2018-2019

Associate in Applied Science

Music Technology

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in Music Technology, a sixty-five (65) credit degree program designed to integrate music theory and performance with a comprehensive array of technical and business skills.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of music theory, including note reading, scale and chord construction, the principles of voice leading and composition, and rhythmic patterns.
  • Develop proficient piano keyboard skills.
  • Understand the fundamentals of the music business, including copyright and contract law, artist management, and marketing strategies.
  • Create original musical compositions and record those compositions using MIDI sequencing software, a Macintosh computer and Windows-based PC and MIDI synthesizer keyboard.
  • Demonstrate entry-level professional competence as sound technician.
  • Assemble sound reinforcement equipment.

General Education(21 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3

Career Requirements(44 credits)

Code Name Credits
MU 101 Music Fundamentals 3
MU 112 Music Business 3
MU 115 Introduction to Music Technology 3
MU 135 Applied Music I 1
MU 136 Applied Music II 1
MU 160 Music Theory I 3
MU 161 Music Theory II 3
MU 170 Functional Class Piano I 1
MU 171 Functional Class Piano II 1
MU 180 Ear Training I 1
MU 181 Ear Training II 1
MU 190 Audio Engineering I 5
MU 191 Audio Engineering II 5
MU 260 Music Theory III 3
MU 270 Functional Class Piano III 1
MU 280 Ear Training III 1
MU 290 Audio Engineering III 5
MU 295 Music Technology Internship 3

Total Credits 65


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MU 101 Music Fundamentals 3.0
MU 112 Music Business 3.0
MU 115 Introduction to Music Technology 3.0
MU 135 Applied Music I 1.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
MU 160 Music Theory I 3.0
MU 170 Functional Class Piano I 1.0
MU 180 Ear Training I 1.0
MU 190 Audio Engineering I 5.0
Total 16.0
Third Semester Credits
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3.0
MU 161 Music Theory II 3.0
MU 171 Functional Class Piano II 1.0
MU 181 Ear Training II 1.0
MU 191 Audio Engineering II 5.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
MU 136 Applied Music II 1.0
MU 260 Music Theory III 3.0
MU 270 Functional Class Piano III 1.0
MU 280 Ear Training III 1.0
MU 290 Audio Engineering III 5.0
MU 295 Music Technology Internship 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 17.0