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 (39.5 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 (39.5 units)
MTEC 50A INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 4
MTEC 51A STUDIO RECORDING I 4
or MTEC 60A PRODUCING IN THE HOME STUDIO I 4
MTEC 52A MIXING & MASTERING I 4
MTEC 53A AUDIO PLUG-INS & SIGNAL PROCESSING I 4
MTEC 55A INTRODUCTION TO GAME AUDIO 4
MTEC 57A SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM & VIDEO 3.5
MTEC 62A COMPOSING & PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC I 4
MTEC 70A PRO TOOLS 101-AVID CERTIFICATION 4
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
     
SUPPORT COURSES (12 units)
MTEC 51B STUDIO RECORDING II 4
MTEC 53B AUDIO PLUG-INS & SIGNAL PROCESSING II 4
MTEC 55B ADVANCED SOUND DESIGN FOR GAMES 4
MTEC 55C MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR GAMES 4
MTEC 57B SURROUND SOUND PRODUCTION 4
MTEC 60A PRODUCING IN THE HOME STUDIO I 4
MTEC 60B PRODUCING IN THE HOME STUDIO II 4
MTEC 62B COMPOSING & PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC II 4
MTEC 66A MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION 4
MTEC 70B PRO TOOLS 110-AVID CERTIFICATION 4
MTEC 70C PRO TOOLS 201-AVID CERTIFICATION 4
MTEC 70D PRO TOOLS 210M-AVID CERTIFICATION 4
MTEC 70E PRO TOOLS 210P-AVID CERTIFICATION 4
MTEC 70F PRO TOOLS 310M-AVID CERTIFICATION 4
MTEC 72A PRODUCING MUSIC WITH REASON 4
MTEC 72B PRODUCING MUSIC WITH ABLETON LIVE 4
MTEC 72C PRODUCING MUSIC WITH LOGIC PRO 4
MTEC 72D MAKING MUSIC WITH APPLE IOS 4
MTEC 80A MUSIC BUSINESS 4
MTEC 80B ENTERTAINMENT LAW & NEW MEDIA 4
MTEC 80C BASICS OF MUSIC PUBLISHING 4
MTEC 82A CAREERS IN MUSIC & MEDIA 4
MTEC 82B MASTERING, MARKETING & MANAGING YOUR MUSIC 4
MTEC 82C INTRODUCTION TO THE VIDEO GAME BUSINESS 3.5
MTEC 88A SONGWRITER'S WORKSHOP 4
MTEC 88B MODERN SONG COMPOSITION 4
MTEC 88C ADVANCED SONG STRUCTURE 4
MDIA 1 INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES 4
MDIA 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 7F MUSIC IN FILM 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 83A INTRO TO MUSIC THERAPY 4

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 2016 - 2017 Curriculum Sheet.

Last Updated August 11, 2016
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