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Music Occupations Degree - curriculum
2012-13 Music Occupations Associate in Applied Science Degree —
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-805-1

This curriculum goes into effect as of summer 2012.

This page was last updated in April 2012.

Overview — The courses and programs offered in Music Occupations are designed to extend your musical skills and increase your possibilities in the music industry. Our classes are tailored to meet the needs of musicians working the real world of agents and gigs. Whether your interest is in front of the microphone or behind the mixing board, MATC can help you get started on the career path of your dreams.

Career Outlook — In preparation for a career in music, the associate degree program is designed to develop your skills as a well-rounded musician while focusing on your primary instrument. Areas of study include all of the theory fundamentals such as reading, analysis, composition, ear training and more. From the classics to jazz to today's most popular styles, our curriculum is diverse and exciting. Our performance classes offer students the opportunity for real "on stage" experience. Working with top-notch professionals in the world of sound recording, you will gain skills that will enable you to work as a sound support technician, or even own a recording studio.

Program Learning Outcomes — When you graduate from the program, employers expect you to be able to:

  • Read and notate music at a professional level
  • Demonstrate professional work habits such as punctuality, organization, congeniality and reliability
  • Successfully present a marketing plan for performing groups
  • Display a working knowledge of current music technologies


    Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


    Future Opportunities — After completing your MATC degree, you may want to continue your education. Credits may be transferred to a four-year college or university and applied toward a bachelor's degree program.

    This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


    Possible Careers:
    Performing Musician
    Music Teacher - Private or Classroom
    Composer/Arranger
    Music Publisher/Transcriber/Editor
    Studio Musician
    Music Producer
    Music Manager/Promoter
    Recording Engineer
    Music Retailer

    Related Program:
    Liberal Arts and Sciences


    For more information, call 414-297-MATC.


    Curriculum effective 2012-13.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-103

Major Instrument 1
(Guitar, Bass, Drums, WW, Brass)

1

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-150

Music Theory

4

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-162

Music Ensemble 1

1

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-175

Music Reading

3

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-177

Piano Lab 1

1

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-189

Voice Lab 1

1

 

(1)

MUSIC-190

Choir 1

1

(2)

MUSIC-101

Music Business 

2

(2)

MUSIC-104

Major Instrument 2 ‡  

1


(2)


MUSIC-118


Music Analysis ‡


3

(2)

MUSIC-120

Choir 2 ‡ 

1

(2)

 

MUSIC-151

Music Harmony ‡

4

 

(2)

 

MUSIC-163

Music Ensemble 2 ‡

1

 

(2)

 

MUSIC-178

Piano Lab 2 ‡

1

 

(3)

 

MUSIC-105

Major Instrument 3 ‡

1

 

(3)

 

MUSIC-141

Music Ensemble 3 ‡

1

 

(3)

 

MUSIC-152

Composition ‡

3

 

(3)

 

MUSIC-167

Improvisation 1 ‡

1

 

(3)

MUSIC-174

Ear Training 1 ‡

2

(3)

 

MUSIC-191

Performance Techniques 1 ‡

3

 

(4)

 

MUSIC-106

Major Instrument 4 ‡

1

 

(4)

 

MUSIC-119

Music Ensemble 4 ‡

1

 

(4)

 

MUSIC-125

Music Studio Teaching Methods ‡

1

 

(4)

 

MUSIC-153

Music Technology ‡

3

 

(4)

MUSIC-184

Ear Training 2 ‡

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

OR Any 200-series ECON course

 

 


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡


3

 

MATH-123

Math with Business Applications ‡

3

 

OR Any 200-series MATH course

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Electives: Four Credits Needed                                            

 

 

 

MUSIC-154

Techniques of Sound Recording

 

 

 

MUSIC-192

Performance Techniques 2 ‡

 

 

 

MUSIC-205

Music Appreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

‡ 

Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.