House Bill 2504 Fall 2013 Course Syllabus MUSC-1196-01 - Special Topics - Recording Arts Technology
Fall 2013 Course Syllabus
MUSC-1196-01 - Special Topics - Recording Arts Technology
|Instructor||Wallace, Jon-Michael Tromblee|
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|Course Description||Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency|
Audio Production and Critical Listening
Author: Jason Corey
Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording, 2nd Ed
Author: William Moylan
Critical Listening Skills for Audio Professionals
Author: F. Alton Everest
|Attendance Policy||You get one "free" absence before your lates/absences start to count against your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 5% of your attendance grade. Three lates = one absence. No exceptions. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class, a record will be kept, and you will be updated at midterm regarding your progress in this area.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Papers 10%, Projects 15%, Song Analysis Essay 10%, Pretests 10%, Midterm 20%, Final 20%, Attendance 10%, Participation 5%
Projects will be assigned throughout the semester utilizing skills covered in class. There will be pretests from assigned reading material. There will be a written midterm and final on information covered in readings and in lecture. There will be one research paper including all material covered in class over a song of the students choice.
Attendance/Participation: Attendance for this class is mandatory and does affect class semester grades. You get one "free" absence before your lates/absences start to count against your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 5% of your attendance grade. Three lates = one absence. No exceptions. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class, a record will be kept, and you will be updated at midterm regarding your progress in this area.
Midterm/Final: A written midterm and final will be given including all information covered in other exams.
Projects: Students will be assigned projects that will test their critical listening and their ability to manipulate a mix using volume, pan, eq, reverb, and other effect.
Final Exam: Final exam/proficiency for this class is held during the week of finals. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2013 - 11:00 AM|
Week 1: Syllabus, Intro
Week 2: Pitch
Week 3: EQ
Week 4: Amplitude
Week 5: Compression
Week 6: Gating
Week 7: Midterm
Week 8: Spatial Characteristics
Week 9: Delay
Week 10: Reverb
Week 11: Modulation Effects
Week 12: Distortion
Week 13: Timeline
Week 14: Song Analysis
Week 15: Final Review, Song Analysis Listenging
Week 16: Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Projects: Due Weekly covering material included in assigned readings
Papers: Due at the end of every section. Is a discussion of a song that expresses the material covered in the section.
Song Analysis Essay: Due the last week of class. It includes a discussion paper as well as an in-class listening
Pretest: Due Weekly over the assigned readings
Midterm: Includes all material covered up to that point. 10/11/13
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha. Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
1. Apply commercial music sound technology to their professional practice.
2. Apply commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
3. Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
4. Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrate an understanding of vocabulary and descriptions of Audio Effects (PSLO Alpha)
2. Demonstrate an ability to deconstruct and define audio effects
3. Demonstrate an ability to reconstruct and match audio effects
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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