Length: Two years, 90 credits
Estimated Cost: $11,143
- Books/Course Materials - $1,000
- Program-Specific Fees - $400
- Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $9,743
Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.
The purpose of this program is 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.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- 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).
General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Program Core Courses
All Music Fundamentals, Music Core, and MIDI/Sound Engineering courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. P/NP not accepted. Students must take a music theory placement test prior to enrollment in the Music Core. The music theory placement test is offered by the Music Department. Depending on music theory placement, some students may skip MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals and MUS 131 - Group Piano and replace them with Electives.
Ensemble courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Complete 12 credits from the following:
Individual Lessons must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. Group Lessons must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Required - Individual Lessons (3 credits):
- All students must complete 3 credits of Individual Lessons (MUP 100- or 200-level). See course listings for options.
Required - Individual / Group Lessons (3-4 credits):
- All students must complete an additional 3-4 credits of Individual Lessons (MUP 100- or 200-level), Group Lessons (options listed below), or a combination of both.
Program Electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Note: Students may use up to 3 credits of General Electives (any course 100-level or higher) toward meeting the Program Elective requirement.
Program Electives (13 credits) - Choose from the following:
Program Elective Options: