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Sound Arts
Course Code
SNDA 1310  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Sound Arts 1: The Nature and Control of Sound 
Description This course introduces you to sound: its fundamental nature; the manner in which it is controlled in air, as well as in the worlds of electronics and computers; and ways in which it can be formed to create art. Along with the exploration of theory and concepts related to sound control, you will complete individual exercises in the sound labs, culminating in the creation, recording and final mixdown of an original artwork. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
SNDA 1320  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Sound Arts 2: Advanced Recording and Sync 
Description This course extends your theoretical base in sound with exploration of advanced topics in analog signal flow, gain-staging and processing, as well as the foundations of nonlinear digital recording, sampling, synthesis, editing, and time coding. Theory moves to practical lab experience in live multitrack recording and mixing. You will do individual and group recording projects in MCTC sound studios involving music, dialogue and effects; work with commercial production music; and tie sound projects to video or film. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 1310.



Course Code
SNDA 1360  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Sound Arts History and Literature 
Description In this course, you will explore the relationship between technology and the sound arts by listening to, reading about and discussing important music recordings, film soundtracks and videos from the body of works created in these media. Using a historical perspective, a study will be made of the electronic and computer music produced in institutional and private studios through this century, the landmark pop and rock recordings, the development of film music and sound design and the effect of technology on live performance. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 1310 and MUSC 1150.



Course Code
SNDA 2330  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Sound Arts 3: Advanced Digital Sound and Music 
Description This is an advanced course focusing on the operation of the digital desktop studio as a tool for practical application of the theories and concepts learned up to this point in the Sound Arts program. Recording and conversion will be reviewed prior to the exploration of advanced techniques in synthesis, sampling, editing, signal processing and mixing, both within the nonlinear environment and in the larger digital studio. Data transfer in several formats will be considered. You will become familiar with a variety of hardware and software and will complete a final project in a chosen area. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 1320.

Co-requisites

SNDA 2340.

 


Course Code
SNDA 2340  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Sound Arts 4: Form and Design 
Description This is an advanced course focusing on the use of high-technology studios in the composition and production of a set of art works in sound design and music. Principles of form and design studied in previous courses will be amplified and made specific in several projects. You will experience the creative process from start to finish; lay the groundwork for the final, larger project to come; and provide a portfolio of finished works for the benefit of potential employers or clients. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 1320.

Co-requisites

SNDA 2330

 


Course Code
SNDA 2350  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Sound Arts 5: Final Project 
Description You will complete a major final project in sound, based upon the concepts, theories and practical experience absorbed during the course of your degree program in Sound Arts. You will demonstrate technical competence by composing or designing, recording or generating, processing and mixing down to final master, a work in music or sound design grown from a personal vision. Discoveries, problems, new techniques and other experiences will be shared by you in a class-seminar atmosphere. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 2330 and SNDA 2340.



Course Code
SNDA 2370  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Project Studio Design 
Description In this course, you will learn how to design a personal, individualized studio for professional work in music or sound design as studied in the Sound Arts program. Topics include relating room design to the end-product envisioned, cost planning, acoustic treatment and control, AC and electronic interface design and ergonomics. After completing the course, you will have an actual design plan for your specific real or envisioned studio space. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 1320.



Course Code
SNDA 2380  Credits 2.00 Int./Prac. View Details
Title Internship 
Description The Internship provides second-year Sound Arts students with an opportunity to work in the industry. Internship placement will reflect your personal direction in Sound Arts. The Internship is available only to degree-seeking students. You are required to notify the internship coordinator in advance of placement and registration. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 1310 and SNDA 1320.



Course Code
SNDA 2390  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Sound Arts as Business 
Description This course examines the prospect of developing, creating and delivering music and sound art for financial gain, as an independent artist or technician. You will learn to match industry needs to your particular talents and interests, develop a business plan for reaching your goal, perform basic bookkeeping and tax procedures, market your business and protect and profit from your art through copyright and other means. You will leave this course with a better understanding of the business side of the music and sound industry and with practical techniques necessary for working in the area. 
Prerequisites  

SNDA 1310 and acceptance into the Sound Arts Program.