CCOG for MUC 237 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUC 237
Course Title:
Studio Recording Technology V
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Course Description

Covers intermediate to advanced skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Focuses on technology as a tool for creativity. Includes digital audio, DAW anatomy, signal routing, DAW tracking, critical listening, and pitch correction. This is the fifth course in a six-course sequence. Prerequisites: MUC 236. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon  completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Quantify and create 3D imaging.
  • Identify musical qualities and types of FX used.
  • Identify problems in current listening and recording environments and develop work arounds.
  • Correctly handle mics, stands, and cables.
  • Troubleshoot power and noise issue.
  • Demonstrate developing professional skills in time management and organization.

Course Activities and Design

  • Assignments
  • Critical listening activities
  • Individual and team-based projects
  • Lab-based activities and projects
  • Class participation, discussion, critique
  • Written exam

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be tested on techniques and functions by written exam. Labs are assessed on point accumulation based on demonstration of skills and critiques of material completed.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Mixing
  • Critical listening
  • Signal routing
  • DAW anatomy
  • Tracking
  • Pitch correction