Music Courses
MURT 20 - Digital Audio Workstation
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Assess characteristics of various microphones and evaluate microphone technique strategies.
  2. Construct a multitrack session.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate implementation of basic techniques of audio signal flow through analog and digital signal chains.
  4. Develop a critical ear for aspects of individual tracks in a recording session.
  5. Explain the basic principles of acoustics and sound, including analog to digital audio conversion.


MURT 21 - Audio Recording I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Assess characteristics of various microphones and evaluate microphone technique strategies.
  2. Construct a multitrack session.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate implementation of basic techniques of audio signal flow through analog and digital signal chains.
  4. Develop a critical ear for aspects of individual tracks in a recording session.
  5. Explain the basic principles of acoustics and sound, including analog to digital audio conversion.
  6. Identify basic hardware components of a modern home recording studio.


MURT 22A - Electronic Music I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Analyze the layers of a multi-track electronic music piece.
  2. Properly wire MIDI instruments, computers, and digital interfaces.
  3. Recognize and operate basic electronic music instruments.
  4. Understand and implement the essential components of MIDI sequencing software.


MURT 22B - Electronic Music II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Analyze the layers of a multi-track electronic music piece.
  2. Properly wire MIDI instruments, computers, and digital interfaces.
  3. Recognize and operate basic electronic music instruments.
  4. Students will demonstrate advanced aptitude in the art of digital audio recording.
  5. Understand and implement the essential components of MIDI sequencing software.


MURT 23 - Audio Recording II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate an appropriate implementation of advanced techniques of audio signal flow through analog and digital signal chains of a complex multi-track recording session.
  2. Develop a critical ear for aspects of multiple tracks as well as overall mix in a complex multi-channel recording session.
  3. Produce hands-on recording sessions in both the studio and live concert settings.


MURT 24 - Advanced Mixing Techniques
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop and evaluate microphone technique strategies for various instrumental implementations.
  2. Explain basic principles of acoustics and sound perception.
  3. Identify and critique strengths and weaknesses in an individual and groups of tracks of a prerecorded mix.
  4. Identify, differentiate and assess the design and sonic characteristics of various microphones.
  5. Properly construct an audio signal chain through the components of an advanced recording studio console.


MURT 25 - Live Concert Sound
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Implement appropriate plan for recording a live event including microphones, wiring, speakers, equipment care and management.


MURT 26 - Music Business and the Law
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Become conversant with standard aspects of music contracts.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the legal issues involved with music licensing and distribution.
  3. Explain the process of copyright procedures.
  4. recognize the role and importance of music publishing.


MURT 28 - Music Industry Career Development
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop a business plan specific to individual music goals.
  2. Develop and implement effective strategies for concert promotion and artist management.
  3. Differentiate various career paths in the music industry.
  4. Recognize the role and importance of music merchandising.


MURT 31 - Sound Design
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Explain the basic principles of acoustics and sound, including analog to digital audio conversion.
  2. Explain the basic principles of acoustics and sound, including analog to digital audio conversion.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate implementation of basic techniques of audio signal flow through analog and digital signal chains.
  4. Assess characteristics of various microphones and evaluate microphone technique strategies.


MURT 32A - Game Audio Design I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Construct a multitrack sound design.
  2. Identify basic hardware components of a modern studio
  3. Explain the basic principles of acoustics and sound, including analog to digital audio conversion.
  4. Develop a critical ear.


MURT 32B - Game Audio Design II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Construct a multitrack session.
  2. Demonstrate an appropriate implementation of basic techniques of audio signal flow through analog and digital signal chains.
  3. Develop a critical ear for aspects of individual tracks in a recording session.
  4. Explain the basic principles of acoustics and sound, including analog to digital audio conversion.


MURT 50 - Music Industry Internship
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students learn and implement knowledge acquired in the classroom to a professional setting.
  2. Students will cultivate effective strategies for accomplishing specified professional tasks
  3. Students will practice and demonstrate professional behaviors in a real-world, non-academic setting.


MUSL 1 - Introduction to Music
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe the elements and materials of music.
  2. Identify compositions from various period in Western music.
  3. Synthesize factual information and historical evidence through informed listening, analysis, evaluation and discernment of musical elements, forms and repertoire


MUSL 28 - Musical Structure & Songwriting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify various popular musical forms and structures
  2. Compose music using fundamental Western theoretical concepts.
  3. Articulate the importance of the arts is society and culture


MUSL 2A - Harmony and Musicianship I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Examine and execute the material and structures of Western Art Music from 1450-present.
  2. Understand and use the modern Western system of notating music.
  3. Understand, recognize, and apply fundamental Western theoretical concepts.
  4. Compose music using fundamental Western theoretical concepts.
  5. Demonstrate basic musicianship skills including sight singing, rhythmn reading, aural recognition, dictation, and keyboard realization.
  6. Understand the historical aspects of the development of the theoretical concepts discussed throughout the course.


MUSL 2B - Harmony and Musicianship II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Compose music using fundamental Western theoretical concepts.
  2. Demonstrate basic musicianship skills including sight singing, rhythmn reading, aural recognition, dictation, and keyboard realization.
  3. Examine and execute the material and structures of western Art Music from 1450-present.
  4. Understand and use the modern, Western system of notating music.
  5. Understand the historical aspects of the development of the theoretical concepts discussed throughout the course.
  6. Understand, recognize, and apply fundamental Western theoretical concepts.


MUSL 2C - Harmony and Musicianship III
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Compose music using fundamental Western theoretical concepts.
  2. Demonstrate basic musicianship skills including sight singing, rhythmn reading, aural recognition, dictation, and keyboard realization.
  3. Examine and executed the material and structures of western Art Music from 1450-present.
  4. Understand and use the modern, Western system of notating music.
  5. Understand the historical aspects of the development of the theoretical concepts discussed throughout the course.
  6. Understand, recognize, and apply fundamental Western theoretical concepts.


MUSL 2D - Harmony and Musicianship IV
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Compose music using 20th and 21st century theoretical concepts and techniques.
  2. Demonstrate advanced musicianship skills including sight singing, rhythmn reading, aural recognition, dictation, and keyboard realization.
  3. Understand and use the modern, Western system of notating music.
  4. Understand the historical aspects of the development of the theoretical concepts discussed throughout the course.
  5. Understand, recognize, and apply advanced 20th century Western theoretical concepts.


MUSL 3 - World Music
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Distinguish unique musical characteristices and styles of non-western music
  2. Music-Cultures: Identify and compare cultural contexts of different "music-cultures."
  3. Musical Perception: Aural identification and differentiation of musical styles.


MUSL 4 - Jazz Styles
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Communicate the historical importance of the art form and its origins
  2. Identify the basic elements of musical form and structure
  3. Synthesize factual information and historical evidence through informed listening, analysis, evaluation and discernment of musical elements, form, and repertoire


MUSL 42A - Jazz Theory I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify, understand and analyze the jazz forms and structures
  2. Demonstrate basic jazz musicianship skills including sight singing, rhythm reading, aural recognition, dictation, and realization


MUSL 42B - Jazz Theory II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate intermediate jazz musicianship skills including sight singing, rhythm reading, aural recognition, dictation, and realization
  2. Identify, understand and analyze the jazz forms and structure


MUSL 5 - American Cultures in Music
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Synthesize factual information and historical evidence through informed listening, analysis, evaluation and discernment of musical elements forms and repertorie
  2. Communicate the importance and history of the American musical landscape.
  3. Identify various musical forms and structures


MUSL 6 - Basic Music Skills
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of aural and written concepts as they apply to musical structure.
  2. Identify melody, harmony, and rhythm while listening to music.
  3. Understanding and ability write musical notation.


MUSL 8 - History of Rock and Roll and Popular Music
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. articulate the influence of modern technology on musical instruments and recording techniques
  2. differentiate between various styles of rock and polular music
  3. Synthesize factual information and historical evidence through informed listening, analysis, evaluation and discernment of musical elements, forms and repertoire