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Music Technology - Associate in General Studies

Program Code - CIP Code: MUSC.TECH.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 63
Academic Division: Arts, Communications and Humanities

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

The Audio Engineering facilities at KCKCC include three state-of-the-art recording/mixing studios, a computer/MIDI lab, and live sound reinforcement system equipment.  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 our students and alumni have won regional and national awards including those from the Audio Engineering Society, Downbeat Magazine, and Grammys.  Our students are employed both locally and nationally at live music venues, churches, and recording studios; with national and international touring shows; with music industry retailers; at television, radio stations, film and video production and post-production facilities around the country; 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.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program coordinator for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective (2 Disciplines) 6
NASC 0130 Introductory Physics 3
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 27
*See course Syllabus for prerequisites. 

Music Technology Requirements

Course Credit Hours
MUSC 0111 Music Theory I 4
MUSC 0112 Music Theory II * 4
MUSC 0213 Music Theory III * 4
MUSC 0214 Music Theory IV * 4
  Applied Lessons  OR
Piano Class/Applied Piano (4 semesters)
AUDI 0110 Music Technology 1 3
AUDI 0210 Music Technology 2 * 3
AUDI 0230 Multimedia Production * 3
AUDI 0240 Sound Editing and Synthesis * 3
AUDI 0250 Audio Recording 1 * 3
  Total Hours for Music Technology Requirements 35
*See course syllabi for prerequisites

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in General Studies in Music Technology Degree 63
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