AA in Music Technology

Earn your Associate in Arts degree online with a major in Music Technology at Foothill College.

Associate Degree Requirements available as online courses:

English proficiency: ENGL 1A, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105 or equivalent.

A minimum of 90 units is required to include:

  • All General Education requirements, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements, or the IGETC
  • Core courses (35.5 Units)
  • Support courses (12 Units)
  • Additional electives may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all core and support courses for the degree.

The courses listed BELOW are generally offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see Online Schedule of Classes for verification.

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
     
CORE COURSES (35.5 units)
MUS 9A MUSIC & MEDIA: EDISON TO HENDRIX 4
or MUS 9B MUSIC & MEDIA: HENDRIX TO HIP-HOP 4
MUS 11A JAZZ & SWING 4
or MUS 11B FUNK, FUSION & HIP HOP 4
MUS 50A MUSIC BUSINESS 4
or MUS 50B ENTERTAINMENT LAW & NEW MEDIA 4
MUS 66A INTRODUCTION TO DIGITALAUDIO: PRO TOOLS 4
or MUS 82A PRO TOOLS 101: INTRODUCTION TO PRO TOOLS 4
MUS 66B REASON & PRO TOOLS 4
or MUS 66C PRO TOOLS & VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS 4
MUS 80A RECORDING STUDIO BASICS 4
or MUS 60A PRODUCING IN THE HOME STUDIO I 4
MUS 81A RECORDING STUDIO PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES 4
or MUS 60B PRODUCING IN THE HOME STUDIO II 4
MUS 81B SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM & VIDEO 3.5
MUS 81C MIXING AND MASTERING WITH PRO TOOLS 4
     
SUPPORT COURSES (12 units)
MDIA 1 INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES 4
MDIA 2A HISTORY OF FILM 1895-1945 4
or VART 2A HISTORY OF FILM 1895-1945 4
MDIA 2B HISTORY OF FILM 1945-PRESENT 4
MDIA 2C CURRENT TRENDS IN FILM TV & THE INTERNET 4
MDIA 3 INTRODUCTION TO FILM & MEDIA CRITICISM 4
MDIA 5 AMERICAN CINEMA 4
MDIA 6 FILM & NEW MEDIA GENRES 4
MDIA 9 GLOBAL MEDIA 4
MDIA 11 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE 4
MDIA 12 POPULAR CULTURE & U.S. HISTORY 4
MDIA 20 FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDIA PRODUCTION 4
MDIA 30 DIGITAL VIDEO EDITNG I 4
MDIA 31 DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING II 4
MDIA 40 DIGITAL SOUND, VIDEO & ANIMATION 4
MDIA 51 WEB VIDEO 4
MDIA 52 SCRIPTWRITING FOR FILM & VIDEO 4
MUS 6 COMPOSING & PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC 4
MUS 7F MUSIC IN FILM 4
MUS 9A MUSIC & MEDIA: EDISON TO HENDRIX 4
MUS 9B MUSIC & MEDIA: HENDRIX TO HIP-HOP 4
MUS 11A JAZZ & SWING 4
MUS 11B FUNK, FUSION & HIP HOP 4
MUS 11C SALSA & LATIN JAZZ 4
MUS 11D HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1867-1970 4
MUS 11E HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1970-PRESENT 4
MUS 11F VIDEO GAMES & POPULAR CULTURE 4
MUS 41 LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP 2
MUS 50A MUSIC BUSINESS 4
MUS 50B ENTERTAINMENT LAW & NEW MEDIA 4
MUS 50D INTRODUCTION TO THE VIDEO GAME BUSINESS 3.5
MUS 51 MUSIC PUBLISHING FOR SONGWRITERS 3.5
MUS 58A SONGWRITER'S WORKSHOP 3.5
MUS 58B MODERN SONG COMPOSITION 3.5
MUS 58C ADVANCE SONG STRUCTURE 3.5
MUS 60A PRODUCING IN THE HOME STUDIO I 4
MUS 60B PRODUCING IN THE HOME STUDIO II 4
MUS 60C MASTERING, MARKETING & MANAGING YOUR MUSIC 4
MUS 66A INTRO TO DIGITAL AUDIO: PRO TOOLS 4
MUS 66B REASON & PRO TOOLS 4
MUS 66C PRO TOOLS AND VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS 4
MUS 66D MAKING MUSIC W/ APPLE IOS 4
MUS 66E PRODUCING MUSIC W/ ABLETON LIVE 4.5
MUS 80A RECORDING STUDIO BASICS 4
MUS 81A RECORDING STUDIO PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES 4
MUS 81B SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM & VIDEO 3.5
or MDIA 81B SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM & VIDEO 3.5
MUS 81C MIXING & MASTERING WITH PRO TOOLS 4
MUS 81D PRO TOOLS & PLUG INS I 4
MUS 81E PRO TOOLS & PLUG INS II 4
MUS 81J SURROUND SOUND PRODUCTION 4
MUS 82A PRO TOOLS 101: INTRO TO PRO TOOLS 4
MUS 82B PRO TOOLS 110: PRO TOOLS PRODUCTION I 4
MUS 82C PRO TOOLS 201: PRO TOOLS PRODUCTION II 4
MUS 82D PRO TOOLS 210M: MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES 4
MUS 82E PRO TOOLS 210P: POST PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES 4
MUS 82G PRO TOOLS 310M: ADVANCED MUSIC PRODUCTION 4
MUS 83A INTRO TO MUSIC THERAPY 4
MUS 84A INTRODUCTION TO GAME AUDIO 4
MUS 84B ADVANCED SOUND DESIGN FOR GAMES 4
MUS 84C MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR GAMES 4

* May be taken only once for credit (either Core or Support)

Note that this list does NOT include courses that are only held on campus. For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements, visit the Programs webpage.

Based on 2014 - 2015 Curriculum Sheet.

Last Updated September 12, 2014
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