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Awards - Sound Arts
Title
Sound Arts 
Award Associate of Science 
Total Credits for Award 60.00 
Admission Requirements

Sound Arts courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.

 
Program Description

MCTC's Sound Arts program will teach you to artistically produce and create quality sound, using the most current high-tech equipment and computer software available. The core of the program the first of its kind in the Midwest is a series of five comprehensive sound arts courses encompassing the physics of sound, analog and digital theory, and artistic form. MCTC's experienced faculty also will provide extensive hands-on training, teaching you to operate electronic and digital equipment and encouraging you to develop your own creative vision. You will broaden your knowledge by studying sound arts history and literature, music theory and design, and the business of sound arts. The program will help you master the specific procedures for recording, manipulating and mixing sound in a studio. You will even learn how to design your own studio for professional work in music or sound design.

 
Program Learning Outcome #1 Synthesize the fundamental principles governing control of acoustic, analog and digital sound; to apply them in artistic and industry work 
Program Learning Outcome #2 Integrate skill and craft with the use of sound tools and professional practices 
Program Learning Outcome #3 Exercise thoughtful judgment in making artistic, technical and professional choices 
Program Learning Outcome #4 Demonstrate creativity and vision in recognizing and producing work that achieves its own ends 
Program Learning Outcome #5 Assess a range of technical and aesthetic challenges and adapt by applying listening and communication skills distinctive to the field 

Course Requirements: First Semester

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 MUSC 1150

 Fundamentals of Music

 3.00

 SNDA 1310

 Sound Arts 1: The Nature and Control of Sound

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 12.00

 
Course Requirements: Second Semester

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CMST 2011

 Small Group Communication

 3.00

 SNDA 1320

 Sound Arts 2: Digital Principles of Sound

 3.00

 SNDA 1360

 Sound Arts History and Literature

 3.00

 *General Education

 Choose 3 credits from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 Program Electives

 Choose 3 credits from the Program Electives list

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00

Program Elective Courses: Choose 3 credits from the list below

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CIST 1102

 Cinema History 2

 3.00

 *CIPR 1105

 Topics in Cinema Production

 3.00

 *CSCI 1500

 Introduction to Programming

 3.00

 MUSC 1000

 Introduction to Music

 3.00

 MUSC 1010

 American Popular Music 1: The History and Development of Jazz

 3.00

 MUSC 1020

 American Popular Music 2: History and Development of Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll

 3.00

 MUSC 1060

 Introduction to World Music

 3.00

 MUSC 1175

 Music Theory and Ear Training 1

 4.00

 MUSC 2175

 Music Theory and Ear Training 2

 4.00

 THTR 1131

 Theatre and Its Elements: Intro to Theater

 3.00

*CIPR 1105 and CSCI 1500 do not meet an MnTC Goal Area and may not be offered every semester.

 
Course Requirements: Third Semester

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 SNDA 2330

 Sound Arts 3: Recording and Digital Production

 4.00

 SNDA 2340

 Sound Arts 4: Form and Design in Sound

 3.00

 SNDA 2370

 Project Studio Design

 3.00

 *General Education

 Choose 6 credits from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 6.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Fourth Semester

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 SNDA 2350

 Sound Arts 5: Final Project

 3.00

 SNDA 2380

 Internship

 2.00

 SNDA 2390

 Sound Arts as Business

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose 6 credits from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 6.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00

General Education Courses (30 Credits):

To earn the Sound Arts A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 30 credits of General Education coursework as follows: 

Nine credits of program-required General Education courses are required: CMST 2011, ENGL 1110 and MUSC 1150. An additional 21 credits of General Education electives must also be completed, and must include at least three credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10.

Within the 30 general education credits required for this program, coursework must be completed from at least six different MnTC Goal Areas.

Note: *CMST 2011 and ENGL 1110 satisfy MnTC Goal Area 1 requirement, and MUSC 1150 satisfies MnTC Goal Area 6.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.