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Music Occupations

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-805-1


For Information:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview
— The courses and programs offered in Music Occupations are designed to extend your musical skills and increase your possibilities in the music industry. Classes are tailored to meet the needs of musicians working the real world of agents and gigs.

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, the curriculum is diverse. Whether your interest is in front of the microphone or behind the mixing board, MATC can help you get started on your career path.

 

Career Outlook — In preparation for a career in music, the program is designed to develop your skills as a well-rounded musician while focusing on your primary instrument. 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 — Employers expect program graduates 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


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


Related Program:
Audio Production


Start Date: August

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


Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-103

Major Instrument 1
(Guitar, Bass, Drums, Reeds, 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      4  

 

 

AUDIO-102

Techniques of Sound Recording

 

 

 

MUSIC-192

Performance Techniques 2 ‡

 

 

 

MUSIC-205

Music Appreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 

‡ 

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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.

 

Page updated April 2014.