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Catalog 2017-18

Music Production and Audio Recording Technology Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


The Music Production and Audio Recording Technology Program is a certificate program designed to prepare students for entry in the audio recording profession.

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate

Program Code


995

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Coordinators:

CCBC Essex, Monica Otal
443-840-1726 or motal@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Catonsville, Dr. Rebecca Ocampo
443-840-4014 or rocampo@ccbcmd.edu

Music Production & Audio Recording Technology Certificate Coordinator:

CCBC Essex, Brian Comotto
443-840-1589 or bcomotto@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • MUSC 140  is offered at the Catonsville and Essex campuses. All other Music Production & Audio Recording Technology Certificate classes are offered at the Essex campus only.
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Music, see Departmental ExamAdvanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.

Semester Sequence


This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Courses Needed for This Program*


Total Credits Required for Certificate: 30*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**Prerequisite: MUSC 101 , qualifying exam, or written permission from the Music Coordinator or Department Chair.

Program Description


The Music Production and Audio Recording Technology Program is a certificate program designed to prepare students for entry in the audio recording profession.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and problem-solving skills relating to the basic principles of acoustics, electricity and electronic circuits;
  2. demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge and skills relating to the operation of recording studio equipment, including software and electronic musical instruments, and live sound reinforcement equipment, including set-up, operational, and basic maintenance procedures on a wide variety of recording studio and live sound reinforcement equipment;
  3. demonstrate technical and artistic critical listening skills and adapt recording studio or live sound reinforcement equipment and techniques to meet technical or artistic requirements; and use appropriate vocabulary, technical and musical language, terminology and jargon in the completion of creative projects;
  4. manage/supervise all aspects of a real or hypothetical “commercial” recording session, from planning and set-up to delivery of finished product; and manage/supervise all aspects of a real or hypothetical live sound reinforcement event;
  5. trace important historical developments and precedents in audio recording technology, the music business and recording industry; and demonstrate business skills, including accounting, record keeping, contract analysis, business management and project management skills, as required for the music industry; and
  6. demonstrate practical music theory skills, including the fundamental aural and written concepts of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form; and demonstrate fundamental songwriting skills.

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