Music - Associate in General Studies
Emphasis in Music Technology
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.
Dr. Cherilee Walker - Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Ian Corbett - Program Coordinator MCC Agreement