Curriculum Guideline

Music Technology (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPMTCH
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Music Technology Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201630
End Term
201720
Credential
Diploma
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
63.50
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Audition: All Music Technology Diploma students must demonstrate competency on an instrument or voice. There is no set music grade level requirement and no limits on genre or style of music. Music Technology Diploma students are required to participate in at least one College ensemble each term, and will be expected to participate in student recording sessions. These factors will be considered when assessing student auditions. For those living outside the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley area, it may be possible to set up a Skype audition.
  • Music Literacy: The student will be given a music literacy assessment test. Those with advanced theory and musicianship knowledge will be given the option to choose electives in place of one or both Contemporary Musicianship classes, in consultation with the program Co-ordinator.
  • Technology Competency: The student must demonstrate a basic knowledge of music technology through completion of MUSC 1182, or the Technology Competency Assessment test, or by upgrading skills in this area by taking preparatory courses through the Community Music School.

 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 63.50 credits
  • 25% (16 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

MUSC 1170

Audio Recording Techniques

4.00

MUSC 1171

Sequencing and Synthesis I

3.00

MUSC 1172

Professional Score Production

1.50

MUSC 1173

Studio Setup and Maintenance I

1.50

MUSC 1176

Applied Popular Theory I

3.00

PEFA 1139

Career Development for Musicians I

1.50

Semester I credits

 

14.50

Semester II

MUSC 1270

Advanced Audio Recording I

4.00

MUSC 1271

Advanced Sound Applications

3.00

MUSC 1272

Music for Film and Video

2.00

MUSC 1273

Studio Setup and Maintenance II

1.50

MUSC 1276

Applied Popular Theory II

3.00

PEFA 1239

Career Development for Musicians II

1.50

Semester II credits

 

15.00

Semester III

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

MUSC 2170

Advanced Audio Recording II

4.00

MUSC 2171

Sequencing and Synthesis II

3.00

MUSC 2172

Music for Film and Video II

2.00

MUSC 2173

Live Sound and Recording I

2.00

Semester III credits

 

14.00

Semester IV

CMNS 1276

Communications for Arts Entrepreneurs

3.00

MUSC 2270

Mixing, Mastering and Surround Sound

3.00

MUSC 2271

Electronic Music Production

3.00

MUSC 2272

Music for Interactive Media

2.00

MUSC 2273

Live Sound and Recording II

2.00

MUSC 2275

Final Technology Project

3.00

Semester IV credits

 

16.00

Select four courses from the following Ensemble courses:

MUSC 1130

Concert Band I

2.00

MUSC 1131

Jazz Band I

1.00

MUSC 1133

Beginning Instrumental Ensemble I

1.00

MUSC 1134

Chamber Ensemble I

1.00

MUSC 1136

MIDI Ensemble I

1.00

MUSC 1141

Beginning Choral Ensemble I

1.00

MUSC 1144

Douglas College Chorale I

2.00

MUSC 1187

Percussion Ensemble I

1.00

MUSC 1188

Guitar Ensemble I

1.00

MUSC 1230

Concert Band II

2.00

MUSC 1231

Jazz Band II

1.00

MUSC 1233

Beginning Instrumental Ensemble II

1.00

MUSC 1234

Chamber Ensemble II

1.00

MUSC 1236

MIDI Ensemble II

1.00

MUSC 1240

College Chorus II

2.00

MUSC 1241

Beginning Choral Ensemble

1.00

MUSC 1244

Douglas College Chorale II

2.00

MUSC 1287

Percussion Ensemble II

1.00

MUSC 1288

Guitar Ensemble II

1.00

MUSC 2330

Concert Band III

2.00

MUSC 2331

Jazz Band III

1.00

MUSC 2334

Chamber Ensemble III

1.00

MUSC 2336

MIDI Ensemble III

1.00

MUSC 2340

College Chorus III

2.00

MUSC 2344

Douglas College Chorale III

2.00

MUSC 2387

Percussion Ensemble III

1.00

MUSC 2388

Guitar Ensemble III

1.00

MUSC 2430

Concert Band IV

2.00

MUSC 2431

Jazz Band IV

1.00

MUSC 2434

Chamber Ensemble IV

1.00

MUSC 2436

MIDI Ensemble IV

1.00

MUSC 2440

College Chorus IV

2.00

MUSC 2444

Douglas College Chorale IV

2.00

MUSC 2487

Percussion Ensemble IV

1.00

MUSC 2488

Guitar Ensemble IV

1.00

Total Program Credits

 

63.50