Music Production and Recording Arts B.S.

An audition or portfolio submission is required for acceptance into this program.

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Music Production and Recording Arts requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Music Core - Students placing into MUS 1300, complete the following: 13 sh

MUS 1051ELON CHORALE

1 sh

MUS 1300THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 1310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC I

3 sh

MUS 1315AURAL SKILLS I

1 sh

MUS 1320THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC II

3 sh

MUS 1325AURAL SKILLS II

1 sh

Total Credit Hours:0-13

Music Core - Students placing into MUS 1310/1315, complete the following: 13 sh

MUS 1051ELON CHORALE

1 sh

MUS 1310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC I

3 sh

MUS 1320THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC II

3 sh

MUS 1315AURAL SKILLS I

1 sh

MUS 1325AURAL SKILLS II

1 sh

MUS 2310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC III

3 sh

MUS 2315AURAL SKILLS III

1 sh

Total Credit Hours:0-13

Choose one course from the following: 4 sh

MUS 3440WORLD MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 3402CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 3400MUSIC HISTORY FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS STUDENT

4 sh

MUS 3420HISTORY OF JAZZ

4 sh

MUS 3403HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC

4 sh

In addition, each Music Production and Recording Arts major must complete:

(a) two semesters of applied music lessons 4 sh

(b) two Music Department ensembles 2 sh

(c) MUS 0010 Departmental Recital each semester of residency as a Music Production and Recording Arts major

Technology Core: 23 sh

PHY 1050THE PHYSICS OF SOUND

4 sh

MUS 2825INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

4 sh

MUS 2815CRITICAL LISTENING

1 sh

MUS 3825STUDIO TECHNIQUES I

4 sh

MUS 3845SURVEY OF MUSIC BUSINESS

4 sh

MUS 3865MUSIC POSTPRODUCTION

4 sh

MUS 4970SENIOR SEMINAR

2 sh

Choose a Concentration

Recording Arts

Required courses: 12 sh

MUS 3885LIVE SOUND PRODUCTION AND RECORDING

4 sh

MUS 4825STUDIO TECHNIQUES II

4 sh

MUS 4985MUSIC TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP

1-4 sh

Students must complete 4 sh of MUS 4985

Choose one course from the following: 4 sh

ART 1140TIME ARTS

4 sh

ART 2600INTRODUCTION TO INTERMEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

4 sh

CTA 3260CINEMA PRODUCTION

4 sh

CTA 3650EDITING THE MOVING IMAGE

4 sh

Music Production

Required courses: 8 sh

MUS 2350INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION AND ORCHESTRATION

4 sh

MUS 3835THE ART OF SONGCRAFT

4 sh

Total Credit Hours:0-8

Music Theory Requirement - complete 4 sh from the following:

Students may not count MUS 2310/2315 in both Major and Concentration requirements.

MUS 2310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC III

3 sh

MUS 2315AURAL SKILLS III

1 sh

MUS 2320THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV

3 sh

MUS 2325AURAL SKILLS IV

1 sh

Total Credit Hours:0-4

In addition, each major with a Music Production concentration must complete:

(a) Four additional semester hours from applied composition lessons, applied instrumental or voice lessons, or Music Department ensembles 4 sh

(b) Keyboard proficiency

Total Credit Hours:0-4

Total Credit Hours: 16

1.1 Students will demonstrate competency in signal flow, gain structure, microphone technique, multi-­‐track audio recording, editing, and mixing on analog and digital mixing consoles using industry standard DAW software.

1.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to act competently in all standard music production workflow roles, including engineer, assistant, runner, producer, and artist.

2.1 Students will demonstrate competency in the fundamental concepts and terminology of music theory, including tonal harmony, correct voice-­‐leading, sight-­‐singing, and ear-­‐training.

2.2 Students will demonstrate basic musical competency on their primary instrument of study or voice.

3.1 Students will demonstrate qualities of music industry professionals through effective planning, preparation, and project management, creating deliverables or other required content according to format specifications and on deadline.

3.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and formal presentations and informal professional settings.

4.1 Students will apply the musical and technical knowledge they have acquired in their course of study to the development and creation of a high-­‐quality capstone portfolio demonstrating broad proficiency in the Learning Goals outlined in this PSLA and a more advanced level of competency in a more focused area of specialization or interest within the music industry in line with their MPRA concentration.

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