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CCL - Sound Design

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sound Design program offers students an opportunity to learn concepts associated with Sound Design production and recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings. Upon completion of the core courses, students will have acquired skills allowing them the opportunity to apply for a broad range of positions in the audio post-production field including: Film and Television, Animation, Radio, Theatre, and Commercial Advertising.
Major Code: 5686
Award: CCL
First Term: 4116
Total Credits: 41
Last Updated: May 21st, 2013
Required Courses: 41
MTC105 Music Theory I 3
MTC106 Aural Perception I 1
MUC122 Sound Design I (3) OR
MTC/TCM120 Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video (3) 3
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
MUC222 Sound Design II (3) OR
MTC/TCM220 Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video (3) 3
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) 3
MUC194 Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques 3
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I (3) OR
MUC195AA Studio Music Recording I (3) 3
MUC196 Studio Music Recording II 3
MUC297AA Music Internship 1
MUC292 Sound Design III 3
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education: None
General Education Core: None
First-Year Composition: None
Critical Reading: None
Oral Communication: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm. (MTC105)
  2. Apply aural skills necessary to hear relationships of intervals, rhythms, melody, and harmony in music. (MTC106)
  3. Apply basic computer literacy skills, including generic applications and music-specific programs with hands-on experience. (MTC191, MTC192, MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC/TCM220, MUC222)
  4. Apply commercial music and sound design techniques, using digital audio workstations and desktop music production system. (MTC191, MTC192, MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC/TCM220, MUC222)
  5. Follow the procedures to copyright a song, publish it, and select an appropriate performance rights agency. (MUC109, MUC110)
  6. Locate and use different levels of music industry professionals including entertainment attorneys, managers, agents, and concert promoters. (MUC109, MUC110)
  7. Market musical products in such areas as music arranging/composing, score preparation, recording technology, audio engineering, postproduction for film and television, and the advertising industry. (MUC109, MUC110)
  8. Apply pro tools editing and recording using the digidesign pro tools LE package. (MUC111, MUC112)
  9. Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) equipment in a studio recording session. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC292)
  10. Apply generic signals flow concepts for recording consoles in different recording studios. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196)
  11. Use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196)
  12. Produce and engineer a recording project from pre-production through delivery of the final mix. (MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC292)
  13. Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry. (MUC297AA)