Electronic Music - AC

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Effective term: 
2009 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Electronic Music is intended for the student who would like to obtain acknowledgment for completion of electronic music courses, and is not designed to prepare students for employment. While the completion of the certificate does not lead to a particular degree, it does provide and enhance the development of musicianship for enjoyment and personal growth. This program provides the student with fundamental musical skills covering a variety of topics, including theory, performance, composition, and history. In addition, students receive a high level of technical training in creating electronic music. As students complete courses in the program, they will build a portfolio of original compositions that may be used to seek admittance to a bachelor’s-level music program.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

MTC100Fundamentals of Music (2) OR
MTC101Introduction to Music Theory (3) OR
Permission of instructor 2-3
Students are required to complete a total of six (6) credits of MTC240.
MTC105Music Theory I 3
MTC106Aural Perception I 1
MTC155Music Theory II 3
MTC156Aural Perception II 1
MTC205Music Theory III 3
MTC206Aural Perception III 1
MTC255Music Theory IV 3
MTC256Aural Perception IV 1
MTC191Electronic Music I 3
MTC192Electronic Music II 3
MTC193Computer-Based Sound Synthesis 3
MTC240Composition (3) 6
MTC291Electronic Music III 3
MUC195Studio Music Recording I 3
MUC196Studio Music Recording II (3) OR
MUC197Live Sound Reinforcement I (3) 3
  1. Apply music notation, including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm through analysis and writing. (MTC105, MTC155, MTC205, MTC255)
  2. Use dictation, sight singing, and keyboard harmony to develop the listening and performing skills of diatonic and chromatic music. (MTC106, MTC156, MTC206, MTC256)
  3. Apply commercial music and sound design techniques, using digital audio workstations and desktop music production systems. (MTC191, MTC192)
  4. Compare and contrast the characteristics and styles of electronic music from the early 20th century to the present. (MTC191, MTC192, MTC291)
  5. Explain the acoustic principles of sound, and demonstrate the various types of sound synthesis methods. (MTC193)
  6. Demonstrate musicianship, literature, and compositional technique. (MTC240)
  7. Apply advanced software and synthesizer editing features, including using graphical environments for music and interactive music performances. (MTC291)
  8. Use recording studio components (speakers, signal processing equipment, electronic keyboards, and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) equipment) in a studio recording session. (MUC195, MUC196)
  9. Apply generic signals flow concepts for recording consoles in different recording studios, and use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians. (MUC195, MUC196)
  10. Set up sound reinforcement systems for mixing live performances with various styles of music, and apply concepts of signal flow for concert sound and placement of consoles, loudspeaker arrangements, and microphones. (MUC197)