Undergraduate Course Descriptions

For a complete listing of courses, please refer to the UCSD General Catalog.

Music 1A. Fundamentals of Music A (4 units)

This course, first in a three-quarter sequence, is primarily intended for students without extensive musical experience. It introduces music notation and basic music theory topics such as intervals, scales, keys and chords, as well as basic rhythm skills. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Fall

Music 1B. Fundamentals of Music B (4 units)

This course, second in a three-quarter sequence, focuses on understanding music theory and developing musical ability through rhythm, ear training and sight singing exercises. Topics include major and minor scales, seventh-chords, transposition, compound meter and rudiments of musical form. Prerequisite: Music 1A.

Offered: Winter

Music 1C. Fundamentals of Music C (4 units)

This course, third in a three-quarter sequence, offers a solid foundation in musical literacy through exercises such as harmonic and melodic dictation, sight singing excerises and rhythm in various meters. Topics include complex rhythm, harmony and basic keyboard skills. Prerequisite: Music 1B.

Offered: Spring

Music 2A-B-C. Basic Musicianship (4,4,4 units)

Primarily intended for music majors. Development of basic skills: perception and notation of pitch and temporal relationships. Introduction of functional harmony. Studies in melodic writing. Drills in sight singing, rhythmic reading, and dictation. Prerequisites: Must be taken in sequence. Majors must be concurrently enrolled in Music 2AK.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 2AK-BK-CK. Basic Keyboard (2,2,2 units)

Scales, chords, harmonic progressions, transposition, and simple pieces. Prerequisites: Majors must be concurrently enrolled in Music 2A. Majors only.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 2JK. Jazz Keyboard (2 units)

This course will introduce basic voicings and voice leading, stylistically appropriate accompaniment, and basic chord substitution. For Music Majors with a Jazz and the Music of the African Diaspora emphasis to be taken concurrently with Music 2C. Prerequisites: Music 2AK and 2BK or passing proficiency exam, or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in Music 2C. Majors only.

Offered: Spring

Music 4. Introduction to Western Music (4 units)

A brief survey of the history of Western Music from the Middle Ages to the present. Much attention will be paid to the direct experience of listening music and attendance of concerts. Class consists of lectures, listening labs, and live performances. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Fall,Spring

Music 5. Sound in Time (4 units)

An examination and exploration of the art and science of music making. Topics include acoustics, improvisation, composition, electronic and popular forms. There will be required listening, reading, and creative assignments. No previous musical background required. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Winter

Music 6. Electronic Music (4 units)

Lectures and listening sessions devoted to the most significant works of music realized through the use of computers and other electronic devices from the middle of this century through the present. Prerequisite: none. (Offered in alternate years.)

Offered: Fall

Music 7. Music, Science, and Computers (4 units)

An exploration of the interactions among music, science, and technology, including the development and history of science and technology from the perspective of music, and the modern re-synthesis of these disciplines occurring around computers. Prerequisite: none. (Offered in alternative years.)

Offered: Spring

Music 8. American Music (4 units)

A course designed to study the development of music in America. The focus will be on both the vernacular traditions including hymn singing, country music, jazz, blues, big band, rock, etc., as well as the cultivated traditions of various composers from William Billings to John Cage. Prerequisite: none. (Offered in selected years.)

Offered: Fall

Music 9. Symphony (4 units)

The symphonic masterworks course will consist of lectures and listening sessions devoted to a detailed discussion of a small number of recognized masterworks (e.g., Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Stravinsky, Ligeti, etc.). Prerequisite: none. (Offered in selected years.)

Offered: Winter

Music 11. Folk Music (4 units)

A course on folk musics of the world, covered through lectures, films, and listening sessions devoted to detailed discussion of music indigenous to varying countries/areas of the world. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Fall

Music 12. Opera (4 units)

A study of opera masterworks that often coincide with operas presented in the San Diego Opera season. Class consists of lectures, listening labs, live performances, and opera on video. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Spring

Music 13AF. World Music/Africa (4 units)

A course that focuses on the music of Africa and on African ways of music- making in the Diaspora to the Caribbean and South America. No prior technical knowledge of music is necessary. Prerequisite: none

Offered: Spring

Music 13AM. World Music/Multicultural America (4 units)

A study of music cultures in the United States, particularly Native American, Hispanic American, European American, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders from the perspective of ethnicity, origin, interaction, and the contribution of various ethnic groups to American musical life. No prior technical knowledge of music is necessary. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Winter

Music 13AS. World Music/Asia and Oceania (4 units)

Introduction to selected performance traditions of Asia and Oceania with links to local and visiting musicians from these cultures. No prior technical knowledge of music is necessary. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Spring

Music 14. Contemporary Music (4 units)

This course offers opportunities to prepare oneself for experiences with new music through preview lectures, to hear quality performances by visiting or faculty artists, to discuss each event informally with a faculty panel: an effort to foster informed listening to the new in music. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Winter

Music 15. Popular Music: The Beatles (4 units)

A course on popular music from different time periods, covered through lectures, films, and listening sessions. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: none. Additional Description: The Beatles were a phenomenon of expansive and widely acknowledged influence. Their imprint is still seen on arguably every song that finds its way into the various musical air spaces. Forty years after they last recorded together, their brand continues to live on in computer games, T-shirt designs and general advertising cachet. They helped define the "band" as a synergistic artistic endeavor, as a commercial venture, as socio-cultural catalyst, and as a phenomenon of pop-cultural "mania." In this course, we will explore The Beatles from musical, cultural, historical, technological and critical angles. We will place them in context, examining their assorted confluences and wide influences. We will think critically about them about them as artists, innovators, and public personalities. And finally, we will listen, watch, absorb and discuss, so that students might leave with a broader, deeper, and more personal understanding of the group's enduring appeal.

Offered: Fall,Spring

Music 15. Popular Music: Hip Hop (4 units)

A course on popular music from different time periods, covered through lectures, films, and listening sessions. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: none. Additional Description: This course will examine the role and impact of Hip Hop music on popular culture. We will begin by investigating the history of this music, starting at the roots of the genre in the South Bronx and following its transformation to its complex current state. We will examine the music's relationship to other threads of Hip Hop culture, i.e. DJing, graffiti and break dancing. Students will gain an understanding of the political and social implications and meanings of Hip Hop music. Emphasis will be given to the nuanced role of class, gender and race surrounding this music. Critical approaches and techniques developed in the class will not only be relevant to Hip Hop music, but also to the larger world of popular music.

Offered: Spring

Music 15. Popular Music: TBA (4 units)

A course on popular music from different time periods, covered through lectures, films, and listening sessions. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 15. Popular Music: Video Game Music and Sound Design (4 units)

A course on popular music from different time periods, covered through lectures, films, and listening sessions. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: none. Additional Description: In this course, students will examine the role of music and sound design in interactive media (i.e. video games) by surveying the historical, technical, cultural and aesthetic concerns of game audio and music. Throughout the quarter, students will hear presentations from several industry composers, sound designers and programmer.

Offered: Winter

Music 32. Instrumental Instruction (2 units)

Individual instruction on intermediate level in instrumental technique and repertory. For declared Music majors and minors only. Students must be simultaneously enrolled in a performance ensemble or non-performance music course. May be taken six times for credit. Prerequisites: audition and department stamp.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 32V. Vocal Instruction (1 units)

Individual instruction on intermediate level in vocal technique and repertory. For declared Music majors and minors only. Students must be simultaneously enrolled in a performance ensemble or non-performance music course and in Music 32VM. May be taken six times for credit. Prerequisite: Audition and Department Stamp.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 32VM. Vocal Masterclass (1 units)

All students enrolled in voice lessons (32V or 132V) perform for one another and their instructors. Students critique in-class performances, with emphasis on presentation, diction, dramatic effect, vocal quality, and musicality in a critically supportive manner. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Music 32V or 132V.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 33A. Introduction to Composition I (4 units)

This course is intended to provide the prerequisite knowledge necessary to pursue an emphasis in composition. Topics covered will include notation, calligraphy, instrumentation, orchestration, and twentieth-century music literature. Prerequisite: Music 2C or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall

Music 33B. Introduction to Composition II (4 units)

This course is intended to provide the prerequisite knowledge necessary to pursue an emphasis in composition. Topics covered will include notation, calligraphy, instrumentation, orchestration, and twentieth-century music literature. Prerequisite: Music 33A.

Offered: Winter

Music 33C. Introduction to Composition III (4 units)

This course is intended to provide the prerequisite knowledge necessary to pursue an emphasis in composition. Topics covered will include notation, calligraphy, instrumentation, orchestration, and twentieth-century music literature. Prerequisite: Music 33B.

Offered: Spring

Music 87. Freshman Seminar (1 units)

The Freshman Seminar Program is designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments and undergraduate colleges, and topics vary from quarter to quarter. Enrollment is limited from 15 to 20 students, with preference given to entering Freshman. For a complete schedule of topics offered each quarter go to: https://students.ucsd.edu/academics/enroll/seminars/freshman-seminars.html

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95B . Instrumental Choir for Bass (2 units)

Instrumental course consisting of quartets, quintets, sextets, or octets of specific instruments, i.e. percussion, etc. The ensemble promotes good performance ensemble skills and will expose students to great composers from the classical to the contemporary periods.

Offered: Winter

Music 95C. Concert Choir (2 units)

Open to all university students, the Concert Choir meets twice a week to prepare one program of choral literature each quarter. Repertoire chosen from a wide variety of musical styles. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is mandatory.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95D. Symphonic Chorus (2 units)

A 120-voice, advanced choral ensemble combining UCSD students with community members, which performs a subscription series of masterwork concerts with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95E. Chamber Orchestra (2 units)

Rehearsal of varied works for full orchestra culminating in at least one public performance each quarter.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95G. Gospel Choir - Pass/No Pass only (2 - 3 units)

The goal of this course is to lead students in experiencing the singing and understanding of Gospel music and its various styles, as well as other forms of sacred music of the 20th century of the African American experience. The course may be taken for either two units or three units. Extra sections and concerts are required for three units; the instructor will announce these requirements at the first class session.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95JC. Jazz Chamber Ensembles (2 units)

Small jazz ensembles will be arranged by audition and organized according to instrumentation and student interest, and ability. Each ensemble will meet on a weekly basis under faculty guidance and will have the opportunity for both on- and off-campus performances. Prerequisites: By audition only; Department stamp required.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95K. Chamber Singers (2 units)

An advanced choral group. Preparation, stylistic interpretation and performance of music from the 12th century to the present for accompanied and unaccompanied voices. Basic music reading skills are encouraged. Prerequisites: By audition only. http://musicweb.ucsd.edu/ugrad/ensembles.php Attend the first class meeting to schedule an audition. Department stamp required.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95L. Wind Ensemble (2 units)

An intermediate to advanced level ensemble performing traditional to contemporary band literature.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 95W. World Music Ensembles: Indian Classical Music Ensemble (2 units)

An Indian Classical Music Ensemble with a focus on the Sitar and Tabla. No previous background necessary. Additional Description: An Indian classical music ensemble with a focus on the Sitar and Tabla or an instrument of your choice. Voice students are encouraged to join. Students will be introduced to the concepts of Raga and Tabla through fixed compositions and ear training. While no previous background is necessary, all students MUST attend the first meeting of class. Failure to do so will require students to drop the course. This first meeting is to assign students to proper groups and offer a broad survey of the history and theory of the tradition.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 101A. Music Theory and Practice I (4 units)

Study of modal coounterpoint in the style of 16th century. Two-voice species counterpoint studies. Analysis of music of the period. Musicianship studies:sight singing, dictation and keyboard skills. Prerequisites: Music 2C and 2CK.

Offered: Fall

Music 101B. Music Theory and Practice II (4 units)

Study of tonal harmony and counterpoint. Analysis of Bach chorales and other music from the Baroque period. Musicianship studies: sight singing, dictation, and keyboarding skills. Prerequisites: Music 101A

Offered: Winter

Music 101C. Music Theory and Practice III (4 units)

Tonal harmony and counterpoint. Analysis of larger classical forms: Sonata, Variation, Minuet and Trio, Rondo. Musicianship studies: sight singing, dictation, and keyboarding skills. Prerequisites: Music 101B

Offered: Spring

Music 102A. Music Theory and Practice IV (4 units)

Advanced study of the materials and structures of music (Beethoven to Wagner) emphasizing the evoluation of music through chromatic harmony and voice leading. Developing of aural discrimination and in-depth analysis. Prerequisites: Music 101C.

Offered: Fall

Music 102B. Music Theory and Practice V (4 units)

Advanced study of the materials and structures of music (Schoenberg, Stavinsky, Webern, etc - 1900-1940) emphasizing the evolution of music through extended harmony post tonality and neoclassicism. Development of aural discrimination and in-depth analysis. Prerequisites: Music 102A

Offered: Winter

Music 102C. Music Theory and Practice VI (4 units)

Advanced study of the materials and structures of music (1945-2006) emphasizing the evolution of music through the many compositional trends of late 20th century. Prerequisites: Music 102B

Offered: Spring

Music 103 A. Seminar in Composition I (4 units)

Individual projects in composition will be critically reviewed in seminar with fellow student and faculty composers. Prerequisites: 33ABC. (Course must be taken in sequence - Music 103 A-B-C)

Offered: Fall

Music 103B. Seminar in Composition II (4 units)

Individual projects in composition will be critically reviewed in seminar with fellow student and faculty composers. Prerequisites: Mus 103A

Offered: Winter

Music 103C. Seminar in Composition III - (4 units)

Individual projects in composition will be critically reviewed in seminar with fellow student and faculty composers. Prerequisites: Music 103B

Offered: Spring

Music 104. Jazz Transcription and Analysis (4 units)

An introduction to the practice of transcribing and analyzing improvised music. Discussion of music technique, style, aesthetics and the ideology of transcription. Prerequisites: Music 101A and 101B.

Offered: Spring

Music 105. Jazz Composition (4 units)

This course will explore a range of compositional possibilities from song forms to modal and more extended forms. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Music 104 or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall

Music 107. Critical Studies Seminar (4 units)

Explore music in relation to various traditions of critical thought and their methodologies, such as in literature, cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy. Readings and scores to be determined by the professor. Additional Description: Seminars on subject areas relating to the established dimensions of music and in which theoreticians have produced a substantial body of work. These include studies in analysis, timbre, rhythm, notation, and psychoacoustics. Offerings vary depending on faculty availability and interest. Analytical paper required.

Offered: Fall

Music 111. World Music Traditions - Chinese Opera (4 units)

A study of particular regional musics in their repertory, cultural context, and interaction with other traditions. Topics vary. Additional Description: This course will focus on the music, acting conventions, stagecraft, and stories of Chinese opera as it was performed in the twentieth century. Until fairly recently, more than 300 different regional forms of opera existed in China. Among these, Peking opera is the most well-known both inside China and internationally. About half of the course will be devoted to an overview of Peking opera. Other regional forms to be introduced include "Huangmei opera," Shanghai's "Yueju,", and Taiwanese opera (koa-a-hi)

Offered: Winter

Music 112. Topics in European Music Before 1750 (4 units)

This course will address topics in medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music; topics will vary from year to year. May be repeated five times for credit. Prerequisites: knowledge of music notation or consent of instructor; Music 4, 8-10 or 120 recommended.

Offered: Winter

Music 113. Topics in Classic, Romantic, and Modern Music (4 units)

This course will focus on Western music between 1750 and the early 20th century; topics will vary from year to year. May be repeated five times for credit. Prerequisites: knowledge of music notation or consent of instructor; Music 4, 8-10 or 120 recommended.

Offered: Fall,Winter

Music 114. Music of the Twentieth Century (4 units)

An exploration of materials and methods used in the music of our time. There will be an extra discussion group for music majors. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: none.

Offered: Spring

Music 116. Popular Music Studies Seminar - Topic TBA (4 units)

This course examines special topics in popular music from various sociopolitical, aesthetic, and performance perspectives. Readings include recent literature in cultural studies, musicology, and/or performance practice. Topics vary. May be taken three times for credit. Prerequisites:Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall,Spring

Music 120A. History of Music in Western Culture I (4 units)

First part of intensive historical, analytical, and cultural-esthetic examination of music Western Culture from the ninth through the twenty-first centuies. Considers both sacred and secular repertories from Gregorian chant through early opera, c. 800-1600. Prerequisites: Music 1C or 2C, or passing grade on proficiency exam. Music majors should be enrolled concurrently in Music 101A. Department stamp required for non-majors.

Offered: Fall

Music 120B. History of Music in Western Culture II (4 units)

Second part of intensive historical, analytical, and cultural-esthetic examination of music Western Culture from the ninth through the twenty-first centuies. Considers both instrumental and vocal repertories, from the "Baroque" to the "Romantic," c. 1600-1830. Prerequisites: Music 120A. Music majors should be enrolled concurrently in Music 101B. Department stamp required for non-majors.

Offered: Winter

Music 120C. History of Music in Western Culture III (4 units)

Third part of intensive historical, analytical, and cultural-esthetic examination of music Western Culture from the ninth through the twenty-first centuies. Considers both established traditions and new trends, from Romanticism through Modernism and Post-Modernism, c.1890-present. Prerequisites: Music 120B. Music majors should be enrolled concurrently in Music 101C. Department stamp required for non-majors.

Offered: Spring

Music 126. Blues: An Oral Tradition (4 units)

This course will examine the development of the Blues from its roots in work-songs and the minstrel show to its flowering in the Mississippi Delta to the development of Urban Blues and the close relationship of the Blues with Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll. (Cross-listed with Ethnic Studies 178.) Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Fall

Music 127A. Jazz Roots and Early Development (1900-1943) (4 units)

This course will trace the early development of Jazz and the diverse traditions which helped create this uniquely American art form. We will witness the emergence of Louis Armstrong in New Orleans and examine the composer's role in Jazz with Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington. (Cross-listed with Ethnic Studies 179A.) Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Winter

Music 127B. Jazz Since 1946: Freedom and Form (4 units)

This course will examine the evolution of Jazz from 1943 to the present. The course will survey the contrasting and competing styles in Jazz from BEBOP to COOL to the avant garde and fusion. (Cross-listed with Ethnic Studies 179B.) Prerequisite: none.

Offered: Spring

Music 130. Chamber Music Performance (4 units)

Instruction in the preparation of small group performances of representative instrumental and vocal chamber music literature. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor through audition. May be taken for credit six times, unlimited thereafter for zero units.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 132. Pro-Seminar in Instrumental Instruction (4 units)

Individual or master class instruction in advanced instrumental performance. For declared Music majors and minors only. Students must be simultaneously enrolled in a performance ensemble or non-performance music course. May be taken six times for credit. Prerequisites: audition and department stamp.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 132V. Pro-Seminar in Vocal Instruction (3 units)

Individual instruction in advanced vocal performance. For declared Music majors and minors only. Students must be simultaneously enrolled in a performance ensemble or non-performance music course, and in the Voice Masterclass, Music 32VM. May be taken six times for credit. Prerequisites: audition and department stamp.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 133. Projects in New Music Performance (4 units)

Performance of new music of the twentieth century, with readings relevant to the selected repertory. Normally offered in Winter Quarter only. Required minimum of one time for all Music majors. May be taken two times for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor through audition. Department stamp required.

Offered: Winter

Music 137A-B-C. Jazz Theory and Improvisation (4,4,4 units)

Study of Jazz theory and improvisation, focused on fundamental rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and formal aspects of modern jazz style. Application of theoretical knowledge to instruments and concepts will be reinforced through listening, transcription work, and composition and improvisation exercises. Prerequisites: Music 2A-B-C, proficiency exam, or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 143. Department Seminar (1 units)

The department seminar serves both as a general department meeting and as a forum for the presentation of research and performances by visitors, faculty, and students. Required of all undergraduate music majors every quarter.

Offered: Fall,Winter,Spring

Music 150. Jazz and the Music of the African Diaspora: Special Topics Seminar- Miles Davis (4 units)

An in-depth writing and listening intensive investigation into a jazz or diaspora-related music history topic. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Music 126, 127A, or 127B or consent of instructor.

Offered: Spring

Music 170. Musical Acoustics (4 units)

An introduction to the acoustics of music with particular emphasis on contemporary digital techniques for understanding and manipulating sound. Prerequisites: Music 1A, or 2A, or 4. Cross-listed with ICAM 103. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: pd. Additional Description: Offered Fall Quarter Only

Offered: Fall

Music 171. Computer Music I (4 units)

A practical introduction to computer techniques for desktop audio, including audio editing, MIDI control, and real-time music algorithms. Prerequisite: Music 170, or consent of instructor. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Max/MSP, pd, Matlab. Additional Description: Offered Winter Quarter Only

Offered: Winter

Music 172. Computer Music ll (4 units)

Computer synthesis techniques including wavetable and additive synthesis, waveshaping, and sampling. Transformation of musical sounds using filters, modulation, and delay effects. Fourier analysis of sounds. Prerequisite: Music 171. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Max/MSP, pd. Additional Description: Offered Spring Quarter Only.

Offered: Spring

Music 173. Audio Production: Mixing and Editing (4 units)

Theoretical and practical aspects of recording, mixing, and editing sound for both musical and multimedia applications. Covers audio montage, equalization, effects processing, spatialization, mastering, and diffusion. Prerequisite: Music 170. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Ableton Live, Max/MSP, Max for Live, Logic, pd.

Offered: Winter

Music 174A. Audio and MIDI Studio Techniques I (2 units)

First class in a year-long sequence. Surveys hardware and software resources in an advanced analog/digital and media studio. Required [course] for use of the Studio. Topics include: electronic and computer music, digital and analogue audio signal mixing and manipulation, studio devices, interfacing, compositional applications, MIDI synchronization, performance and student projects. 174A focuses on signals, mics, device based recording, mixing, monitoring. Prerequisites: Music 170; Music majors, ICAM-Music and ICAM-Visual Arts majors and minors; or consent of instructor. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Pro Tools HD, Altiverb, Waves.

Offered: Fall

Music 174B. Audio and MIDI Studio Techniques II (2 units)

Second class in a year-long sequence. Surveys hardware and software resources in an advanced analog/digital and media studio. Required [course] for use of the ICAM Studio. Topics include: electronic and computer music, digital and analog signal mixing and manipulation, studio devices, interfacing, compositional applications, MIDI synchronization, performance and studio techniques, and student projects. 174B focuses on digital audio workstations, computer-based mixing and editing, soundfile transformation. Prerequisites: Music 170; Music 174A; Music majors, ICAM-Music and ICAM-Visual Arts majors and minors, or consent of instructor. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Pro Tools HD, Altiverb, Waves.

Offered: Winter

Music 174C. Audio and MIDI Studio Techniques III (2 units)

Third class in a year-long sequence. Surveys hardware and software resources in an advanced analog/digital and media studio. Required [course] for use of the ICAM Studio. Topics include: electronic and computer music, digital and analog audio signal mixing and manipulation, studio devices, interfacing, composition applications, MIDI synchronization, performance and studio techniques , and student projects. 174C focuses on MIDI, synchronization, and sound-for-picture. Prerequisites: Music 170; Music 174B; Music majors, ICAM-Music and ICAM-Visual Arts majors and minors, or consent of instructor. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Pro Tools HD, Altiverb, Waves.

Offered: Spring

Music 175. Musical Psychoacoustics (4 units)

Survey of psychoacoustical phenomena, theories of hearing, and their relation to musical perception and cognition. Techniques of psychoacoustical experimentation. Prerequisite: Music 170. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Matlab.

Offered: Spring

Music 176. Music Technology Seminar: TBA (4 units)

Selected topics in music technology and its application to composition and/or performance. Offerings vary according to faculty availability and interest. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Music 172 or consent of instructor. Depending on the instructor, this course may include the following tools: Pro Tools HD3, Logic, Ableton Live, Xcode, Visual C++, Max/MSP.

Offered: Fall,Spring

Music 80. Special Topics in Music - Summer Choir and Personal Coaching Instruction (1 - 4 units)

Lower division course with various topics will be offered during the summer sessions each year. Additional Description: In a small group setting, learn the fundamentals of singing technique, improve your voice, and be coached in a wide variety of musical styles while developing basic reading skills. The class will include ensemble performance and personal vocal instruction. All experience levels from beginning to advanced are welcome.

Offered: Summer

Music 80. Special Topics in Music (1 - 4 units)

Lower division course with various topics will be offered during the summer sessions each year.

Offered: Summer

ICAM 160A. Senior Project in Computer Arts I (4 units)

Students pursue projects of their own design over two quarters with support from faculty in a seminar environment. Project proposals are developed, informed by project development guidelines from real world examples. Collaborations are possible. Prerequisites: VIS 141B or VIS 145B or VIS 147B or MUS 172. Open to ICAM majors only. Offered winter quarter only. Two production course limitation.

Offered: Winter

ICAM 160B. Senior Project in Computer Arts II (4 units)

Continuation of ICAM 160A. Completion and presentation of independent projects along with documentation. Prerequisite: ICAM 160A. Open to ICAM majors only. Offered spring quarter only. Two production course limitation.

Offered: Spring