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Music - Technology


MUST 112   BASIC HOME RECORDING

MUST 115   INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MUSIC

MUST 125   MIDI & ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC COMPOSITION

MUST 220   RECORDING I

MUST 225   ELECTRIC MONSTER LAPTOP ENSEMBLE

MUST 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

MUST 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

MUST 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

MUST 294   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP 

MUST 305   ORCHESTRATION FOR NEW MEDIA

MUST 320   RECORDING II

MUST 341   SOUND DESIGN & SYNTHESIS

MUST 350   REAL-TIME COMPUTER MUSIC 

MUST 380   INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS I: FILM

MUST 382   INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS II

MUST 384   FILM SCORING

MUST 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

MUST 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

MUST 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

MUST 494   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

MUST 498   INTERNSHIP

MUST 499R  SENIOR PROJECT/CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

MUST 544   COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS 


MUST 112 BASIC HOME RECORDING
S 3 cr. LAB 3
-- This class will familiarize students with information and processes in a functioning home studio using Pro Tools. Through hands-on tutorials, the students will develop essential techniques for setup, recording, editing, and basic mixing.

MUST 115 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MUSIC
F, S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- First course in the Music Technology Sequence. Concepts and terms, creative projects using software and hardware, historical background, an introduction to the music industry, and tools for building self-directed careers within the changing field of music technology.

MUST 125 MIDI SEQUENCING & NOTATION
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MUST 115, and permission of instructor.
-- Continuation of the MIDI component of Introduction to Digital Music. Composition and music notation, synthesizer programming, constructing an integrated music technology studio, and advanced applications for film and theatre.

MUST 220 RECORDING I
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: MTEC Major status.
-- Introduction to, and exploration of, technologies and concepts used to create, record, edit, format, manufacture, reinforce and reproduce audio. Combination of lecture and hands-on learning.

MUST 225 ELECTRIC MONSTER LAPTOP ENSEMBLE
S 2 cr. LAB 2.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor required.
-- Performance and study of music making in an ensemble of mainly laptop computers. Computer music programming skills as well as music performance experience desirable.

MUST 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

MUST 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

MUST 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

MUST 294 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
On Demand 1 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
-- Topics offered which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion materials.

MUST 305 ORCHESTRATION FOR NEW MEDIA
S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: MTEC majors: MUST 125 and permission of instructor; other majors: permission of instructor only.
-- Study of the full orchestra , its subgroups, and integration of software instruments for orchestrating music in today's music world.

MUST 320 RECORDING II
F 3 cr. LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: MUST 220, formal admission to the MTEC Major, and permission of instructor.
-- An advanced laboratory course in recording and mixing, to include microphone techniques, outboard gear, recording and mixing individual instruments and ensembles, mastering techniques, session management, and business organization.

MUST 341 SOUND DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MTEC Major status and MUST 220.
-- Students will explore artistic and scientific applications of recent research in sound, including software for analysis-resynthesis, noise reduction, cross-synthesis, physical modeling, and acoustical analysis. Links between music composition, acoustics, computer science, and multimedia post production are emphasized.

MUST 350 REAL-TIME COMPUTER MUSIC
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MTech status and permission of instructor required.
-- Study of the real-time interactive computer music programming environment Max/MSP/Jitter. Students will learn standard objects and operational strategies in the program by building small modules and assembling them into larger patches, which then facilitate compositions and performances.

MUST 380 INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS I: FILM I
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: MUS Majors: MUST 115 and consent of instructor. Cross listed with MTA 347
-- For upper-level Film and Music Technology students. Exploration of cross-disciplinary techniques in multimedia art. Individual and collaborative projects with visuals and sound. Overview of the history of audio art, video art and experimental film.

MUST 382 INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS II
S 3 cr. RCT 3 May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
PREREQUISITE: MUS Majors: Music Technology major status and permission of instructor only.
-- Topics vary by semester in this interdisciplinary course connecting Music Technology with other departments.

MUST 384 FILM SCORING
F 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: MUST 125 and MUST 305 or consent of instructor.
-- The course objective is to provide the student with knowledge and guidance through the various stages of the process of creating original music to accompany a visual medium. While no previous film scoring experience is required, a fundamental background in music theory, keyboard skills, and music technology is preferred.

MUST 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

MUST 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MUST 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

MUST 494 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
F,S,Su On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

MUST 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 6 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

MUST 499R SENIOR RECITAL/CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
F 3 cr. LEC 2, SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in MTEC program (MTEC and Composition/Orchestration coursework must be completed or in progress).
-- Creation and public performance of a large-scale work incorporating original sound design (film score, multimedia work, EP-length album, or theatrical soundtrack) plus research paper synthesizing knowledge and inquiry in the Music Technology major.

MUST 544 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS
Su 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Master of Education with emphasis in Music program. Other graduate programs and non-degree-seeking graduate students by permission of instructor.
-- An introduction to computer applications in music, including music notation, audio recording, and basic composition with audio and MIDI. This course is particularly geared toward music educators.

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