This certificate of achievement is for students who want to learn about the process of making successful recordings. Emphasis is placed on the interpersonal skills required to interact with other musicians, songwriters, and engineers; as well as the technical skills required to make professional decisions while leading a production team. A final production portfolio is part of the capstone class and a requirement for completion of the certificate.Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
|MUST 101 - Introduction to Music TechnologyM||3.0|
MUST 101 - Introduction to Music Technology (3.0 units)
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
This course is designed for the student who wants to learn the terminology, equipment, techniques, and concepts of music technology. Focus will be on principles and practices of sound, digital audio, synthesis, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), MIDI sequencing, notation software, and audio recording utilizing hardware and software platforms. Lab activities will place an emphasis on the operation and components of the typical MIDI and digital audio lab (hardware and software). Students will complete independent projects demonstrating hands-on knowledge.
|MUST 105 - Introduction to the Music BusinessM||3.0|
MUST 105 - Introduction to the Music Business (3.0 units)
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGl 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
This class is intended for students interested in the music business. It presents an overview of the business and legal aspects of the music industry in order to understand the rapid and massive changes due to the revolution of music on the Web. The focus will be on career possibilities, the development of business-related knowledge and skills necessary for effectively maintaining a professional music career, the vocabulary and terminology of the music industry, and the distinction between music and business at the corporate level. Topics include record contracts, publishing, licensing, distribution, and copyright. In addition, the duties and responsibilities of musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry will be examined.
|MUS 103 - Music Theory IM||3.0|
MUS 103 - Music Theory I (3.0 units)
Corequisite: MUS 106
This course, through guided composition and analysis, incorporates the following concepts: rhythm and meter; basic properties of sound; intervals; diatonic scales and triads; diatonic chords, basic cadential formulas and phrase structure; dominant seventh; figured bass symbols; and non-harmonic tones. Development of skills in handwritten notation is expected.
|MUS 106 - Musicianship IM||1.0|
MUS 106 - Musicianship I (1.0 units)
Corequisite: MUS 103
This course is designed for the student who wants to develop beginning aural skills, sight-reading, sight-singing, as well as dictation and rhythmic interpretation skills. It is recommended for all instrumentalists, singers and composers and required of all music majors.
|Total Semester Units:||10.0|
|MUST 121 - Electronic Music IM||3.0|
MUST 121 - Electronic Music I (3.0 units)
Prerequisite: MUST 101 with a grade of "C" or better
This course is designed for the student who wants to gain an understanding of the processes and tools available to the modern electronic musician. While using the most up-to-date software, learn to record, arrange, mix, produce, and polish your music. Topics include synthesis, sampling, and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) sequencing. Compositions are expected of students utilizing electronic music techniques.
|MUST 141 - Recording Studio IM||3.0|
MUST 141 - Recording Studio I (3.0 units)
Prerequisite:MUST 101 with a grade of "C" or better
This course is designed for the student who wants to learn to make high-quality recordings using a wide array of tools and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) sound recording, editing, and mixing processes through hands-on experience. Students will collaborate to produce recordings within several musical genres.
|Total Semester Units:||6.0|
|MUST 142 - Recording Studio IIM||3.0|
MUST 142 - Recording Studio II (3.0 units)
Prerequisite:MUST 141 with a grade of "C" or better
This course is designed for the student who will continue the study of recording studio techniques, signal flow using an analog console, and advanced ensemble microphone techniques. Students will also create a portfolio of work demonstrating their recording knowledge.
|MUST 191B - Music and Integrated Technology Capstone - ProductionM||2.0|
MUST 191B - Music and Integrated Technology Capstone - Production (2.0 units)
Prerequisite:MUST 121, MUST 141
This course is for students in the Music and Integrated Technology program to learn hands-on skills. The course focuses on collaborative projects, with students performing the professional role of music producer, and will prepare students for the highly collaborative music and media industries. Additionally, the course will help students build a professional portfolio with which to apply for entry-level jobs.
|Total Semester Units:||5.0|
|Total Units for Music - Music Production COA program||21.0|
|M||Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement|
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the music business functions and the role of professionals in the industry.
Students will be able to provide leadership as a post-production team member by giving direction to and working with engineers, managers, and performers.
Students will be able to organize, conduct, and produce a recording session.
Students will be able to collaborate effectively through group project-based learning.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921