Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Electronic Music and Recording Option, A.A.S. - Technical Studies


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The Electronic Music degree combines areas of music and electronics in the musical and creative use of electronic production, sound design tools and technologies in this innovative program. Emphasis is on developing hands-on skills in modern electronic music technology, as well as how to use electronic instruments to manipulate sound and create music. Students will explore history, musicianship, theory, composition, and performance to develop an individual creative identity.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, cultural diversity, and heritage of music.
  • Acquire an appreciation of music and identify a personal aesthetic.
  • Recognize music as art and a universal language with organization and structure.
  • Identify and articulate the components of music composition.
  • Perform music from a variety of genres showing the abilities of a professional.

First Year


Fall Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • GNED 000 - General Education Requirement Credits: 3
  • MUSC 002 - Applied Music I Credits: 1 *
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 3
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 1
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 1
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 1
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 1
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 1
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 1
  •  

  • GNED 000 - General Education Requirement Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 16


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • GTEC 000 - Technology Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • MUSC 002 - Applied Music III Credits: 1 *
  • Credits: 3
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 1
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 1
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 3
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 14


Winter Session


Spring Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  •  

  • GHMN 000 - Humanities Credits: 3
  • OR

  • GSOC 000 - Social Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 3
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
  • OR

  • ELMR 000 - Program Elective Requirement Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


*Applied Music I, II & III - Course number varies based on student’s primary instrument or voice. See College catalog for choices.

Technical Studies Core or Program Electives Courses (Recommended)


** Technical Studies credits may be earned for corporate, industrial, or military training programs after review by a faculty assessor of related program. In addition to the recommended courses, individuals without sufficient technical training experience can select courses in one of the programs/options listed below to satisfy the Technical Studies and Program Elective credit requirements. All courses should be selected with assistance from a faculty advisor.

Technology General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog

Humanities or Social Science General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Select Courses from One of the Following Programs(P)/Options(O)


** (Courses must be approved by appropriate faculty advisor):

Business Management (P)

Computer Information Systems  (P)

Graphic Design  (P)

New Media Communications  (P)

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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