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Campus: Larimer Campus

Recording Arts Technology Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Recording Arts Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore music theory, history, sight-singing, music computer applications and audio. Students build digital literacy skills in audio recording, digital editing, audio production, audio post production, live sound engineering, and film, theater, and video sound production. This program develops the knowledge and skills for entry level career options in the music recording and entertainment industry including copyright, labels, publishing, licensing, distribution, marketing, finance, and legal settings.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 110Music Theory I

3

MUS 112Ear Training/Sight-Singing I Lab

1

REQUIRED Music Class I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV

1

ENGLISH ENG 121/131

3

MUS 161Computer Music Applications I

3

MUS 163Music Audio Production I

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Note: It is important to contact Music Faculty for advising, assessment, and placement. For MUS 110 and MUS 112, faculty recommend you take MUS 100 as preparation if you have limited experience in music notation, and this will count as your music elective. 

If you select a 2-credit course to fulfill your music requirement this semester, additional credits completed in Music Classes I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV will reduce the number of electives required to complete this degree.  You must complete the Music Requirement (2 credits) and Music Electives (8 credits) to earn the Recording Arts AAS degree. 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 111Music Theory II

3

MUS 113Ear Training/Sight-Singing II Lab

1

MUS 162Computer Music Applications II

3

MUS 164Music Audio Production II

3

PSY 101General Psychology I: GT-SS3

3

MATH MAT 107 or Any GT-MA1

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 167Music Business I

3

MUS 121Music History Medieval - Classical: GT-AH1

3

PHY 105Conceptual Physics w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

COM 220Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3

3

ELECTIVE Any Music Course

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
REQUIRED Music Class I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV

1

MUS 265Live Audio Engineering

3

MUS 122Music History Romantic - Present: GT-AH1

3

CAPSTONE MUS 284/289

2

ELECTIVE Any Music Course

2

ELECTIVE Any Music Course

2

ELECTIVE Any Music Course

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of MUS 161, MUS 163, MUS 265, and MUS 284/MUS 289, you should apply for the Foundations of Recording Arts Technology Certificate

Upon completion of MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 161, MUS 163, MUS 167, MUS 162, MUS 164, MUS 265, MUS 284/MUS 289, Music Requirement* (2 credits of any combination of Music Class I-IV and/or Private Instruction I-IV and/or Ensemble I-IV, and 2 credits of electives from any MUS course, you should apply for the Recording Arts Technology Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Music Requirement: You must complete two credits from a combination of the following: Music Class I-IV (MUS 131, MUS 132, MUS 133, MUS 134, MUS 231, MUS 232, MUS 233, MUS 234), and/or Private Instruction I-IV (MUS 141, MUS 142, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 241, MUS 242, MUS 243, MUS 244), and/or Music Ensemble I-IV (MUS 151, MUS 152, MUS 153, MUS 154, MUS 251, MUS 252, MUS 253, MUS 254) to complete the music requirement for the Recording Arts Technology AAS Degree.

You must complete the Music Requirement (2 credits) and Music Electives (8 credits) to earn the Recording Arts Technology AAS degree.

If you take more than 2 credits in Music Class I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV, these additional credits will be applied to the electives reducing the number of elective credit required to complete this degree. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Recording Arts Technology Associate of Applied Science degree. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your Pathways Advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.

You should not repeat a course once successfully completed. Each Music (MUS) course can only be applied once to fulfill degree requirements.