Digital Audio Production

Associate in Applied Science

Prescribed Technical Program46-47
General Education15
Total Degree Credits61-62
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 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
Select one of the following: 1
Class Piano I
Applied Music - Major (Piano)
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 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
Select one of the following: 1
Class Piano II
Applied Music - Major (Piano)
General Education Course
Written or Oral Communications
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
Written or Oral Communications
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 1
THEA 276 Lighting and Sound Design for Theatre 3
General Education Course
Business, Math, Science & Technology (Two areas of study)
General Education Matrix (Business, Math, Science & Technology courses) 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits61-62
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.