May 24, 2020
The Electronic/MIDI Music Production Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in electronic music technology including MIDI music production, sequencing, synthesis and sampling. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Music should follow the Music AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide. Some schools accept credits from this program toward a more advanced degree.
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AAAS Degree (120 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 120 Credits
Completion Award: A.A.A.S. Degree
Enrollment: Fall (recommended), Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Students without secure knowledge of music fundamentals and keyboard ability should take MUSC 100 and MUSC 120 before taking MUSC& 141 .
Core Curriculum - 19 Credits
Communication Skills (5 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Human Relations (2 Credits)
Computer Systems (2 Credits)
Music Tech/Music Requirements - 101 Credits
Approval To Graduate
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Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
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Sample Schedule for A.A.A.S. Degree
* Courses meet the General Education/Related Instruction Requirements
Electronic/MIDI Music Production-What is it?
Electronic/MIDI music production technology is used in music, radio, television and audio recording studios for advertising jingle writing/production, multimedia production (CD/DVD/online/video game/mobile) and music composition. This program prepares students for careers in music studio production and related occupations. Students develop “hands-on” skills in modern electronic music technology, as well as how to use electronic instruments to manipulate sound and create music. Focus is on Macintosh applications.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Use and program electronic music equipment to sample, sequence, synthesize and produce music.
- Explain and apply fundamentals of music theory in the creation, evaluation and interpretation of musical compositions.
- Apply basic principles of audio production, amplification and recording, and electronic music implementation.
- Safely and appropriately use and maintain electronic audio equipment.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Electronic/MIDI Music Production?
The rapid development of recent technology continues to create growth in the MIDI music production industry. Graduates are hired as electronic music producers/technicians, jingle writers, multimedia producers.
Potential employers include: The majority of electronic music technicians work on a freelance or independent contractor basis. For more, please visit career information and resources at https://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696