Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Music Occupations (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts / Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-805-1


For Information: 414-297-6433
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — 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. Students choose either the Performance or Composition area of emphasis, as shown below.

 

Additional Program Information: http://www.matcmusic.com

Career Pathway — A new technical diploma program is under development for this pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 

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. Whether your interest is in front of the microphone or composing, MATC can help you get started on your career path.

 

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:

        • 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 Producer  Studio Musician  Music Publisher/Transcriber/Editor
Music Retailer  Recording Engineer  Music Manager/Promoter


Related Programs

Audio Engineer
Audio Production


Start Date: August
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

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 1

4

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-143

Music Notation 1

1

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-177

Piano Lab 1

1

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-190

Choir 1

1

 

(2)

 

MUSIC-118

Music Analysis ‡

3

 
(2)   MUSIC-104 Major Instrument 2 ‡ 1  
 

(2)

 

MUSIC-151

Music Theory 2 ‡

4

 

(2)

 

MUSIC-178

Piano Lab 2 ‡

1

 

(3)

 

MUSIC-152

Composition 1 ‡

3

 

(3)

 

MUSIC-174

Ear Training 1 ‡

2

 

(4)

 

MUSIC-153

Composition 2 ‡

3

 

(4)

 

MUSIC-184

Ear Training 2 ‡

2

 
    Students choose one area of emphasis:      

 

 

Performance Emphasis

 

 

 

(1)   MUSIC-162 Music Ensemble 1 1  
 
(1)   MUSIC-189 Voice Lab 1 1  
 
(2)   MUSIC-101 Music Business 2  
 
(2)   MUSIC-120 Choir 2 1  
 
(2)   MUSIC-163 Music Ensemble 2 ‡ 1
 
(3)   MUSIC-105 Major Instrument 3 ‡ 1  
 
(3)   MUSIC-141 Music Ensemble 3 ‡ 1  
 
(3)   MUSIC-167 Improvisation 1 ‡ 1
 
(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-175 Advanced Music Reading 3  
 
    Composition Emphasis      
 
(1)    AUDIO-100 Introduction to Audio Software 1  
 
(1)    MUSIC-108 Film Scoring 1  1  
 
(2)    MUSIC-142 Introduction to Composition 2  
 
(2)    MUSIC-144 Music Notation 2 1  
 
(2)    MUSIC-107 Songwriting 1 1  
 
(3)    AUDIO-111 Advanced Audio Software ‡ 1  
 
(3)    MUSIC-147 Songwriting 2 ‡ 1  
 
(3)    MUSIC-158 Orchestration 1 ‡ 1  
 
(3)    MUSIC-182 Composition for Advertising 3  
 
(4)    MUSIC-109 Film Scoring 2 ‡ 1
 
(4)    MUSIC-181 Conducting ‡ 1  
 
(4)    MUSIC-159 Orchestration 2 ‡ 1  
 
(4)    MUSIC-183 Library Licensed Music ‡ 3  
 

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

 

 

 
 


ELECTIVES:


Three Credits Needed


3
 


TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 


Page updated March 2017.