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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MUGN 199 Freshman Seminar for Music Majors 1
MUCP 105 Aural Skills for Music Production 1
MSSN 105 Keyboard Skills for Music Production 1
MUSI 499 Applied Music 1
MUCP 050 Fundamentals of Musicianship 3
MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I 3
MURP 150 Physics of Sound 3
MUEN 162
Electronic Music Ensemble
or Popular Music Ensemble
or Chamber Ensemble Performance
0.5
 Credits13.5
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts: MUGN 120 recommended. 3
General Education course 3
General Education course 3
MUMG 100 Introduction to the Fine and Performing Arts 3
MUSI 499 Applied Music 1
MUEN 162
Electronic Music Ensemble
or Popular Music Ensemble
or Chamber Ensemble Performance
0.5
 Credits16.5
Second Year
Fall
General Education course 3
General Education course 3
MURP 250 Basic Electronics for Musicians 3
MUEN 162
Electronic Music Ensemble
or Popular Music Ensemble
or Chamber Ensemble Performance
0.5
FMTV 272 Digital Audio Production 3
MUSI 499 Applied Music 1
Elective course 3
 Credits16.5
Spring
General Education course 3
General Education course 3
MUSI 499 Applied Music 1
MUEN 162
Electronic Music Ensemble
or Popular Music Ensemble
or Chamber Ensemble Performance
0.5
FMTV 278 Craft and Business of Songwriting 3
FMTV 373 MIDI and Digital Music Production 3
FMTV 375 Introduction to Music Recording 3
 Credits16.5
Third Year
Fall
General Education course 3
FMTV 374 Audio Post: ProTools Workshop 1
FMTV 379 Signal Flow and Session Management 3
MURP 350 Live Event Audio Production 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Credits16
Spring
General Education course 3
General Education course 3
FMTV 475 Advanced Music Recording Techniques 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
General Education course 3
General Education course 3
FMTV 377 Sound Analysis and Design 3
FMTV 476 Advanced Music Mixing 3
Elective course 2
 Credits14
Spring
General Education course 3
General Education course 3
FMTV 477 Sound Design for Film 3
Capstone Experience 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120