SOU Interview: Currcicular Development (Courses and Ensembles) 

Certificate or Degree in

Audio & Music Production (AMP)

 

(note: most core courses below can be taught remotely,

thus developing and online certificate program is certainly possible)

 

Core Courses (12 credits for certificate / 20 credits for degree)

 

AMP I - Introduction to digital audio recording and editing (microphones, signal chain, placement, peripherals, projects, basic song writing / arranging, consumer-line DAWs) - open to all students, mandatory for all majors. 4 credits

 

AMP II - (ProTools 101) - small track counts, arranging short compositions/sound design/music for film/video, foley, intermediate song writing (modern commercial composition), signal chain, insert sends/receives, bussing, clips groups, exporting media. 4 credits

 

AMP III - (ProTools 110) - larger track sounds, multi-track recording, original composition (intermediate song writing,  sound tracking), sound design for longer video projects, on location recording (for film/video).  Successful completion of the course and passage of Avid Exam culminates with certification with Avid Technologies as a “Certified User Level 1”. 4 credits

 

AMP IV - (Pro Tools 210 ) - multi-track large ensemble recording productions, original composition (advanced song writing, scoring and orchestration, sound tracking).  Successful completion of the course and passage of Avid Exam culminates with certification with Avid Technologies as a “Certified User Level 2”. 4 credits

 

AMP V - Audio & Music for Multimedia - installation, virtual reality, concert/theater/dance stage, and gaming - includes training in gaming and virtual reality software (cross listed with ART 365 Sound art and Experimental Music Method or EMDA 202 - Sound and Narrative Design). 4 credits

AMP VI - Composition with Computers, Laptops, & Mobile Devices - spatialization, interactivity, control surfaces, kinesthetic control, programming, performance applications. 4 credits

Performance Ensembles (3 cred. cert. / 6 cred. deg.)

 

MUS 182/382 - Commercial Music Ensemble (CME) - ensembles specializes in realizing existing (covering) and creating original (composing) music that embraces ‘popular’ aesthetics (hip hop, rock, metal, country, musical theater, EDM, jazz, LatinX, world, afro-pop, etc.) and intersections thereof. audition not required.

 

MUS 183/383 - Mobonik Music Ensemble (MME) - ensemble specializes in creating original music that utilizes laptops, mobile devices, and un/wired peripherals. Students will create music that exists on the fringe between musical genres, explores un/common performance spaces, and practices and seeks interdisciplinary collaborations with sister departments across the Oregon Center for the Arts and beyond. audition not required.

 

MUS 185/385 - SOU Jazz Ensemble - focuses on developing student jazz musicians by providing an opportunity for a challenging ensemble experience while encouraging the performer to explore jazz improvisation. In addition, members have the opportunity to compose and arrange music for the ensemble. Membership is open to all students regardless of major, and also opens its doors to talented community members as well. audition required.

Other ensembles open to Commercial Music Program students (all require audition):

Cascade Clarinet Consort

Jefferson State Choral Coalition

Left Edge Percussion

Maraval Rd. Steel Band

Performance Chamber Ensemble

Rogue Valley Symphony

Siskiyou-Saxophone-Orchestra

SOU Chamber Choir

SOU Concert Choir

SOU Percussion Ensemble

SOU Raider Band

SOU Wind Ensemble/Rogue Valley Symphonic Band

Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon

Electives (15 cred cert. / 20 cred. deg.)

 

ART/THEATER

            TH 342 - Sound Engineering

            ART 365 - Sound Art and Experimental Methods

BUSINESS

            BA 211 - Financial Accounting 4 credits

            BA 213 - Managerial Accounting 4 credits

            BA 330 - Principles of Marketing 4 credits

            BA 414 /  BA 514 - Nonprofit Fund Development 4 credits

            BA 436 /  BA 536 - Internet Marketing and E-Commerce 4 credits

            BA 480 /  BA 580 - Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations 4 credits

COMMUNICATIONS

            COMM 221 - Creative Industries 2 credits

            COMM 323 /  EMDA 323 - Strategic Social Media 4 credits

            COMM 327 - Creative Careers Bootcamp 4 credits

DIGITAL CINEMA

            DCIN 101 - Production Tools 1: Audio

EMDA

            EMDA 321 - Theory & Practice in Emerging Media & Digital Arts 4 credits

            EMDA 330 - Cybernetics & Cyberculture 4 credits

            EMDA 340 - Responsive Web Design 1-4 credits

            EMDA 341 - Remix Culture 4 credits

            EMDA 350 - Projects in Digital Media 1 to 4 credits

MUSIC

            MUS 201 - Classical Music 4 credits

            MUS 202 - Music of the World 4 credits

            MUS 203 - American Jazz 4 credits

            MUS 205 - Rockin’ in the Free World: Rock History from 1900-1959 4 credits

            MUS 206 - Hey, Hey, My, My, Rock & Roll Will Never Die: Rock Music of the 1960-70s

            MUS 207 - On the Cover of the Rolling Stone: Rock Music from the 1970s-Present 

            MUS 208 - Hip Hop Revolution: Rap Music and Culture in Contemporary America 

            MUS 210 - American Country Music 4 credits

            MUS 360 - Music History 1 3 credits

            MUS 361 - Music History 2 3 credits

            MUS 362 - Music History 3 3 credits

            MUS 409 /  MUS 509 - Practicum 1 to 9 credits

            MUS 440 /  MUS 540 - Form and Analysis 3 credits

            MUS 441 /  MUS 541 - Orchestration 3 credits

            MUS 443 /  MUS 543 - Composition Survey 3 credits

            MUS 444 /  MUS 544 - Jazz Theory 3 credits

 

Capstone/Final Project (2 cred. cert. / 4 cred. deg.)

 

MUS 400 or MUS 503

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