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Fine Arts/Humanities Department

Associate in Science

Music Industry/Recording Arts

MIRAS-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Patrick Hernly, Academic Department Chair, SPG, (727) 341-7984
Dr. Jonathan Steele, Dean, CL, (727) 791 - 5987

Program Summary

Our program helps students develop "real world" skills that artists need to thrive in a diverse and competitive music industry. The program offers a well-rounded, technology-based educational experience to student musicians, composers, producers, DJs, live-sound reinforcement enthusiasts, broadcast audio engineers, and post-production technologists. The program emphasizes creative processes, technical training, business practices and entrepreneurial skills in a collaborative environment.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1650091300:

Federal CIP Code

50.0913: Music Technology.


Admission Rules

This program is intended for students who have basic proficiency in music theory (e.g., reading and performing basic melodic and rhythmic exercises) and digital audio workstation (DAW) software. Students interested in this program who do not have basic proficiency in these subjects should contact the Fine Arts/Humanities office at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus at 727-341-4360 for advising.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of C required for all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 26 credits

Practical Music Business
3
Legal Issues in Music
3
Music Technology and Recording Techniques I
3
Music Technology and Recording Techniques II
3
Music Technology and Recording Techniques II-Lab
1
Music Technology and Recording Techniques III
3
Music Technology and Recording Techniques III - Lab
1
Music Technology and Recording Techniques IV
3
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
3
Critical Listening: Analysis of Contemporary Production Techniques
3

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN
Select one Specialist Subplan from below (Complete 20 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Production (Complete 12 credits)

Audio Mixing Techniques I
3
Audio Mixing Techniques I Lab
1
Live Sound Reinforcement Techniques
3
Internship: Sound Engineering I
1
Critical Listening II: Analysis of Contemporary Production Techniques
3
Internship: Sound Engineering II
1

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Production (Select 3 credits)

Fundamentals Of Music
3
Contemporary Music Theory I
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Production (Select 5 credits)

Audio Mixing Techniques II
3
Audio Mixing Techniques II Lab
1
1
Any course prefix starting with MV/MUM/MUT/MUC/MUN/Elective
OR
Audio Engineering Foundations
3
2
Any course prefix starting with MV/MUM/MUT/MUC/MUN/Elective
OR
Audio for Broadcast Foundation
3
2
Any course prefix starting with MV/MUM/MUT/MUC/MUN/Elective
OR
Post Production Sound
3
2
Any course prefix starting with MV/MUM/MUT/MUC/MUN/Elective

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Artist with Composition Focus (Complete 19 credits)

Composition in Modern Media
2
Songwriting
2
Songwriting II
2
Composition in Modern Media 2
2
Avid Pro Tools for the Composer
3
Contemporary Music Theory I
3
Contemporary Ear Training I
1
Contemporary Music Theory II
3
Contemporary Ear Training II
1

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Artist with Composition Focus (Select 1 credit)

Class Piano
1
1
Any one credit applied keyboard course with an MVK or MVJ prefix

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Artist with Performance Focus (Complete 4 credits)

Contemporary Music Theory I
3
Contemporary Ear Training I
1

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Artist with Performance Focus (Select 2 credits)

2
Complete 2 levels of secondary instrumental study from courses with MVB, MVJ, MVK, MVP, MVS, or MVV prefixes. (ex: MVK 1111--Classical Piano I and MVK 2121--Classical Piano II)

SUBPLAN
Subplan: Artist with Performance Focus (Select 14 credits)

6
Select 6 credits from the Suggested Ensembles Elective Courses.
8
Select 8 credits from the Suggested Applied Lesson Elective Courses.

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Suggested Ensemble Elective Courses

Rock Ensemble I
1
Rock Ensemble II
1
Jazz Band
1
Jazz Combo
1
Jazz Combo II
1
Rhythm & Blues Ensemble
1
Steel Drum Ensemble
1
Recording Studio Ensemble
1
Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
1
Rhythm Section Boot Camp
1
Rhythm & Blues Ensemble II
1
Contemporary Vocal Performance Fundamentals
1
College Chorus
1
Gospel Chorus
1

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Suggested Applied Lesson Elective Courses

Vocal Coaching For The Recording Studio
2
Vocal Coaching for the Recording Studio II
2
Contemporary Brass Techniques I
2
Contemporary Brass Techniques II
2
Applied Music Enrichment - Jazz Piano
1-2
Applied Music Enrichment - Jazz Piano
1-2
Popular Piano Techniques
1-2
Contemporary Keyboard Techniques I
2
Popular Piano Techniques II
1-2
Contemporary Keyboard Techniques II
2
Contemporary Drumkit Technique I
2
Contemporary Drumkit Technique II
2
Electric Bass for Rock, jaxx, Blues & Funk I
2
Contemporary Guitar Techniques I
2
Electric Bass for Rock, Jaxx, Blues & Funk II
2
Cont. Guitar Techniques II
2
Contemporary Vocal Style I
1-2
Contemporary Vocal Style II
1-2
Contemporary Woodwind Techniques I
2
Contemporary Woodwind Techniques II
2
Avid Pro Tools 101/110
3
Avid Pro Tools 201/210
3
Avid Pro Tools 310M ( Expert Certification)
3
64
Total Credits