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MUSB 1305 - Survey of the Music Business (3-3-0)
An overview of the music industry including songwriting, live performance, the record industry, music merchandising, contracts and licenses, and career opportunities. Discussion regarding Music Business on the Internet will be included.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 1341 - Concert Promotion and Venue Management (3-3-1)
Concert promotion and venue management. Includes considerations in purchasing a club, concert promotion and advertising, talent buying, city codes, insurance, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Regulation, performance rights organization licenses, personnel management, and concert production and administration.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 1391 - Special Topics in Music Business Management and Merchandising (3-2-4)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 1491 - Special Topics in Music Business Management and Merchandising (4-3-4)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Advanced work in areas of special interest with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 2305 - Music Publishing (3-3-0)
A study of the administrative and marketing aspects of music publishing including the application of current copyright law, developing songwriters, rights exploration, and royalty collection.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 2309 - The Record Industry (3-3-0)
A study of the history of the record industry and the organization of large and small record companies. Topics include record company functions such as artist and repertoire, promotion, marketing, business affairs, administration and distribution.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 2345 - Live Music and Talent Management (3-3-0)
An examination of the role, scope, and activities of the talent manager including establishing the artist/manager relationship; planning the artist's career; and developing goals, strategies, and tactics with an overall view of the live music business.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 2355 - Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry (3-3-0)
Copyright law and the various agreements used in the entertainment industry. Emphasizes contracts used by music publishers, record companies, artist managers, record producers, film and television producers, and booking agencies.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 2386 - Internship -- Music Management (3-0-15)
An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: I Prerequisites: Department Approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSB 2450 - Commercial Music Project (4-3-4)
The primary objective of this course is to apply the skills learned in other Music Business, Performance and Technology courses. This is a hands-on, project oriented course aimed at helping students create a portfolio of their work. Artists and their music will be the focus. Each student must design and complete his/her own project with instructor approval. Regularly scheduled field assignments are required. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: Nine hours of courses from the Music Business, Performance and Technology Department. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1211 - Commercial Music Sight Singing and Ear Training I (2-1-2)
Introduction to basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight with emphasis on identification of chord progression, motion, and melody/harmony relationship of popular music.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSI 1301 or department approval. Corequisites: MUSC 1313. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1303 - History of Popular Music (3-3-0)
A survey of commercial music industry trends and developments through historical analysis. Topics include the evolution of the music industry with emphasis on the development of popular musical styles and the impact of culture and technology on industry growth.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1313 - Commercial Music Theory I (3-3-0)
Introduction to chord progressions, song forms, and harmonic techniques used in commercial music. Topics include modern chord notation and chord voicings.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSI 1301 or department approval. Corequisites: MUSC 1211. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1321 - Songwriting (3-3-0)
Introduction to the techniques of writing marketable songs including the writing of lyrics and melodies, setting lyrics to music, developing lyrical and musical "hooks," analyzing the marketplace, and developing a production plan for a song demo.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1325 - Acoustics (3-2-2)
Presentation of general principles of sound in air, characteristics of sound in recording, and applications of sound reinforcement. Topics include acoustical properties of studios, live performance facilities, resonances, and electronic and acoustic control. It is recommended that each student complete MATH 1314 - College Algebra, or at least, MATD 0390 - Intermediate Algebra, prior to taking this class.
 
Site Fee: $50.00 Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1327 - Audio Engineering I (3-2-2)
An overview of the modern recording studio and related personnel. Topics include basic studio electronics and acoustic principles, wave form analysis, microphone concepts and miking techniques, studio set up and signal flow, recording console theory, signal processing concepts, multi-track recorder principles and operation, and an overview of mixing and editing.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1331 - Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I (3-2-2)
An overview of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) systems and applications. Topics include the history and evolution of MIDI, hardware requirements, computer numbering systems, channels and modes, the MIDI language, and typical implementation of MIDI applications in the studio environment using software-based sequencing programs.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1333 - Synthesis I (3-2-2)
A study of sound synthesis including sound considerations, electronic sound sources, basic signal processing, and voltage control and modulation. Topics include additive, subtractive, and AM and FM synthesis types. The student will also receive an introductory overview of digital audio sampling and sample processing.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1350 - Remixing (3-2-2)
Using audio and MIDI "beats and loops," students will learn the basic techniques necessary to produce finished remixes of previously recorded musical compositions.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327, MUSC 1331, MUSC 1333, or instructor approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1371 - Introduction to Modular Synthesis (3-2-2)
This course examines introductory concepts of modular synthesis and visual programming (i.e.: Reaktor, Max/MSP). Students will learn how to use various software to build custom instruments (subtractive synths, sequencers, and basic audio effects), as well as receive an introduction to object-oriented programming using the open source language ChucK. Additional concepts include granular synthesis, sampling, and basic signal processing, as well as an introduction into generative and probability-based electronic composition.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1333 or instructor approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1391 - Special Topics in Music, General (3-2-2)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Audio for Digital Media - This lecture and lab based course will prepare students for the basics of manipulating audio content for use in motion graphics and other types of digital media. Students will learn industry-standard techniques in generating and gathering audio elements, altering them to match the project style, mix them and output them to appropriate formats while maintaining synchronization to the visual elements.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 1405 - Live Sound I (4-3-2)
An overview of the field of live sound. Includes principles of live sound and the theory and interconnection of the components of a sound reinforcement system.
 
Site Fee: $50.00 Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2211 - Commercial Music Sight Singing and Ear Training II (2-1-2)
Continuation of Commercial Music Sight Singing and Ear Training I with emphasis on chromatic tonalities and melodies.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1211, MUSC 1313, or instructor approval. Corequisites: MUSC 2313. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2271 - Audio and Sound Design for Theatre (Workshop) (2-1-2)
Overview of sound for theatre and sound design. Topics covered include theatre operations, microphones, signal flow, mixing, sound effects, cues, script analysis, and sound design.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 3/28/2014
 
MUSC 2313 - Commercial Music Theory II (3-3-0)
Continuation of Commercial Music Theory I. Emphasizes harmonic and melodic analysis, extended chord theory, and modal and altered scales.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1211 and MUSC 1313. Corequisites: MUSC 2211. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2319 - Commercial Orchestration (3-3-0)
Exploration of writing for voices and instruments to include ranges, transposition, and idiosyncrasies of each instrument with emphasis on commercial music chord voicings. Also to include work with computer/MIDI based systems.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1211 and MUSC 1313 or MUSI 1116 and MUSI 1311. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2345 - Synthesis II (3-2-2)
A continuation of Synthesis I including hybrid synthesis and digital sampling.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1333. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2355 - Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) II (3-2-2)
Advanced MIDI concepts and techniques. Includes synchronizing MIDI and audio devices and advanced sequencer operation.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1331. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2403 - Live Sound II (4-3-2)
Overview of stage monitor systems. Includes monitor systems set-up and operation and stage management. Also covers interactivity between sound management, performance quality, and audience experience.
 
Site Fee: $50.00 Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327, MUSC 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2427 - Audio Engineering II (4-3-2)
A continuation of Audio Engineering I with emphasis on implementation of the techniques and theories of the recording process. Topics include applications of microphones, the audio console, the multitrack recorder, and signal processing devices in recording session environments.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327 or department approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2447 - Audio Engineering III (4-3-2)
Presentation of advanced procedures and techniques utilized in recording and manipulating audio information. Topics include advanced computer-based console automation, hard disk based digital audio editing, nonlinear digital multitrack recording, and advanced engineering project completions.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327 and MUSC 2427; or department approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSC 2448 - Audio Engineering IV (4-3-2)
Examination of the role of the producer including recording, mixing, arranging, analyzing projects, session planning, communication, budgeting, business aspects, technical considerations, and music markets.
 
Site Fee: $50.00 Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1327, MUSC 2427, MUSC 2447, or department approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1142 - Small Commercial Music Ensemble (1-0-4)
Participation in a small commercial music ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles. The class will focus on rock and blues performance styles.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1146 - Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Country (1-0-4)
Participation in a country ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1148 - Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Improvisation (1-0-4)
Participation in a small ensemble concentrating on improvisation of commercial music performance styles. Jazz, blues and Latin music will be emphasized.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: MUSC 1211 and MUSC 1313 or MUSI 1116 and MUSI 1311. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1150 - Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Jazz (1-0-4)
Participation in a jazz ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1151 - Small Commercial Music Ensemble: Recording (1-0-4)
Participation in a small recording ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1201 - Applied Commercial Music: Arranging and Composition (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1203 - Applied Commercial Music: Acoustic Bass (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1204 - Applied Commercial Music: Bass Guitar (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1205 - Applied Commercial Music: Commercial Guitar (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1210 - Applied Commercial Music: Piano (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1217 - Applied Commercial Music: Percussion (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1223 - Applied Commercial Music: Synthesizer (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MUSP 1227 - Applied Commercial Music: Voice (2-0-4)
Private instruction in individual instruments. Student must be concurrently enrolled in at least one NON-Applied Commercial Music or NON-Applied Music class. Call 512.223.4806 for approval. Those who have not paid by the last day of early registration will lose the approval to take the lesson. Only one applied music course may be applied towards the degree.
 
Music Lesson Fee: $160.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: A Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014