Recording Arts Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts
X090 Audio Technical Crew (2 cr.) required every fall semester, spring semester, and second summer session in which a student is registered for any music or non-music course.
Recording Arts Courses
54 credit hours
- A101 Introduction to Audio Technology (3 cr.)
- A102 Audio Techniques I (3 cr.)
- A201 Audio Techniques II (3 cr.)
- A202 Audio Techniques III (3 cr.)
- A111 Basic Electricity (3 cr.)
- A112 Electronics I (3 cr.)
- A211 Electronics II (3 cr.)
- A311 Audio Repair and Maintenance I (3 cr.)
- A270 Multitrack Studio Techniques I (3 cr.)
- A370 Multitrack Studio Techniques II (2 cr.)
- A470 Individual Multitrack Studio Projects I (2 cr.)
- A150 Introductory Seminar in Recording Arts (1 cr.)
- A350 Seminar in Recording Arts (1-1-1 cr.)
- A321 Sound for Picture Production (3 cr.)
- K361 Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music (3 cr.)
- A461 Final Project in Recording Arts (1 cr.)
- A480 Internship in Audio (3 cr.)
8 credits chosen from the following courses:
- A312 Audio Repair and Maintenance II (3 cr.)
- A320 Sound Reinforcement Techniques (3 cr.)
- A325 Digital Audio Workstation Seminar (2 cr.)
- A340 Topics in Recording Arts (2-3 cr.) (may be repeated for different topics)
- A360 Recording Arts: Techniques and Production I (2 cr.)
- A420 Advanced Sound Reinforcement (2 cr.)
- A440 Individual Project in Recording Arts (1-3 cr.) (may be repeated)
- A460 Recording Arts: Techniques and Production II (2 cr.)
- A471 Individual Multitrack Studio Projects II (2 cr.).
Core Music Courses
18 credit hours
- Z101 Music for the Listener I (3 cr.)
- Z111 Introduction to Music Theory (3 cr.).
For those with sufficient musical background, T109 (3 cr.) may be substituted for Z111, or T151 Music Theory and Literature I (3 cr.) may be substituted for both Z101 and Z111.
12 of the total 18 credit hours should be chosen from the following courses, or equivalent honors courses:
- T151 Music Theory and Literature I (3 cr.)
- T152 Music Theory and Literature II (3 cr.)
- T132 Musical Skills I (1 cr.)
- T231 Musical Skills II (1 cr.)
- T232 Musical Skills III (1 cr.)
- T251 Music Theory and Literature III (3 cr.)
- T252 Music Theory and Literature IV (3 cr.)
- T331 Musical Skills IV (1 cr.)
- T351 Music Theory and Literature V (3 cr.)
- M401 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)
- M402 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.)
- Z201 History of Rock ‘n’ Roll I (3 cr.)
- Z202 History of Rock ‘n’ Roll (3 cr.)
- Z315 Music For Film (3 cr.)
- Z393 History of Jazz (3 cr.)
- Z395 Contemporary Jazz and Soul Music (3 cr.)
- Z401 The Music of the Beatles (3 cr.)
- Z402 Music of Frank Zappa (3 cr.)
- Z413 Latin American Popular Music (3 cr.)
- Or other courses as approved by the chair of the Recording Arts Department and the director of undergraduate studies.
Area of Concentration
15 credit hours in one area. Choose from telecommunications, business, computer science, or music (performance study and/or composition). Another area may be substituted if approved by the chair of the Recording Arts Department and the director of undergraduate studies.
24 credit hours
- Written and Oral Expression English composition, 2 credit hours or competency.
- Foreign Language 4-8 credit hours in a single language or proficiency, equivalent to two semesters of first-year language study.
- Humanities 3 credit hours.
- Life and Physical Sciences and Mathematics 5-10 credit hours. Required physics courses: PHYS P105 Basic Physics of Sound (3 cr.) and PHYS P108 Intermediate Acoustics Laboratory (2 cr.); recommended: PHYS P201 General Physics (5 cr.) or PHYS P221 Physics I (5 cr.).
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours.
- Electives 0-9 credit hours selected from “General Education Requirements.”
To Complete Degree
Free music or non-music electives as needed to bring the total credit hours to 120, excluding major ensemble and I400.