Digital Audio Production

Associate in Applied Science

College Degree Requirements

Prescribed Technical Program45-46
General Education15
Total Degree Credits60-61
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MUSC 122 Music Theory I (Fall only) 3
MUSC 123 Aural Skills I (Fall only) 2
MUSC 145
Applied Music (Piano)
or Class Piano I
1
MUSC 172 Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation 2
MUSC 174 Live Sound Reinforcement 1 2
MUSC 176
Introduction to Pro Tools 1,3
or Introduction to Cakewalk Sonar Studio and Producer
2
MUSC 274 Audio Production Experience 1 1
General Education Course  
Business, Math, Science & Technology  
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers (Recommended) 3
 Credits16
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirement  
MUSC 124 Music Theory II (Spring only) 3
MUSC 125 Aural Skills II (Spring only) 2
MUSC 145
Applied Music (Piano)
or Class Piano II
1
MUSC 165
FInale for Beginners (Spring only)2
or Sibelius Basics
2
MUSC 272 Music Business and Industry 2
MUSC 276
Advanced Pro Tools 1,3
or Advanced Cakewalk Sonar Studio and Producer
2-3
MUSC 274 Audio Production Experience 1 1
General Education Course  
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Required) 3
 Credits16-17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MUSC 274 Audio Production Experience 1 1
MUSC 278 Post Production Techniques 1 2
Select two of the following: 6
Fundamentals of Business  
Basic Video Production  
Stagecraft  
General Education Courses  
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Fundamentals of Public Speaking  
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Science  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I 3
BADM 201 Principles of Marketing 3
MUSC 274 Audio Production Experience 1 1
MUSC 297 Cooperative Education/Internship 3
General Education Course  
Business, Math, Science & Technology (Two areas of study.)  
General Education Matrix (Business, Math, Science & Technology courses) 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits60-61
1

Prior to registration of the courses noted, students must be accepted into the Digital Audio Production program. Interested students should contact John Darling at 701-224-5444 or john.darling@bismarckstate.edu to set up an interview.

2

Finale for Beginners and Sibelius Basics: Students are required to take one semester of either Finale or Sibelius. They have the option of taking both sections (fall and spring), however only one section of a music writing program is required for the degree.

3

Pro Tools and Cakewalk: Students are required to take two semesters of either Pro Tools or Cakewalk. They have the option of taking all four sections, however, completion of Intro and Advanced sections of one title is required for the degree.