Oct 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog

Music Technology and Sound Engineering, AAS


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This is the parent program for the Music Technology and Sound Engineering: MIDI and Audio Production, CPC  and Music Technology and Sound Engineering: MIDI Production, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 94-96

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by Arts Division  541.463.3108

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Matthew Svoboda 541.463.5736 Building 6, Room 138; Hisao Watanabe 541.463.5019, Building 6, Room 142; Seth Mulvihill 541.463.5184, Building 6, Room 137

Dean JS Bird

Purpose The music technology associate of applied science degree is designed to meet the training and experience needs of new college students, current industry professionals and artists who work with recording equipment, recording studios, and music technology equipment. The program also includes a robust emphasis on musicianship, including one year of music theory, lessons and performance experience.

This AAS degree covers essential skills used in the audio world and provides hands on experience with state of the art hardware and software. The experience and skills will allow graduates to more easily attain positions in the industry or assist them in starting their own small businesses. The foundation of musicianship and music theory will also allow motivated graduates to further their studies at a number of universities and colleges that offer music technology or electronic music undergraduate degrees, such as University of Oregon and Northwest Christian University.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate proficiency using software and hardware for recording, editing and processing music and audio for commercial and artistic purposes.
  • Identify and use a variety of microphones, preamplifiers, and other outboard signal processors.
  • Demonstrate skill in microphone selection and placement.
  • Analyze audio recordings in terms of frequency, stereo field, phase cancellation, and dynamic range.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of MIDI basics including: MIDI networks and MIDI sequencers.
  • Demonstrate understanding of technical vocabulary associated with audio engineering.
  • Demonstrate understanding of technical vocabulary associated with MIDI and MIDI software.
  • Engineer and produce recording sessions for many instruments and styles.
  • Do creative work under pressures of deadlines and scheduling time with clients.
  • Create high quality audio mixes for a variety of commercial and creative purposes.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in keyboards and/or other instrument(s).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical use of various studio file formats (AIFF, MP3).

Advising Judith Gates can be reached at ArtsPrograms@lanecc.edu

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Sound Engineering Technicians
Portland Metro 104 openings
Oregon statewide openings annually 4

Music Directors and Composers
Lane County openings 3
Oregon statewide openings annually 33

Media and Communications Workers
Lane County openings 0

Office and Administrative Support Workers
Lane County openings 29

Sound Engineering Technicians
Lane County average hourly wage $28.44

Music Directors and Composers
Lane County average hourly wage $18.86

Media and Communications Workers
Lane County average hourly wage $18.51

Office and Administrative Support Workers
Lane County average hourly wage $16.69

Estimated Program Cost 

Books   $1,000
Program Specific Fees   $400
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $9,743
  Total Estimated Cost $11,143

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

General Education


GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses


Group and Individual Lessons


Required: 3 credits of Individual Lessons, MUP 100- or 200-level. See course listings .

Required: Additional 3-4 credits, choice of Individual Lessons, Group Lessons (see approved list), or a combination of the two.

  • Individual Lessons must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.
  • Group Lessons can be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Directed Electives


DIRECTED ELECTIVES must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

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