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2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, CTS

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The Music Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) program is designed for students who wish to combine the study of music with music 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 provide basic instruction for students for beginning recording careers such as audio technician, music producer, recording artist, and composer.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipents of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music will have demonstrated:

  1. Basic 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. Basic comprehension of music theory and aural theory skills as they translate into the music studio environment.

Required Courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music:

First Semester: 14 Hours

Second Semester: 17 Hours

Total for Certificate: 31

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 Certificate of Technical Studies in Music from BPCC.

Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate: place out of READ 099  ; place into ENGL 101  ; and place into MATH 099   as documented by ACT, placement tests, or course completion.

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.

* Approved COMM Electives
COMM 105  
COMM 107  
COMM 108  

COMM 111  
COMM 201  
COMM 202  
COMM 259  
COMM 299  

** Approved Studio Lessons
MUSC 230:Applied Piano 
MUSC 231:Applied Voice 
MUSC 232:Applied Flute 
MUSC 233:Applied Oboe 
MUSC 234:Applied Clarinet 
MUSC 235:Applied Bassoon 
MUSC 236:Applied Saxophone 
MUSC 237:Applied Trumpet 
MUSC 238:Applied Horn 
MUSC 239:Applied Trombone 
MUSC 240:Applied Tuba/Euphonium 
MUSC 241:Applied Percussion 
MUSC 242:Applied Classical Guitar  

*** Approved Music Ensembles
MUSC 140:Concert Band 
MUSC 144:Jazz Ensemble 
MUSC 148:Concert Choir 
MUSC 149:Chamber Singers  

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