2021-22 Catalog

Sound and Music Technology

Sound and Music Technology with Specializations in:

  • Audio and Music Business Management 
  • Audio Engineering Technology (Articulated to the B.S.E.C.E.T. degree program)
  • Music Production
  • Sound and Music Entrepreneurship Specialization
  • Sound Production

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1650091300)

The Sound and Music Technology A.S. Degree program prepares students for careers in Sound Production and Audio.

The Audio and Music Business Management specialization prepares students for careers in the Music Business, such as Managers for artist, venues, music facilities, music stores, recording studios, small labels, and other Music-related businesses. In addition, this specialization prepares students as Sound Recording Engineers.

The Audio Engineering Technology specialization prepares students for careers as sound recording engineers, audio electronics specialists, sound post-production engineers, sound designers, re-recording mixers, and audio equipment consultants.  In addition, students pursuing this track can continue on to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.E.C.E.T.) degree at Valencia.

The Music Production specialization prepares students for careers as Music Producers and Sound Recording Engineers. 

Students enrolled in this specialization should contact the Music Department on East Campus for proper ensemble placement.

The Sound & Music Entrepreneurship specialization required courses can be taken mostly online. This specialization prepares students for careers as entrepreneurs, by focusing on the design, setup, and operation of small project and/or home studios configured for the student’s career goals in sound, be it Music, Podcasting, Audio Book Production, and other small-studio ventures. There is a large focus on preparing students to run their own small business successfully.

The Sound Technology specialization prepares students for careers as sound recording engineers, sound post-production engineers, sound designers, re-recording mixers, live sound engineers, audiovisual technicians, and systems integrators/installers, and prepares them for the business challenges these largely free-lance occupations present.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for degree completion.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the recommended progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate, and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

ALL courses with the MUC, MUM and MUT prefix must be completed with a grade of C or better to satisfy program requirements.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit https://valenciacollege.edu/academics/programs/as-degree/credit-industry-certification-agreements.php Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

College Credit Technical Certificates

The Sound and Music A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificates can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificates are embedded in the A.S. degree. You can earn the certificates as you progress through your A.S. Degree or as a separate, stand-alone credential. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the certificates that are offered.

  • Digital Music Production (12 credits) (CIP# 0610020304)
  • Audiovisual Production (15 credits) (CIP# 0610020303)
  • Audio Electronics Specialist (24 credits) (CIP# 0610020301)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Music Producer/Director
  • Technical Director
  • Sound Mixer/Designer
  • Post-Production Mixer/Editor
  • Assistant Audio Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Effects/Dialogue Editor
  • Foley editor/ Foley Artist
  • Videogame, Virtual Reality and Training/Simulation Sound designer.
  • Surround Sound Mixer/Recording Mixer
  • Audio Technician
  • Audio-Visual Technician

Salary & Earnings Information

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/sound-and-music-technology/.

Raul Valery, Program Chair, East Campus: 407-582-2882
rvalery@valenciacollege.edu

Jose Aenlle, Professor, East Campus: 407-582-2309
jaenlle@valenciacollege.edu

Joseph McBride, Sr. Instructional Assistant, East Campus: 407-582-2880
Jmcbride1@valenciacollege.edu

Current Students

Contact the Career Program Advisor below for more information.

Kristol Bell, Career Program Advisor, East Campus: 407-582-2097
kbell@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Audio Engineering Technology Specialization

 (Articulated to Valencia's Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology)

Program Outcomes

  • Configure and use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with professional audio industry standards and practices.
  • Configure and use professional audio equipment for sound reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  • Apply principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Apply the MIDI protocol for professional music production and equipment synchronization applications in accordance with Sound Industry standards and practices.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain digital and analog electronic systems.
  • Analyze components associated with digital and analog electronic systems.
  • Communicate effectively in technical and non-technical environments.
Foundation Courses
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND +3
MUT 1011CINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY -+4
SLS 1122NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE ~3
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS *+1
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MAC 1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~3
MUM 1648LFOLEY AND SOUND DESIGN +1
Intermediate Courses
Select one of the following:6
FUNDAMENTALS OF DC CIRCUITS
and FUNDAMENTALS OF AC CIRCUITS *
FUNDAMENTALS OF DC AND AC CIRCUITS
OR
FUNDAMENTALS OF DC AND AC CIRCUITS *
MUM 1646CDIALOGUE EDITING AND VOICE PROCESSING *2
MUM 2634LTHE DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION *+1
CET 2114CDIGITAL SYSTEMS3
MUM 2661CSOUND RECORDING I *+3
MUM 2601LSOUND RECORDING LAB I *+1
MUL 1010MUSIC APPRECIATION ~3
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I *+3
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT ~3
Advanced Fources
MUM 2666CSOUND RECORDING II *+3
MUM 2602LSOUND RECORDING LAB II *+1
CET 2123CFUNDAMENTALS OF MICROPROCESSORS *3
MUM 2678LMIXING TECHNIQUES *+1
MUM 2640CSOUND POSTPRODUCTION - CAPSTONE *+3
EET 1141CSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND CIRCUITS *3
MUM 2790LMUSIC PRODUCTION - CAPSTONE *+1
Audio and Electronics Engineering Elective3
or
Sound & Music Technology Elective(s)
Total Credit Hours64
Audio Engineering Technology Specialization Electives
MAC 1114COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY +*3
MAC 1140PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA +*3
ETS 2542CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I *3
ETS 1210CINTRODUCTION TO PHOTONICS *3

Note

Courses with the prefix CET, EET and ETS are offered only on West Campus.

Audio and Music Business Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Configure and use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with professional audio industry standards and practices.
  • Apply principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Apply the MIDI protocol for professional music production and equipment synchronization applications in accordance with Sound Industry standards and practices.
  • Apply principles and standards of Business Management in an Audio and/or Music business setting including legal and marketing strategies.
  • Produce Audio Masters.
  • Produce Soundtracks.
Foundation Courses
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND +3
MUT 1011CINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY +4
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
or SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS *+1
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I *+-3
Select one of the following
MGF 1106LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I +~3
or MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
GEB 1011INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3
Intermediate Courses
MUM 2634LTHE DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION *+1
MUM 2661CSOUND RECORDING I *+3
MUM 2601LSOUND RECORDING LAB I *+1
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I *+3
MUM 2720CBUSINESS OF MUSIC +3
MUM 1646CDIALOGUE EDITING AND VOICE PROCESSING *+2
MUM 1648LFOLEY AND SOUND DESIGN +1
MUL 1010MUSIC APPRECIATION ~3
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT ~3
APA 1111CCOLLEGE ACCOUNTING3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH `3
Advanced Courses
MUM 2666CSOUND RECORDING II *+3
MUM 2602LSOUND RECORDING LAB II *+1
SBM 1000SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT3
MAR 2011PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING *3
MUM 2721BUSINESS OF MUSIC II: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FREELANCING *3
MUM 2640CSOUND POSTPRODUCTION - CAPSTONE *+3
MUM 2678LMIXING TECHNIQUES *+1
MUM 2790LMUSIC PRODUCTION - CAPSTONE *+1
Total Credit Hours64

Music Production Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Configure and use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with professional audio industry standards and practices.
  • Configure and use professional audio equipment for sound reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  •  Apply principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Apply the MIDI protocol for professional music production and equipment synchronization applications in accordance with Sound Industry standards and practices.
Foundation Courses
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND +3
MUT 1111MUSIC THEORY I +~3
MUT 1241CSIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING I +1
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
or SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS *+1
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I *+-3
MUT 1112MUSIC THEORY II +*3
MUT 1242CSIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING II +*1
MVK 1111CPIANO CLASS FOR MUSIC MAJORS 11
Intermediate Courses
MUM 2634LTHE DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION *+1
MUM 2661CSOUND RECORDING I *+3
MUM 2601LSOUND RECORDING LAB I *+1
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I *+3
MUL 1010MUSIC APPRECIATION ~3
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT ~3
Science or MathematicsSee Gen Ed Requirements +*~3
MUT 2116MUSIC THEORY III +*3
MUT 2246CSIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING III +*1
MUC 2000CCOMPOSITION AND SONGWRITING I AND II *2
MUN 2004COMMERCIAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE1
Advanced Courses
MUM 2666CSOUND RECORDING II *+3
MUM 2602LSOUND RECORDING LAB II *+1
MUM 2678LMIXING TECHNIQUES *+1
MUM 2624CMIDI AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC II *+3
MUM 2790LMUSIC PRODUCTION - CAPSTONE *+1
Take twice1
MUT 2117MUSIC THEORY IV +*3
MUT 2247CSIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING IV +*1
Sound & Music Technology Electives7
Total Credit Hours64

Sound & Music Entrepreneurship

Program Outcomes

  • Configure and use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with professional audio industry standards and practices.
  • Configure and use professional audio equipment for sound reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  • Apply principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Apply the MIDI protocol for professional music production and equipment synchronization applications in accordance with Sound Industry standards and practices.
  • Design small Project and Home sound studios.
  • Use Principles of Entrepreneurship and Business to develop and implement a solid plan for a viable small studio business.
Foundation Courses
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND +3
MUT 1011CINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY +4
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS *+1
SLS 1122NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE ~3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
GEB 1011INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3
Select one from the following
MAC 1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~3
or MGF 1106 LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I
MUM 2720CBUSINESS OF MUSIC +3
Intermediate Courses
MUM 1003LDIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION ONLINE *+1
or MUM 2634L THE DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION
MUM 1674CPROJECT & HOME STUDIO I *+3
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I *+3
APA 1111CCOLLEGE ACCOUNTING3
GEB 2112ENTREPRENEURSHIP *3
MUL 1010MUSIC APPRECIATION -3
MUM 2630CSOUND FOR MEDIA +3
MUM 1675CPROJECT & HOME STUDIO TECHNIQUES II +*3
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT ~3
Advanced Courses
MAR 2011PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING *3
MUM 2637LINTRODUCTION TO VIDEOGAME AND VR SOUND *+2
MUM 2721BUSINESS OF MUSIC II: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FREELANCING *3
SBM 1000SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT3
MUM 1676CPROJECT & HOME STUDIO III - CAPSTONE +*1
Sound & Music Technology Electives4
Total Credit Hours64

Sound Production Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Configure and use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with professional audio industry standards and practices.
  • Configure and use professional audio equipment for sound reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  • Apply principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Apply the MIDI protocol for professional music production and equipment synchronization applications in accordance with Sound Industry standards and practices.
  • Apply principles of acoustics and electricity in professional audio applications.
  • Produce audio masters.
  • Produce soundtracks.
  • Produce Sound deliverables according to AES, ITU, EBU and AMPTE standards.
Foundation Courses
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND +3
MUT 1011CINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY ++4
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
or SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS *+1
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MUM 1648LFOLEY AND SOUND DESIGN +1
MUM 1660LLOCATION SOUND +1
Math or ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Requirements +*~3
Intermediate Courses
MUM 2634LTHE DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION *+1
MUM 2661CSOUND RECORDING I *+3
MUM 2601LSOUND RECORDING LAB I *+1
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I *+3
MUL 1010MUSIC APPRECIATION ~3
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT ~3
MUM 1646CDIALOGUE EDITING AND VOICE PROCESSING *+2
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
MUM 2632LAUDIO SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE *+2
MUM 1662CLIVE SOUND TECHNIQUES *+3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
Advanced Courses
MUM 2666CSOUND RECORDING II *+3
MUM 2602LSOUND RECORDING LAB II *+1
MUM 2678LMIXING TECHNIQUES *+1
MUM 2637LINTRODUCTION TO VIDEOGAME AND VR SOUND *+2
MUM 2645LMASTERING TECHNIQUES *+1
MUM 2640CSOUND POSTPRODUCTION - CAPSTONE *+3
MUM 2790LMUSIC PRODUCTION - CAPSTONE *+1
Sound Production Electives6
Total Credit Hours64
Sound & Music Technology Electives
Any course(s) with a MUM, MUN, or MV_ prefix not already used to satisfy program requirements, and for which the student satisfies prerequiites and/or corequisites.
and/or
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
MUM 2942INTERNSHIP IN SOUND AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1-4
MUO 2001OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOP2
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3

Notes:

Specialized program courses are offered on the East Campus and may not be offered every session.

Expand your career opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) from Valencia. This degree builds on your skills, and prepares you for a supervisory or management role within your respective field. For more information, go to: Bachelor's Degree in Business & Organizational Leadership.  Students who wish to continue their education should consult with a Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.

Students wishing to transfer credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution for acceptance of this degree.

Audio Electronics Specialist

Technical Certificate

This program prepares students to be highly trained technical personnel to address the needs of local industry for technicians capable of operating, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting professional Audio equipment, as well as, to perform sales, servicing, and training of operators of audio equipment.  

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate Employability Skills
  • Demonstrate set-up and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
  • Use principles of Acoustics and Electricity in professional audio applications.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic reproduction, reinforcement and recording audio equipment.
MAC 1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~3
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
MUT 1011CINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY4
or MUT 1111 MUSIC THEORY I
and
SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING I
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND3
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS1
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I3
EET 1015CFUNDAMENTALS OF DC CIRCUITS3
Any course from the approved electives within the A.S. in Sound and Music Technology program1
Total Credit Hours24
 

Digital Music Production

Technical Certificate

This program prepares students for employment in music production occupations or provides supplemental professional training for persons previously or currently employed in this field.  The content includes, but is not limited to, instruction that prepares individuals for positions such as music directors, singers, composers, and MIDI music sequencers.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate set-up and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
MUT 1011C Introduction to Music Theory
or
MUT 1111 Music Theory I
And
MUT 1241C Sightsinging and Ear Training !4
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I3
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS1
Choose a one credit course from the approved electives in the A.S. in Sound And Music Technology program.1
Total Credit Hours12

Sound and Music Production-Audiovisual Production

Technical Certificate

This program prepares students for careers in the field of professional audiovisual production by providing students with theoretical and classroom experience that closely parallels on-the-job activities. The program provides a technical understanding of acoustics, audio devices, optics and projectors, as well as hands-on experience in the design, setup, and operation of technical systems in the areas of live sound and audiovisual presentations.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate setup and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
  • Use principles of acoustics and electricity in professional audio applications.
  • Demonstrate Employability skills
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
MUT 1011CINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY4
Or
MUT 1111
MUT 1241C
MUSIC THEORY I
and SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING I
4
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I3
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS1
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND3
Choose any one credit course from the approved electives for the A.S. in Sound and Music Technology1
Total Credit Hours15

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the East Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.