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The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry And Technology

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See Bachelor's Degree Requirements in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. You can view MAPs on the Degree MAPs page in the University Catalog or you can request a plan from your major advisor.

General Education Pathway Requirements: 48 units

See General Education in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Pathway Requirements and course offerings.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See Diversity Requirements in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education .

Literacy Requirement:

See Mathematics and Writing Requirements in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or higher to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130I or JOUR 130I (or equivalent) with a C- or higher before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 54-55 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, is required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the major core program requirements.

Major Core Program: 33 units

Students will be given a Theory Placement Exam to determine music competence.

11 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamentals of music and its notation to be determined by diagnostic exam. Music majors, minors and Music Industry & Technology majors only.
Corequisites: Keyboard proficiency or MUSC 103, MUSC 105.
Fundamental concepts and basic notation of music. Introduction to chord symbols, voice leading, part writing, harmonic progression, and basic principals of form. 3 hours discussion. (005935)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 with a minimum grade of C-. Music majors, minors, and Music Industry & Technology majors only.
Corequisites: Keyboard proficiency or MUSC 104, MUSC 106.
Further study of voice leading, part writing, and principals of form. Introduction to chromaticism and modulation. 3 hours discussion. (005936)
Prerequisite: Open to Music majors, minors, and Music Industry & Technology majors only.
Corequisites: MUSC 101, MUSC 105.
Development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2 hours activity. (005954)
Prerequisites: MUSC 103 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 106.
Further development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2 hours activity. (005955)
Corequisite: MUSC 101, MUSC 103.
2 hours activity. (005976)
Prerequisites: MUSC 105 with a grade of C- or higher, faculty permission.
Corequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 104.
2 hours activity. (005977)
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion. (006072)
Prerequisites: MUSC 102 with a minimum grade of C-.
Further study of chromaticism and more advanced modulation. Introduction to twentieth-century practices. 3 hours discussion. (005937)
A survey of the development of music in the United States from colonial days to the present. Includes African American, Indian, folk, sacred, country, blues, rock, Broadway show, jazz, and art music traditions. 3 hours lecture. (006182)
A survey of seminal compositions and composers from western art music history. Musical traditions, compositional techniques, performance mediums, and the compositional background of individual works and composers, and the effects of political, social and philosophical issues upon the compositions and composers studies are explored. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (006183)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006176)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 201 with a minimum grade of C-.
An overview and chronology of the compositional techniques in twentieth-century music literature. 3 hours discussion. (005938)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201.
Study of the capacities of the various orchestral and band instruments, including arranging projects for small ensembles. 3 hours discussion. (006069)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
Nomenclature, timbre, technique, and transposition of jazz ensemble instruments. Scoring the rhythm, brass, and woodwind sections for large and small jazz ensembles in various jazz and dance band styles. 3 hours discussion. (006244)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
Music and lyric writing; formal, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analyses of popular songs; collaboration; marketing; demos; publication. 3 hours discussion. (006245)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The historical and philosophical study of jazz from its African origins to the various forms in which it exists today. 3 hours lecture. (006184)
An in-depth study of Rock and Roll music and culture as it relates to the development and changes in American and world social orders. A study of the impact of Rock and Roll on social, economic, cultural and political structures. 3 hours lecture. (006186)
This course is also offered as AFAM 296 .
A historical survey from the African heritage and Colonial times to the present. The types, forms, and styles of African American music are studied in relation to the African American experience. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000141)
Prerequisites: MUSC 102.
A survey of world traditions concentrating on Africa, Asia, and the Americas. For students with a background in music. 3 hours discussion. (006170)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 110A - MUSC 110G: Specialized individual instruction for music majors in their major performing media. A weekly private lesson. Study of technique, music literature, and problems of performance. A jury examination is required each semester. Students who perform in a departmental recital may be excused from the jury at the discretion of the instructor. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005987)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005995)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005992)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005988)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005989)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005991)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005990)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006092)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006100)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006097)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006093)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006094)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006096)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006095)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015563)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015572)
Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015573)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015592)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015575)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015576)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015598)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015599)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015586)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015594)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020647)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015602)
Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015612)
Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015610)

These courses may be repeated for credit. See No. 4 of "Special Music Requirements" under the BA in Music.

Major Option Course Requirements: 21-22 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

The Option in Recording Arts: 21 units

Notice to Prospective Applicants:

In recent years there has been high student demand for the Option in Recording Arts. Students interested in this program should apply to the University during the initial filing period of the admissions cycle (October 1-November 30 for any fall semester; August for any spring semester). A supplemental Recording Arts application must be submitted in April of the spring semester. Information on any current enrollment restrictions is available from the Admissions Office and from the department office sponsoring the major.

Laptop Requirement

To complete this program, the student must have the use of a laptop computer. Please consult with the department for current hardware and software requirements. Students qualify to receive special education discounts on computers and software sold through the Associated Students Bookstore (an Apple authorized campus store). For some programs, in an effort to lower student expenses, bundles consisting of a specially priced Apple laptop computer with the program's required software will be made available at the beginning of each academic year through the Associated Students Bookstore. This laptop computer package is expected to serve the student for the entire length of the program.

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is not intended for engineering majors. An introduction to electrical and electronic technology: DC circuitry analysis, AC circuitry analysis, basic electronic components and logic circuits. Instruments used in the study of basic electronics are discussed, demonstrated, and used; emphasis on interpretation of schematic diagrams, breadboarding, familiarization with electronic components. 3 hours discussion. (002612)
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.
A study in the fundamentals of digital audio. Emphasis will be on the application of stereo editing, multi-channel recording, digital sequencing, audio for the Web, and time-code. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006074)
Prerequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, MUSC 241, faculty permission.
Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including computer control of digital instruments. 3 hours seminar. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006194)
Prerequisites: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including sampling and computer control of digital instruments. 3 hours seminar. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006195)
Prerequisites: EECE 110, MUSC 102, MUSC 109, faculty permission.
An in-depth study of audio recording systems, components, and philosophies. Emphasis will be on the day-to-day workings of a recording studio, with experience in microphone placement, mixing techniques, and tape machine alignment. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006073)
Prerequisites: MUSC 241, MUSC 344 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
An in-depth study of audio recording systems and components. Emphasis will be placed on signal processing equipment, synchronization, and multi-tracking, with continuing experience in microphone placement, mixing, and editing techniques. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006075)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 343 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
Independent creative projects in electronic music. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006197)
Prerequisites: MUSC 345 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
A study in advanced recording studio production. 3 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006213)
Prerequisites: MUSC 343 (may be taken concurrently), MUSC 345.
A study of audio production and audio post-production for video. Topics of study include music scoring, automatic dialogue replacement, foley, synchronization, and audio systems in video. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (006226)
Prerequisites: MUSC 343, MUSC 345, faculty permission.
This course provides students a recording experience with a variety of musical ensembles and literature within varying acoustical environments. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (020223)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is a directed field project offered for 1.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A project must be commensurate with the student's major curricular and professional goals and must be comparable in substance to work of a similar nature within the University music curriculum. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (006180)

Note: MUSC 489 must be taken for 3 units

Studio instruction is available to students in the Option in Recording Arts who can qualify by audition.

The Option in Music Industry: 22 units

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A study of financial reports, their construction and use. Procedures are introduced to the extent necessary to illustrate basic concepts. Designed to meet the needs of prospective accounting majors, students of business administration, and students seeking a general education. 3 hours discussion. (000077)
Using a combination of theory and application, this course focuses on the human side of organizations, including issues of 1) making good decisions, 2) enhancing performance, 3) steering through a turbulent global environment, 4) combining and unifying multiple business functions and 5) enabling change. Students gain an understanding of management and how and why organizations are structured. The themes of quality, technology, ethics, and adaptation are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (005704)
Nature and functions of marketing systems and marketing in the individual firm. Study of the marketing mix, marketing institutions, and the environments in which marketing decisions are made. 3 hours lecture. (005872)
A study of the operation of microcomputers. Special emphasis will be placed on musical computer applications, including ear training, theory, sequencing, notation, and sound design. 2 hours activity. (005978)
Prerequisites: MUSC 309 or faculty permission.
Experiential component for Music Industry majors running Wild Oak Music Group, a company that includes Wild Oak Records, Wild Oak Songwriter's Guild, Wild Oak Publishing, and Wild Oak Concert Production. Students gain valuable hands-on experience as executives of these entities. 3 hours lecture. (006264)
Prerequisites: MUSC 309.
This course is also offered as BLAW 452 .
Students will explore the intricate questions surrounding intellectual property statutes, the musician, and businesses designed to market and sell music as a product. The course covers copyright law, royalties, contracts, publishing and Web technology territory of vital importance to students seeking employment in the music industry. 3 hours lecture. (001353)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006190)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is a directed field project offered for 1.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A project must be commensurate with the student's major curricular and professional goals and must be comparable in substance to work of a similar nature within the University music curriculum. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (006180)

Note: MUSC 399 or MUSC 489 must be taken for 3 units.

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 309, MUSC 350, and faculty permission.
A continuation of the year-long experiential component for the Music Industry majors running Wild Oak Music Group, a company that includes Wild Oak Records, Wild Oak Songwriter's Guild, Wild Oak Publishing, and Wild Oak Concert Production. Students gain valuable hands-on experience as executives of these entities. 3 hours lecture. (006265)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is a directed field project offered for 1.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A project must be commensurate with the student's major curricular and professional goals and must be comparable in substance to work of a similar nature within the University music curriculum. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (006180)

Note : Students must take at least 3 units of MUSC 489 and may take it in both select from sections above for a total of 6 units.

Special Music Industry and Technology Requirements:

1. Advising is required each semester for all Music Industry students.

2. All entering Music Industry and Technology majors (freshmen and transfer students), must take the diagnostic examination in theory and ear training to determine placement.

3. Admission procedures for the Option in Music Industry include applying to the University during the initial filing period and being interviewed and/or auditioned by an appropriate faculty committee. Consult with the Music Department office for details.

4. Admission procedures for the Option in recording Arts include applying to the University during the initial filing period, being placed in a "Pre-Recording Arts" option, and passing supplemental Recording Arts criteria. Consult with the Music Department office for details.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

For those courses taken for a letter grade, students must earn a grade of C- or better.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

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