Associate in Applied Science in Audio Production Technologies

Audio Production Technologies

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Audio Production Technologies

Academic Plan Code

3024

Credits

64–68

Audio Production Technologies - Track II Sound Design

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Audio Production Technologies program offers students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment. Students learn the concepts and theory associated with recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings appropriate to their skill levels. The program is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge, competency, and experience important in the commercial music marketplace. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area area 3
HU Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved General Education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area MHL140 or MHL145 or MHL153 recommended courses 3
RC MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
RC MUC195 or
MUC195AA
Studio Music Recording I or
Studio Music Recording I
3
Oral Comm Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area COM110 Recommended 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
18
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area 3
RC MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
RC MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
RC MUC122 or
MTC120 or
TCM120
Sound Design I or
Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or
Introduction to Sound Design for Fim and Video
3
RC MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
RC MUC196 or
MUC196AA
Studio Music Recording II or
Studio Music Recording II
3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15-16
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment 3
RC MUC110 or
MUC145
Music Business: Recording and Mass Media or
Recording Studio Business Operations
2–3
RC MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) 3
RC MUC222 or
MTC220 or
TCM220
Sound Design II or
Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or
Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video
3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
19
HU Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved General Education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area MHL140 or MHL145 or MHL153 recommended courses 3
Math Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area 3
RC MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory MTC101 or higher level Music Theory 3
RC MUC194 Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques 3
RC MUC292 Sound Design III 3
RC MUC297AA Music Internship 1
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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