Jun 02, 2020  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Performing Arts, Music Production and Technology Concentration, AA


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The Associate of Applied Arts in Performing Arts (Music Production and Technology Concentration) is designed for students who desire the opportunity to focus on blending music and technology. The program emphasizes hands-on practice with recording programs along with creative music studies. Topics of study include music theory, applied lessons, and studio production. This concentration will prepare students for beginning recording careers such as audio technician, music producer, recording artist, and composer.

Recipients of the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in Music Production and Technology will have demonstrated:

  1. Understanding and use of music studio technology and software systems;
  2. Basic piano/keyboard and/or other music performance music skills as they translate into music production;
  3. Comprehension of basic music theory and aural theory skills as they translate into the music studio environment;
  4. Comprehension of the skills and knowledge necessary to apply the tools of the modern recording studio in the professional audio industry; and
  5. Successful communication within the music production and technology environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.

Required Courses for Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Music Production and Technology:

Freshman Year


First Semester: 15 Hours


Second Semester: 16 Hours


Sophomore Year


Third Semester: 14 Hours


Fourth Semester: 16 Hours


Total Credit Hours: 61


SPCH 110  or SPCH 115  (grade of “C” or higher)

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts from BPCC.

#For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102  instead of MATH 101 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

* Fine Arts Elective

Approved MUSC Elective: Combination of 1 ensemble (MUSC 140:Concert Band , MUSC 148:Concert Choir , or MUSC 149:Chamber Singers ) plus 1 applied lesson (MUSC 230 -MUSC 242  ) for 3 credit hours total

Approved COMM Elective: COMM 105  , COMM 108 COMM 111 COMM 150 COMM 201  , COMM 202  , COMM 259  , COMM 299  

**Humanities elective must be chosen from  ENGL 201  , ENGL 202  , ENGL 250  , ENGL 251  , ENGL 252  , ENGL 255  , ENGL 256  , ENGL 257  ; FREN 101  , FREN 102  , FREN 201  ; HIST 101  , HIST 102  , HIST 103  , HIST 104  , HIST 201  , HIST 202  , HIST 203  ; HMAN 201  , HMAN 202  , HMAN 203  ; RLGN 201 , RLGN 202 , RLGN 203 SPAN 101  , SPAN 102  , SPAN 201  

***Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201 , ANTH 202 ; BADM 201 , BADM 202 ; CJUS 101 ; GPHY 101 , GPHY 102 GPHY 105 POSC 201 , POSC 202 ; PSYC 201 , PSYC 205 , PSYC 206 , PSYC 210 PSYC 220 , PSYC 225 , PSYC 290 ; SLGY 201 , SLGY 202 , SLGY 203 , SLGY 204 , SLGY 207 SLGY 290   

****Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105 , BLGY 106 , BLGY 107 ; PHSC 105 , PHSC 106 , PHSC 107 , PHSC 110 , PHSC 111 ; SCI 101 , SCI 102  

Additional Requirements for the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Music Production and Technology:


  • Music majors in the Music Production and Technology concentration who are enrolled in applied lessons or ensembles are required to perform on student recitals and for music juries.
  • Music majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC 122   Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence. A student placing out of MUSC 100   (Music Fundamentals) into MUSC 122   (Theory I) will choose an additional approved 3-hour COMM Elective instead of MUSC 100. 

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