Recording Arts and Production (B.A.)

Unless otherwise noted, 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements39
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements62
Free Electives16-10
Total Credits120

Major Requirements 

Required Courses
MUCP 105Aural Skills for Music Production1
MSSN 105Keyboard Skills for Music Production1
MUCP 050Fundamentals of Musicianship3
MUMG 100Introduction to the Fine and Performing Arts3
MUSI 499Applied Music (four semesters at 1 credit each)4
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
MURP 150Physics of Sound3
MURP 250Basic Electronics for Musicians3
FMTV 272Digital Audio Production3
FMTV 278Craft and Business of Songwriting3
FMTV 373MIDI and Digital Music Production3
FMTV 374Audio Post: ProTools Workshop1
FMTV 375Introduction to Music Recording3
FMTV 379Signal Flow and Session Management3
FMTV 377Sound Analysis and Design3
MURP 350Live Event Audio Production3
FMTV 475Advanced Music Recording Techniques1
FMTV 476Advanced Music Mixing1
FMTV 477Sound Design for Film3
Performance Ensemble2
Electronic Music Ensemble (four semesters at 0.5 credits each)
Popular Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Major Electives
Complete 9 credits from the list below.9
Capstone Experience
COED 401Cooperative Education Experience I3
or COED 402 Cooperative Education Experience II
or FMTV 481 Career Development Workshop
Total Credits62

Major Electives

FMTV 101History and Development of Film and Television3
FMTV 201Digital Filmmaking I3
FMTV 204Film Forum3
FMTV 205Film Art: Historical and Contemporary3
FMTV 207History of Television Programming3
FMTV 210Story Analysis and Introduction to Screenwriting3
FMTV 220Filmmaking I3
FMTV 221Digital Filmmaking II3
FMTV 222Introduction to Non-Scripted Television and Editing3
FMTV 231Introduction to the Control Room and Studio4
FMTV 251Acting for the Screen3
FMTV 252Fundamentals of Film and Television3
FMTV 256Production Design I3
FMTV 260Film Story Analysis3
FMTV 261Special Topics in Film and Television3
FMTV 267Music Supervising for Film, Television and Video Games1
FMTV 268Music Licensing1
FMTV 269Music Industry Contracts1
FMTV 274Production Audio for Film and Television1
FMTV 276Podcasting Collaborative Projects1-3
FMTV 277Audio Production for Film/Digital Media3
FMTV 279Experiential Sound Workshop: The Art of Right-Brain Listening1
FMTV 280Filmmaking Tech Workshop1-3
FMTV 283Developing the Documentary3
FMTV 307Children's Television3
FMTV 308Mythic Structure in Screenwriting3
FMTV 309Experimental Film and Digital Art History: 1902-Present3
FMTV 310Intermediate Screenwriting3
FMTV 311Writing the Feature Film3
FMTV 312Writing the Narrative Series3
FMTV 314Writing for Interactive Media3
FMTV 317Narrative Development for Gaming3
FMTV 322Film Making II4
FMTV 324Production Design II3
FMTV 341Principles of Cinematography3
FMTV 342MSU in LA3
FMTV 343Intermediate Post-Production3
FMTV 344Motion Graphics3
FMTV 352Experimental Film/Digital Workshop I3
FMTV 353Advanced Television Production3
FMTV 354Improvisation and Sketchwriting3
FMTV 355Film and Television Practicum1
FMTV 358Production Management3
FMTV 360Narrative Film and TV Editing3
FMTV 363Media Management3
FMTV 370Entertainment Law: Media Contracts and Intellectual Property3
FMTV 372Dance Film1-3
FMTV 376Post Production Foley Workshop1-3
FMTV 383Producing the Documentary3
FMTV 385Digital Media Technical Workshop3
FMTV 400Long Form and Episodic Documentary Workshop3
FMTV 410Advanced Screenwriting3
FMTV 411Special Topics in Screenwriting3
FMTV 420Production Design Mentorship3
FMTV 422Film III: Directing Workshop3
FMTV 425Commercial Directing3
FMTV 426Advanced Film Workshop3
FMTV 432Multi-camera Narrative Production3
FMTV 433Multi-camera Webseries Production3
FMTV 434Non-Scripted Television Production3
FMTV 436Art and Cultural Programming Production3
FMTV 437Special Topics in Media Analysis3
FMTV 440Advanced Narrative Editing3
FMTV 441Advanced Cinematography3
FMTV 442Post Production Elements for Television Programming3
FMTV 452Experimental Film/Digital Workshop II3
FMTV 454Television Production Company3
FMTV 460Film and Television Internship1-9
FMTV 464Producing the Film: Development through Distribution3
FMTV 474Mixing for Film and Television1-3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
MUGN 120Rap and Rock as Cultural Phenomena3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by MUTC 101 in the major.
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits39

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
MUCP 1051GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts: MUGN 120 recommended.3
MSSN 1051General Education course3
MUSI 4991General Education course3
MUCP 0503MUMG 1003
MUTC 1013MUSI 4991
MURP 1503MUEN 162, 165, or 1800.5
MUEN 162, 165, or 1800.5 
 13.5 16.5
Second Year
General Education course3General Education course3
General Education course3General Education course3
MURP 2503MUSI 4991
MUEN 162, 165, or 1800.5MUEN 162, 165, or 1800.5
FMTV 2723FMTV 2783
MUSI 4991FMTV 3733
Elective course3FMTV 3753
 16.5 16.5
Third Year
General Education course3General Education course3
FMTV 3741General Education course3
FMTV 3793FMTV 4753
MURP 3503Elective course3
Elective course3Elective course3
Elective course3 
 16 15
Fourth Year
General Education course3General Education course3
General Education course3General Education course3
FMTV 3773FMTV 4773
FMTV 4763Capstone Experience3
Elective course2 
 14 12
Total Credits 120