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MUM 1001   APPLE MACINTOSH FOUNDATIONS

credits: 1  

This course is specifically designed to serve the incoming student who does not have familiarity with the Apple Macintosh operating system's conventions. The Music Industry/Recording Arts program (MIRAS-AS) uses Apple computers exclusively; this course will assist the student who is unfamiliar with the platform to get a solid foundation in order to begin their studies. 16 contact hours.

MUM 1030   PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Audition required and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, performance subplan. This course is the study of rehearsal and performance skills and techniques necessary for professional musicians to maintain good personal health, develop constructive practice regimens, and prepare themselves for a high level of competency when engaged in professional music performances. 32 contact hours.

MUM 1034   VOCAL COACHING FOR THE RECORDING STUDIO

credits: 2  
Audition required. This course is for vocal students in the first year of study in the music industry recording arts program. The instruction concentrates on training singers who are preparing for a career in commercial singing, with a focus of the physical processes of voice, effective vocal recording technique, and the study and development of music promotional materials for the vocalist. Class activities involve both individual and group singing experiences. This course may be taken 2 times for a maximum of 4 credits. 32 contact hours.

MUM 1310   LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE MUSICIAN I - COURT SYSTEM AND CONTRACT LAW

credits: 1  

This course is intended to provide an overview of basic concepts and laws within the American legal system as it applies to issues within the music industry. Topics covered include the structure of the American court system, the legal environment of business, and the principles of contract law. 16 contact hours.

MUM 1311   LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE MUSICIAN II - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 1310. This course is intended to provide an overview of basic concepts of intellectual property law as it applies to music issues. Topics covered include the creation and protection of intellectual property including domestic and foreign rights and enforcement as they apply to music performance and publishing. 16 contact hours.

MUM 1312   LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE MUSICIAN III - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 1310. This course is intended to provide an overview of basic concepts and laws within labor and employment law as it applies to musicians. Topics covered include the employment relationship and independent contractors, agency relationships, and employment regulation as it pertains to those in the music industry. 17 contact hours.

MUM 1623   ELECTRONIC MUSIC: SYNTHESIS AND SAMPLING I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUT 1001, or permission of the dean. This course is the first of a two-semester curriculum exploring how electronic music synthesis and sampling is used in modern music production. The history of synthesis, analog sound reproduction, hardware component types, and hands-on practical application are areas of study. 47 contact hours.

MUM 1624   ELECTRONIC MUSIC: SYNTHESIS AND SAMPLING II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 1623 or Dean's permission. This course is the second of a two-semester curriculum exploring how electronic music synthesis and sampling is used in modern music production. The history of digital synthesis,computer sound design, synthesis techniques and programming music technology are areas of study.47 contact hours.

MUM 1629   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES I

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: MUS 1621 and MUS 2601 and and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 1629L. This course is the study of contemporary audio engineering techniques. Fundamental aspects of working in the mixing phase of record production are topics of study and practice, including: sound aesthetics and balance priorities, signal flow and routing concepts, signal processing types and their mix-specific applications. Through assignments and examples, a practical foundation in the mixing engineer’s skill-set will be developed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 1629L   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES I LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: MUM 2601, MUS 1621 and and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 1629. This course serves to provide the student with an applied, practical environment to work with advanced audio mixing techniques using concepts put forth in MUM 1629 to computer-based recording and mixing set-ups. Skills will be developed that will enable the student to work in an audio mixing environment at a beginning to intermediate level. 32 contact hours.

MUM 1662   LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT TECHNIQUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUT 1001 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 1942. This course is the study of contemporary live sound reinforcement engineering techniques. All aspects of working in the live sound environment such as; audio component types, venue acoustical considerations, signal processing, application specific technical considerations, microphone techniques, mixing techniques, and sound crew protocol and common practice are topics of study. 47 contact hours.

MUM 1942   INTERNSHIP: SOUND ENGINEERING I

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600 AND MUS 1621 AND MUT 1001 and and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan . Corequisite: MUM 1662. This course is the first of two semesters of study, and is designed to enable students to evolve individually, and as a group, toward the utilization of sound engineering technology in a professional setting. Students will utilize audio engineering skills and techniques acquired in the classroom and apply these techniques in a pre-determined audio recording or live sound reinforcement situation. Students will explore their audio production discipline in a direct supervised, on-site, training program/internship for knowledge and experience. The emphasis will be a “hands-on” approach working with other students in an appropriately equipped performance venue and incorporating academic discussions and practices with job related experience. Course may be taken for a maximum of 3 credits. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to other assignments.

MUM 2035   VOCAL COACHING FOR THE RECORDING STUDIO II

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: MUM 1034 or permission of the program administrator. Audition required. This course is for the music major in the second year of study in the secondary performance area. The instruction concentrates on training singers who are preparing for a career in commercial singing, with a focus of the physical processes of voice, effective vocal recording technique, group performance blend, stylistic adjustment, and performance discipline in a studio setting. Class activities involve both individual and group singing experiences. This course may be taken 2 times for a maximum of 4 credits. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2313   LEGAL ISSUES IN MUSIC

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. This course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of basic legal concepts and laws a professional in the music and recording arts industry should master including those concerning intellectual property, agency, business formation, employment and contracts to better prepare and protect the professional. Topics covered include the creation and protection of intellectual property, the meaning of agency relationships and various contract formation and legal issues specific to music and recording arts. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2600   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUS 1360 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisites: MUT 1001 and MUS 1621 or permission of the Dean. This introductory course in the music technology sequence presents recording concepts and historical milestones, signal flow theory, analog and digital basics, studio protocol and infrastructure, and critical music technology nomenclature. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques II. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2601   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2601L. This second course in the music technology sequence presents techniques used in working with Pro Tools hardware and software. Digital audio theory, basic Pro Tools configuration techniques, graphical user interface (GUI) topography, and session initiation will be explored. This course prepares students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques III. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2601L   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES II LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2601. This course serves to provide the student with an introduction to digital audio recording by applying concepts put forth in MUM 2600 and MUM 2601 to computer-based recording set-ups. Skills will be developed that will enable the student to operate a Pro Tools system at an introductory level. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques III. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2602   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES III

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601/2601L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2602L. This third course in the music technology sequence presents advanced techniques used in working with Pro Tools hardware and software. Professional recording, editing, and mix-down techniques will be explored. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques IV. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2602L   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES III LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601/2601L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2602. This course provides opportunities for students to practice digital audio manipulation in a studio setting. The course of study will include advanced recording, editing, and mix-down techniques within the Pro Tools environment. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques IV. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2603   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES IV

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2602/2602L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. This fourth course in the music technology sequence presents live recording and professional level production techniques used in working with Pro Tools hardware and software. The course of study will include applied recording, editing, and mix-down techniques in a “real world” setting, utilizing learned skills to capture a live performance and present a final mix for evaluation. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2609   CRITICAL LISTENING: ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUT 1001 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. This course is an in-depth study of production techniques used in contemporary popular music. Song structure, style characteristics, arranging techniques, recording methods, and mix-down and mastering processes will be analyzed and discussed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2610   MUSIC PRODUCTION FOUNDATIONS

credits: 3  

Corequisite: MUM 2670. This course is specifically designed to serve the Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert and Sound Technologist Certificate program (AVID-CT). In conjunction with the Avid Pro Tools training, the student will train in basic recording techniques, signal flow, basic acoustic principles, sonic manipulation, studio etiquette, and job skills preparation. Upon completion of the Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert and Sound Technologist program, the student is awarded a college certificate. These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Music Industry/Recording Arts. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2611   ACOUSTIC AND REMOTE RECORDING TECHNIQUES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUS 1621, MUT 1001. Corequisite: MUM 2945 Topic 2: Acoustic. This course is an in-depth study of techniques used in recording classical, jazz and other acoustic music in studios as well as performance venues and other remote locations. Stereo microphone techniques, recording methods and media, mix-down and post-production processes will be anaylzed and discussed. Through lectures, demonstrations and co-requisite internship, students will gain practical experience in cooperation with local orchestra musicians, ensembles and soloists. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2612   CRITICAL LISTENING II: ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2609 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. This course is an advanced level study of production techniques used in contemporary popular music. It is designed to be the second semester study of in-depth listening skills required of the mixing and mastering specialist. Listening examples will provide an overview of the history of innovations and revolutions in analog and digital technology. Sound aesthetics, stylistic trends, recording media and methods, mixing techniques, signal processing and mastering approaches will be analyzed and discussed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2640   POST PRODUCTION SOUND

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2601/2601L, MUS 1621, MUT 1001, or permission of the dean. This course is the study of contemporary audio post-production engineering techniques. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare the student for a career in post-production audio. Dialogue editing, sound effects, automated dialogue replacement (ADR), music editing, mixing, and delivery methods are topics of study. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2670   AVID PRO TOOLS 101/110

credits: 3  

Pre-requisite: MUM 2600 and MUS 1621. This course is the first semester of a two-semester course structure preparing the student for the Pro Tools Operator Certification Exam administered by Avid. This course is the introductory to advanced sequence for Avid Pro Tools LE software and hardware. The student will be eligible to take the Pro Tools 101 and Pro Tools 110 exams at the culmination of this course. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2671   AVID PRO TOOLS 201/210

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2670. This course is the second semester of a two-semester course structure preparing the student for the Pro Tools Operator Certification Exam administered by Avid. This course is the intermediate to advanced sequence for Avid Pro Tools HD software and hardware. The student will be eligible to take the Pro Tools 201 and Pro Tools 210 exams at the culmination of this course, and achieve Certified Pro Tools Operator status. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2672   PRO TOOLS FOR GAME AUDIO (PT130)

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUM 2601, MUM 2601L. This course is an in-depth study of production techniques used in creating and implementing game audio using the Avid Pro Tools audio production system. Analysis of game sonic requirements and workflow, audio element acquisition, sound effect production (Both foley and library), dialogue types, music usage, vehicle sounds, and cinematics will be studied, discussed, and demonstrated. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2677   LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT TECHNIQUES II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 1662. This course is an in-depth study of contemporary production techniques and tools used in live sound reinforcement and concert production. Conventional and in-ear monitor matrix mixing, and sound system design with practical application techniques will be studied. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2678   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUM 1629, MUM 1629L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 2678L. This course is a study of advanced contemporary audio engineering techniques. All aspects of working in the mixing phase of record production are topics of study and practice including; advanced processing techniques and effectual problem solving, automated mixing workflows and control surface concepts, sound/balance aesthetic decision making and mix-translation objectives. Assignments and exercises will add breadth and depth to students’ mixing experience, while following a model of industry-established collaborative roles, and exercises in creative communication protocol and common practice. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2678L   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES II - LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUM 1629, MUM 1629L and admission to the MIRA A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 2678. This course serves to provide the student with an applied, practical environment to work with advanced audio mixing techniques using concepts put forth in MUM 2678 with computer-based recording and mixing set-ups. Skills will be developed that will enable the student to work in an audio mixing environment at an intermediate to advanced level. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2679   AVID PRO TOOLS 310M (EXPERT CERTIFICATION)

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2671. This course is a third semester of a three-semester course structure preparing the student for the Pro Tools Operator Expert Certification Exam in Music administered by Avid. This course is the advanced level in the sequence for Avid Pro Tools HD software and hardware. The student will be eligible to take the Avid Pro Tools 310M exams at the culmination of this course, and achieve Expert Pro Tools Operator status. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2680   AUDIO ENGINEERING FOUNDATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, or permission of the dean. This course offers beginning to intermediate study and application of practical skills and concepts essential to career-paths in audio engineering and music production. Listening sessions and projects will focus on comparisons and evaluations of recordings, recording equipment, software and hardware, serving simultaneously as ear-training and skills-training in the proper methodology for making such comparisons. Through listening, we will examine basic audio principles and myths, recognize distortion types and phase issues, examine differences in sound between various types of recording and playback devices, processors and transducers. We will also engage in basic wiring/soldering and building projects, troubleshooting and solving basic acoustic and signal chain/wiring issues. The student will gain confidence and skill in establishing solid test procedures, troubleshooting processes and basic wiring skills applicable to any studio or live audio setting. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2681   AUDIO FOR BROADCAST FOUNDATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUS 1621, or permission of the Dean. This course is the study of contemporary audio for broadcast production engineering techniques. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare the student for a career in “over-the-air” and “internet” radio audio. Voice-over production, show construction, script writing, music editing, mixing, and delivery preparation are topics of study. The student will be prepared to participate in the MIRA Internet Radio Club for real-time production and broadcast. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2682   APPLIED MIXING TECHNIQUES

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: MUM 2678 or equivalent, and departmental permission. This course offers students individual, directed study in contemporary audio mixing techniques. Applying skills developed in prerequisite classes, students will work directly with the instructor and in peer-review class meetings, focusing on self-originated projects as well as "pool" projects, pairing them for collaboration with students working in other music production classes and disciplines. This process will challenge further refinement of technical skills, and offer essential experience in students' communication and collaboration aptitudes that will prove a distinct advantage as they enter this competitive industry. May be taken up to two times for credit. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar/peer-review class each week.

MUM 2700   AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC

credits: 1  
This course focuses on the fundamentals of the music business specific to managing performance, recording, publishing, and distribution trends. 16 contact hours.

MUM 2702   PROMOTING AND MERCHANDISING MUSICIANS

credits: 1  
This course focuses on strategies used to promote emerging musicians and their music. Specific resources are reviewed for creating promotional campaigns, increasing listener awareness, and developing a regular schedule of performing. Students will also review the most common contract terms entered into by musicians. 16 contact hours.

MUM 2707   PRACTICAL MUSIC BUSINESS

credits: 3  

This course covers the business and promotion of music and its related professions. Included are discussions and projects for the creation, growing, and marketing of your musical specialty. Topics include: developing and branding your talent, networking with others in the field of music to promote your profession, contract terms and negotiations, pricing, and the importance of maximizing opportunity. The retail and wholesale music business, musical instruction and working with musical volunteers will also be discussed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2944   INTERNSHIP: STUDIO ENGINEERING I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2602, MUT 1001, or permission of the dean. The Studio Engineering internship is designed to prepare and coordinate in-field experience for advanced students in a professional recording industry setting, such as recording studios, audio post-production facilities, or broadcast studios. Internship should help students to advance their skills and abilities through practical application of techniques and concepts discussed in other courses. The internship experience should also provide opportunities to further develop professionalism, problem-solving, resourcefulness and self-reliance, and may offer chances to establish contacts within the industry that lead to entry-level employment. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2945   INTERNSHIP: SOUND ENGINEERING II

credits: 1-4  

Prerequisite: MUM 1942 or permission of the dean. This course is the second of two semesters of study, and is designed to enable students to evolve individually, and as a group, toward the advanced utilization of sound engineering technology in a professional setting. Students will utilize audio engineering skills and techniques acquired in the classroom and previous internships, and apply these techniques in a pre-determined audio recording or live sound reinforcement situation. Students will explore their audio production discipline in a non-direct supervised, on-site, training program/internship for knowledge and experience. The emphasis will be a “hands-on” approach working with other students in an appropriately equipped performance venue and incorporating academic discussions and practices with job related experience. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to other assignments.

Topic I: Live Event Production
The Live Event Production internship is designed to enable students an opportunity to apply practices and techniques learned in the co requisite live sound reinforcement course. Students gain a backstage perspective and are provided opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and work ethic in a variety of venues working alongside industry professionals.

Topic II: Acoustic and Remote Recording
The Acoustic and Remote Recording internship is designed to prepare and coordinate in-field experience, to help students advance their skills and abilities through practical application of techniques and concepts discussed in the corequisite course. Assignments will involve cooperation with the Florida Orchestra, The Palladium, The SPC Music Center, recording studios and other settings. The internship experience should also provide opportunities to further develop professionalism, problem-solving, resourcefulness and self-reliance, and may offer chances to establish contacts within the industry that lead to entry-level employment.

Topic III: Studio Engineering
The Studio Engineering internship is designed to prepare and coordinate in-field experience for advanced students in a professional recording industry setting, such as recording studios, audio post-production facilities, or broadcast studios. Internship should help students to advance their skills and abilities through practical application of techniques and concepts discussed in other courses. The internship experience should also provide opportunities to further develop professionalism, problem-solving, resourcefulness and self-reliance, and may offer chances to establish contacts within the industry that lead to entry-level employment.


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