Classes

(MUC135) Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques (3 Credits)

Development of beginning level live-performance disc jockey techniques. Emphasis on understanding the construction of industry-formatted dance songs, cueing, segueing/mixing methods, the relationship of beats per minute to segueing, and programming songs to entertain a live audience. Covers the history of the live performance DJ and strategies for soliciting employment in the field. Prerequisites: None. Note: MUC135 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credits.

(MUC136) Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ (3 Credits)

Covers the skills required in vinyl manipulation; examines the development of turntable techniques and the contributions made by individual turntable artists. Prerequisites: None. Note: MUC136 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credits.

(MUC137) Digital DJ Performance Techniques (3 Credits)

Covers the skills required for live performance employing digital media with an emphasis on programs such as Serato Scratch Live and Ableton Live. Prerequisites: None. Note: MUC137 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credits.

(MUC138) Disc Jockey Laboratory (1 Credit)

Operation, scope, roles and responsibilities in the commercial music production process. Note: MUC138 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credit hours. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MUC135

(MUC139) Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques (3 Credits)

Development of beginning level live-performance and recording emcee-rap techniques. Emphasis on understanding rhyme, structure, breath control, stage presence, and performance. Covers the history of the DJ/emcee and origins of the rapper, song structure, enunciation, vocal delivery, breath control, melody, and pacing while staying on beat. Prerequisites: None. Note: MUC139 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credits.

(MUC237) Introduction to Electronic Dance Music Production Techniques I (3 Credits)

Process and skills required for music production employing digital media, with an emphasis on producing music on digital audio workstations. Note: MUC237 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credits.  Prerequisites: MUC137 and MTC191, or permission of Instructor.

(MUC238) Advanced Electronic Dance Music Production Techniques II (3 Credits)

Continued study of the production of electronic dance music with Digital Audio Work Stations focused on Ableton Live and the PUSH MIDI Controller. Emphasis on more complex configurations and their applications in song arrangements, EQing, Plug-Ins, Virtual Studio Technology (VST)’s, and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) programming.  Prerequisites: MTC191 and MUC237.

(MUC291AA) DJ Internship (1 Credit)

Disc Jockey (DJ) internship work experience, which may include emcee-rapping and/or electronic dance music production, under the supervision of an experienced industry professional. Perform a variety of activities to fulfill the routines and responsibilities of the department or business where the internship is served. Note: MUC291AA requires a minimum of eighty (80) hours of designated work per credit. MUC291AA may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) credit hours. Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.