SLCC General Catalog

MIDI CP

CTE Certificate of Proficiency
21 credits minimum

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Program Description

The MIDI Certificate of Proficiency is part of the Music program's participation in the college-wide "stackable credentials" initiative to create certificates that reflect student achievement even when students have not completed an entire degree program. This certificate represents the MIDI-only portion of a proposed Media Music AAS degree and represents proficiency working with electronic instruments and the MIDI-based components of music technology-based software applications (specifically digital audio workstations).

Career Opportunities

Students completing the certificate program will have received training that will help to prepare them to work as a freelance composer, songwriter and/or arranger. Students may also find work in a recording studio, working as a studio musician developing MIDI-based recordings to combine with acoustic elements of digital recording. Additional freelance work may be found in the related fields of sound design/synthesis and digital audio recording engineering (although the Recording Engineering Certificate is designed to give more specialized training in the audio recording area).

Total Program/Course Fees

In addition to tuition, students will need to purchase $150-$200 worth of books while completing the specified courses

Estimated Cost for Students

While not required for completion of the program, any professional musician using MIDI will need to buy equipment for his own MIDI studio eventually. The estimated minimal costs for such equipment and related software is at least $3,000 (and will grow from there as they acquire more equipment over time). Ownership of this equipment as a student would be helpful to the student's success but is not required as all of the required equipment is available for use in on-campus computer labs.

NOTE:  This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid.  However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program.  Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible. 

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Required Courses: (15 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MUSC 1300

Money & Creative Prof

1

F, Sp

 

MUSC 1520

Intro MIDI/Elec Mus Comp

3

F, Sp

 

MUSC 1540

MIDI II/Media Musc Comp

3

Sp,Su

MUSC 1520

Two semesters of:

MUSC 2500

Music Production Group

4

F, Sp

MUSC 1060 w/C grade or better, MUSC 1530 or 1540, or instructor permission


Electives: (Select 6 Credits From The Following)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MUSC 1050

Songwriting I

2

F, Sp

 

MUSC 1060

Songwriting II

2

Sp, Su

MUSC 1050 w/ C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 1400

Copyrights For Creative Professionals

1

 

 

MUSC 1420

Sales Promo For Creative Professionals

2

 

 

MUSC 1440

Build Creative Business

2

 

 

MUSC 1510

Desktop Music Publishing

3

F

MUSC 1100 or equivalent proficiency (ability to read music notation) or MUSC 1100 taken concurrently

MUSC 1515

Basic Audio Production

3

F, Sp

 

MUSC 1530

Music Recording Tech

3

Sp

MUSC/COMM/FLM/THEA 1515 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 1550

Musical Acoustics

3

F, Sp

Math proficiency usually demonstrated by successful completion of the QL or QS Gen Ed requirement (knowledge of Algebra and Geometry)

MUSC 1560

Music Mixing Techniques

3

Sp, Su

Prereq: MUSC/COMM/FLM/THEA 1515 w/ C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 2510

Music Composition for Games and Interactive Media

3

Sp

MUSC 1540 or MUSC 1120 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 2520

Music Scoring for Film

3

F

MUSC 1540 or MUSC 1120 w/C grade or better or instructor approval.

MUSC 2550

Music Internship

1-3

A

Instructor approval and second year status in the Music Recording Technology or Media Music programs


Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MUSC 1520

3

MUSC 1540

3

MUSC 1300

1

 

 

Total

4

Total

3

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MUSC 2500

4

MUSC 2500

4

ELEC

3

ELEC

3

Total

7

Total

7


 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use MIDI based equipment to create recordings of electronic music and professional-quality mock-ups of acoustic instrumental music.

1, 4, 7

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative team environment on professional-quality music projects for both musical and non-musical clients.

1, 2, 4, 6

  • Specialization - Students will demonstrate the development of professional-quality specialization within the field of music composition and production.

1, 2, 4

  • Students will demonstrate the appropriate entrepreneurial skills necessary for a freelance artist including but not limited to portfolio development, networking, promotion/marketing and basic business accounting.

1, 4

Department Contact Info

Communication and Performing Arts Department

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4130

Performing Arts Department

Academic Advisor
South City Campus (SCC) W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Lyle Archibald
Thomas Baggaley

Assistant Professors
Craig Ferrin

Instructors
Stephen Sue