Digital Audio Production for Music Syllabus
All electronic devices are to be turned off and
kept out of sight while in the classroom or you will be asked to
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and ARR/Steinman 209/210/214
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exists to address a need for instruction in a large segment of the
ever-expanding field of digital technology. Digital audio recording is
of primary importance to musicians and the music, film, and television
industries, as well as to the burgeoning variety of online digital
platforms and services. As such it has become a key component in arts
education, the economics of mass media, and culture.
||COMM/MUSI 110 is an introduction to the processes of digital audio production for
music. It is designed to be a "quick-start" process for those who want
to learn how to record, edit, process, and mix musical materials of all
types (e.g.: acoustic, digital, electronic analog, and
MIDI-controlled). This course will provide the foundation for more
in-depth and comprehensive study of the art of digital audio
|Success in the course requires physical familiarity with the equipment on an individual basis and requires instructor monitoring that takes up instructor time far beyond the scheduled class times. Therefore instructional time is at a premium. If you remain in this class, that means you agree to not miss any meetings, or to accept the penalties described on the rubrics and to accept 0s for missed assignments.
|Proficiency with the course content and objectives will be assessed by quizzes in which the student will be given specific tasks to accomplish in a studio setting, and a major digital audio project designed and executed by the student (e.g.: musical piece or short musical soundtrack). Rubrics will be associated with these learning goals.|
|RUBRICS||Quiz 1 Rubric, Quiz 2 Rubric, Quiz 3 Rubric, Quiz 4 Rubric, Project Part 1 Rubric, Project Part 2 Rubric, Project Part 3 Rubric, Classroom Management Rubric
Cognitive and practical
||• 30% Quizzes
• 60% Audio project
• 10% Classroom management
At the discretion of the instructor, grades may be lowered or raised according to classroom demeanor.
Cell phones and other electronic devices are to be turned off at all times when you are meeting with me. If I hear or see a cell phone when you are in the classroom, studio, or control room, you lose 1 point for each occurrence. An extended occurrence may result in a more than 1-point penalty. The points will first be deducted from your classroom management grade. If you lose all your classroom management points, subsequent point will be deducted from assignment grades.
|EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A
WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS AND TO CHECK
|• There is no extra credit. Late assignments will result in a lowering
of the grade at the discretion of the
• Academic Honesty: Each student is expected to abide by the Bethany College Policy on Academic
Honesty (see College Catalogue section on Academic Honesty). Any work submitted by a student in
this course for academic credit will be the student's own work
•• Additional Policies
|In compliance with the Bethany College policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for students with disabilities. Requests for academic accommodations are to be made during the first three weeks of the semester, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made.|
|The instructor reserves the right
to change this syllabus at any time.