Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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MUST 100 - Introduction to Music and Technology

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to the use of technology in music and its industry. It provides insight into building self-directed careers and is a basic exploration of music composition through the use of DAW.  The introductory study of electronic music provides beginning skills to record at home, make your own electronic music, or produce other people’s music.  This course employs the study of electronic music composition, hands-on recording, and sound-design.  This is a lab-based class where the majority of time will be spent creating electronic music. This course may be repeated for a total of six credits. Students receiving financial aid or veterans’ benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before repeating this course. (Intermittently)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Develop basic skills to manipulate a DAW program.
  • Study the process of music composition and creativity.
  • Learn the basics of mixing and mastering compositions.
  • Create compositions throughout the course based on differing genres of electronic music.
  • Study a brief survey of the history of electronic music and electronic art music.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic acoustics and music theory.
  • Discuss the roles of electronic music within the field of professional music careers.

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