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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

November 18, 2005

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jannis Floyd, Retan Center 208-D, ext. 4795, jfloyd@mansfield.edu.

Curricular Action Notice: Music

Program Change: Music

 

Rationale: Expand the existing music business program to a two-track program with concentrations in music business and music technology.
Specific changes to the existing music business program:

  • Replace the existing list of business electives on the music business ER (ACC1100; BUS1130; BUS3330; BUS3370; CIS1103; COM2210; ECO1102) with the courses from one of three existing 18-credit Business minors: Business Administration, Management, or Marketing (chosen by advisement)
  • Reduce the number of secondary applied (MAP 11__) credits from 6 to 3
  • Add MU 3314 Computer-Based Music Notation (1 credit) and MU 3313 Electronic Music as program requirements (2 credits)

Addition of the Music Technology Track

  • Reduce the number of secondary applied (MAP 11__) credits from 6 to 3
  • Add MU 3314 Computer-Based Music Notation (1 credit) and MU 3313 Electronic Music as program requirements (2 credits)
  • Remove the existing 21 credits of business electives. Replace with:
  • Music Technology track:
    • Courses from Computer Science: CIS 1104 Computer Science I (3 credits); CIS 3330 Computer Organization (3 credits)
    • Courses from Communications: COM 2201 Mass Media (3 credits); COM 3270 Audio Production (3 credits)
    • Two new upper-division music courses: MU 4414Recording Arts (3 credits); MU 4413Studio Production Techniques (3 credits)

New Courses

  1. MU 4414: Recording Arts 3 credits
    Purpose and Nature of Course:
    Upper division course in music technology, focused on professional sound recording studio techniques. This course is integral to the proposed “Bachelor of Music in Music Industry: Music Technology Track.”
    Course Description for Catalog
    Seminar in digital audio workstation (DAW) recording: emphasis will be placed on sound recording, editing, and mixing processes through hands-on experience. Students will collaborate to produce high-quality recordings within several musical genres.
    Prerequisites: MU 3313
    Co-requisites: MU 44__ Studio Production Techniques (see associated new course proposal)
  2. MU 4413 Studio Production Techniques 3 credits
    Purpose and Nature of Course:
    Upper division course in music technology, focused on professional sound recording studio techniques and equipment. This course is integral to the proposed “Bachelor of Music with Concentration in Music Technology.”
    Description:
    An introduction to recording studio hardware and software, including interface modules, processors, sound modules (samplers and synthesizers), studio wiring and networks, MIDI control, mixing consoles, and studio etiquette.
    Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ MU 3313
    Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) _COM 3270
  3. MU 5514 Computer-Based Music Notation 1 credit
    Purpose and Nature of Course:
    Introduction to music notation techniques and standards using computer-based notation software. Currently offered on the undergraduate level as MU 3314. This would be a cross-listing of that course for the benefit of students in the MA in Music programs.
    Course Description for Catalog:
    This course provides hands-on instruction in computer-based music notation. Common software applications (Finale, Sibelius, etc.) and standard conventions and techniques of music notation are explored.
    If taught dual-level or cross-listed with another department, list: Prefix: MU 3314

Course Change

Old Course Title: MU 4489 INTERNSHIP: MUSIC MERCHANDISING
New Course Title: MU 4489 INTERNSHIP: MUSIC INDUSTRY
Purpose and nature of change:
Change the title (only) of the music business internship to better reflect the diversity and nature of internships pursued by students in the music business program.
Course Description for Catalog:
A 14-week internship in the music industry intended as a capstone experience for the Industry program. Internships may take place in the fields of music products retail and wholesale, arts management, marketing, promotions, recording, and/or production. Students are encouraged to make contact with potential internship programs well before their internship semester.
Prerequisites: MU 4481
Enrollment restrictions: Limited to majors in the music industry program who have completed all other coursework for the degree.

 

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