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Music Technology

Basic Certificate (BC)

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The basic certificate program in Music Technology is the study of techniques and standards needed for a career as a recording engineer, producer, professional musician or composer/arranger. Completion of the program can lead to employment with advertising agencies, recording studios, recording companies, video game companies, publishing companies or radio stations or as a freelance artist. The field is highly competitive, but employment opportunities are growing. 
 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

094

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Courses

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Prerequisites

  CH
Music
MUSIC 101
Fundamentals of Music Theory 3
Introduction to music theory and application: rhythm, meter, scales, intervals, triads and musical terminology; development of aural and keyboard skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. No credit toward graduation for music majors.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 or Higher or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program General Requirements

  CH

Program Core Requirements

24 CH
Digital Multimedia
DMD 115
Digital Audio 3
This is a studio course in which the primary orientation is the development of the student's portfolio. The course will investigate and develop soundtracks for video, film and multimedia. Students will develop soundtracks using digitized sounds, traditional foley effects, general midi music and dubbed effects, with the primary emphasis on the creation of a video and multimedia soundtrack. The use of professional sound and editing techniques will be emphasized. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
Music
MUSIC 102
Music Theory I 3
Realization of figured and unfigured bases and harmonization of melodies. Triads and inversions. Harmonic analysis. Keyboard application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 101, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 103
Music Theory II 3
Realization of figured and unfigured bass and harmonization of melodies. Chords of the seventh and ninth sequences, diatonic modulation. Harmonic analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 102, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 105
Group Piano I 2
Class instruction in beginning piano techniques through study in small groups. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 1 lecture and 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 106
Group Piano II 2
Continuation of Music 105. Minimum of six hours practice per week required for credit. Students majoring in music are required to take two semesters of study with a private instructor following this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 105, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 111
Aural & Keyboard Skills I 2
Sight singing, ear training and rhythmic dictation with keyboard application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 101, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 204
Commercial Music Workshop I 2
Composition, arrangement, and performance of commercial music. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
MUSIC 205
Commercial Music Workshop II 2
Continuation of Music 204. Extended original composition; use of microphone and recording techniques; their influence upon orchestration. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 204, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
MUSIC 221
Music Literature & History 3
Introduction to the standard concert repertory through intensive guided listening. Representative works by major composers are chosen to illustrate the principal styles, forms and techniques of vocal and instrumental music. Assumes a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the elements of music. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 225
Individual Project 2
Individual project as determined with the instructor. Students would also be required to complete an internship as chosen through a discussion with the instructor. Eligibility for course repetition for additional credit hours determined by the instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated four credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

2 CH
Music
MUSIC 112
Aural & Keyboard Skills II 2
Continuation of Music 111. Advanced ear training and sight singing, melodic dictation and more complex harmonic structures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 111, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

  CH

 

  CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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