Studio Setup and Maintenance I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1173
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
26
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on studio work, students learn concepts in designing, setting up and maintaining a project recording studio. Topics include room acoustics and treatment, equipment choice and installation, wiring, and basic maintenance.
Course Content
  1. Finding appropriate resources for designing and equipping a project studio
  2. Choosing the space: bedroom, basement, garage, classroom or new construction
  3. Basic acoustics: sound, decibels and hearing
  4. Sound isolation: reflexion, transmission and absorption
  5. Basic drawing programs: learning to produce simple studio designs
  6. Acoustical considerations: ceiling height, room volume, and ‘ideal’ proportions
  7. Subjective room appraisal: what makes a room sound ‘good’ or ‘bad’
  8. Equipment choice: computer platform, microphones, preamps, hardware versus software recording, mixing and effects
  9. Maintaining equipment: basic soldering and equipment care
 
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture/demonstration.

Students will work alongside the instructor in one of the Douglas College recording studios. Students will be expected to complete regular assignments and projects outside of class time. These can be done in the lab, the studio, or at home.

Means of Assessment
Tests/Quizzes (minimum of 2) 30%
Midterm Project 30%

Final Project

Total

40%

100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to setup and maintain a typical project studio. Specifically, students will be able to understand and apply the following:

  1. Internet resources
  2. Choosing the space
  3. Basic acoustics
  4. Sound isolation
  5. Basic drawing programs
  6. Acoustical considerations
  7. Subjective room appraisal
  8. Equipment choice
  9. Basic equipment maintenance
Textbook Materials

No texts or materials are required. All required hardware and software for the completion of assignments and projects is available in the studio.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Music Technology Diploma Program or permission of instructor

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35391
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Efimov
Igor
Open
MUSC 1173 001 is restricted to Music Technology students only.

Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
26
25
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3285
13:30 - 15:20
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3219
13:30 - 15:20
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
13:30 - 15:20
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3221
13:30 - 15:20