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Music With an Emphasis in Music Technology

Dean: Dr. Cherilee Walker

Coordinator: Dr. Ian Corbett

In addition to the traditional four-semester sequence of music theory, performing ensembles, and applied (private) lessons, the Music Technology degree is designed specifically to enhance the technological skills of music students. Academic courses and "hands on" experiences provide an introduction to the use of computers in musical and multimedia production, including web design, digital video editing, and audio recording.

The Music Technology and Audio Engineering facilities at KCKCC include three state-of-the-art recording/mixing studios, a computer/MIDI lab, and an impressive live sound reinforcement system. Our facilities are open on evenings and weekends to allow students to work on school projects. The program faculty consists of active professionals in the recording and sound reinforcement industry.

Students frequently transfer to 4-year degree programs in related fields, and we have transfer and articulation agreements in place with several universities. Our students are employed both locally and nationally at live music venues, churches, and recording studios; with music retailers; at television and radio stations; telecommunications companies; and music business and administration companies. They have also created entrepreneurial companies that address the needs of niche markets in the audio industry.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

MCC Agreement

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra or higher*
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements (from one of the following disciplines: Art, History, Literature, Music#, Philosophy, Theatre# and Modern Language):
MUSC0101 Music Appreciation
3
Total
3
# Performance courses are excluded
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements:
 PSYC0101 Psychology or
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
Total
3
 
Natural and Physical Science:
NASC0130 Introduction to Physics
3
Total
3
   
Total General Education Requirements
22-25
 
Technical Requirements:
MUSC0111 Music Theory I
4
MUSC0112 Music Theory II*
4
MUSC0213 Music Theory III*
4
MUSC0214 Music Theory IV*
4
  Performance Ensembles (4 semesters)
4
  Applied Lessons (4 semesters)
4
AUDI0110 Music Technology
3
AUDI0210 Music Technology 2
3
AUDI0230 Multimedia Production
3
AUDI0240 Sound Editing and Synthesis*
3
AUDI0250 Audio Recording 1
3
Total
39
   
Total hours required for an Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Music Technology Degree:
61-64

*See course description for prerequisite.