Petition to Major

Students are admitted to a specialization on the basis of a petition to major process, which occurs during the spring of the freshmen or sophomore year. The petition to major process differs for each specialization, and students should contact the department chairs or area coordinators for more information. Students are not permitted to enroll in classes in the specialization until they have passed their petition to major.

Course Requirements

REC 200

INTRODUCTION TO SOUND RECORDING TECHNOLOGY

Introductory course to acquaint students with concepts and techniques of sound recording technology. Open to all music students and required for SRT majors.
Prerequisites:
Status as a Music student is a prerequisite for this class.

REC 201

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY I

Open only to SRT majors. Basic studies in audio engineering with technological application in recording studio settings. Emphasis on acoustics, microphones, and microphone techniques. This is part of a two-year sequence of courses for sound recording technology majors.
Prerequisites:
REC 200, MUS 230, PHY 110, PHY 206 and PHY 232 are a prerequisite for this class.

REC 202

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY II

Open only to SRT majors. Basic studies in audio engineering with technological application in recording studio settings. Emphasis on principles of digital recording andediting. This is part of a two-year sequence of courses for sound recording technology majors.
Prerequisites:
REC 201 is a prerequisite for this class.

REC 203

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY III

Open only to SRT majors. Basic studies in audio engineering with technological application in recording studio settings. Emphasis analog recording and signal processing. This is part of a two-year sequence of courses for sound recording technology majors.
Prerequisites:
REC 202 is a prerequisite for this class.

REC 301

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY IV

Open only to SRT majors. Basic studies in audio engineering with technological application in recording studio settings. Emphasis on consoles and audio for film. This is part of a two-year sequence of courses for sound recording technology majors. COREQUISITE(S): REC 304.
Prerequisites:
REC 203 is a prerequisite for this class.

REC 302

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY V

Open only to SRT majors. Basic studies in audio engineering with technological application in recording studio settings. Emphasis on music production and the capstone audio/video sound design project. COREQUISITE(S): REC 305.
Prerequisites:
REC 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

REC 303

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY VI

Open only to SRT majors. Basic studies in audio engineering with technological application in recording studio settings. Emphasis on surround sound mixing, and DVD authoring. COREQUISITE(S): REC 306.
Prerequisites:
REC 302 is a prerequisite for this class.

REC 304

SOUND PRACTICUM I

Practical experience with technological applications in the recording studio. CO-REQUISITE(S): REC 301.
Prerequisites:
REC 200 and REC 203 are a prerequisite for this class.

REC 305

SOUND PRACTICUM II

Practical experience with technological applications in the recording studio. COREQUISITE(S): REC 302.
Prerequisites:
REC 304 is a prerequisite and REC 302 is a corequisite for this class.

REC 306

SOUND PRACTICUM III

Practical experience with technological applications in the recording studio. COREQUISITE(S): REC 303.
Prerequisites:
REC 305 is a prerequisite and REC 303 is a corequisite for this class.

COM 326

ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC I

Introduction to the history and literature of electro-acoustic music. Intoduction to electronic tools and techniques, including MIDI sequencing, timbral manipulation, and digital sampling.
Prerequisites:
Status as a Music student is a prerequisite for this class.

COM 327

ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC II

Introduction to digital video and multimedia composition and delivery. Further study in the history, literature, and analysis of electro-acoustic music.
Prerequisites:
COM 326 is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 130

PRECALCULUS

Functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse functions, polynomial and rational functions.
Prerequisites:
MAT 101 or placement by test is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 131

TRIGONOMETRY

Trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, laws of sines and cosines, polar coordinates and complex plane.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 or equivalents or placement by test is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 150

CALCULUS I

Limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, extrema, curve sketching, and optimization. This course meets for an additional 1.5-hour lab session each week for enrichment and problem solving.
Prerequisites:
MAT 131 or placement by test is a prerequisite for this course.

MAT 151

CALCULUS II

Definite and indefinite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, applications of the integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse trigonometric functions, techniques of integration. This course meets for an additional 1.5-hour lab session each week for enrichment and problem solving.
Prerequisites:
MAT 150 or MAT 160 or MAT 170 is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 152

CALCULUS III

L'Hopital's rule, improper integrals, sequences and series, Taylor polynomials. This course meets for an additional 1.5-hour lab session each week for enrichment and problem solving.
Prerequisites:
MAT 151 or MAT 161 or MAT 171 is a prerequisite for this class.

PHY 110

BASIC ELECTRONICS: PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES

Introduction to analog electronics that develops the basic principles needed to understand consumer electronics. Emphasis is given to audio applications, but the same basic principles are the foundation of modern computer technology. Lab Fee.
Prerequisites:
LSP 120 or HON 180 or (MAT 130 or above) is a prerequisite for this course,

PHY 206

SOUND AND ACOUSTICS

Sound waves, their production, transmission and detection; applications to music, acoustics and noise pollution. lab fee.
Prerequisites:
LSP 120 or HON 180 or (MAT 130 or above) is a prerequisite for this course,

PHY 231

LINEAR ELECTRIC CIRCUITS

Frequency response and feedback, operational amplifiers as linear amplifiers, active filters, oscillators, communication circuits and data conversion circuits. lab fee
Prerequisites:
PHY 110 is a prerequisite for this course.

PHY 232

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

Principles of combinational logic circuits. Boolean algebra and Boolean function simplification. State diagrams and sequential logic circuits, and MSI devices. Digital circuit prototyping using SSI components. (lab fee)
Prerequisites:
LSP 120 or HON 180 or (MAT 130 or above) is a prerequisite for this course,

PHY 236

THE SCIENCE OF DIGITAL AUDIO

Introduction to the physics and mathematics of digital audio, including the conversion of sound energy into electrical signals, the digitization of the signal, conversion of the signal to a standard format, storage of the signal on a hard disk or a CD, and manipulation of the digitized signal. Also includes a discussion of the ethics and legality of downloading digitized audio, in the context of intellectual property rights. This course assumes familiarity with trigonometric mathematical functions.
Prerequisites:
LSP 120 or HON 180 or (MAT 130 or above) is a prerequisite for this course,
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PAM 200

INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC

Through lecture and discussion, this course examines the changing music industry. As an overview of music business, this course studies the relationships between artists, managers, agents, and attorneys; recording companies; major and independent labels; music publishing and performing rights organizations; touring and merchandising; copyright and music licensing; careers in the music industry; and topical issues facing the industry today.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate Music, Undergraduate Theater, Undergraduate Business student, or permission from the instructor is a prerequisite for this class.