or arrangements.
9. (Synthesis Level) Summarize the practical application of various entertainment-related disciplines in order to showcase and exhibit a working knowledge of applying comprehensive inter-disciplinary skills to achieve a milestone accomplishment in the music business.
10. (Evaluation Level) Assess the fundamentals of music theory and acoustic characteristics and how they can influence and affect musical aesthetics, their applications, implementations and interpretations as they relate to modern music composition.
Standards for Program
None