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MIDI Applications, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner Code: 1_AA_MIDI

Control Number: 08641

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This program is designed for the musician or computer professional who wants a concentrated course of study in the field of computer music. Courses are designed to emphasize the practical application of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

Complete the MIDI Applications Certificate of Achievement and Associate in Arts graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcomes

  1. Create and perform musical compositions utilizing a standard scoring program.
  2. Create musical compositions utilizing standard music production programs that demonstrate competency in the following techniques: looping, sequencing, editing, and virtual synthesis.
  3. Demonstrate applications of studio recording techniques.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA major requirements.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or “pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE)Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
  5. GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL REQUIREMENT (Required for AA degree only) Some of the courses listed in this requirement can also be used to meet General Education Requirements. Courses that are repeatable for credit can only be used once in this area. - Select one or more courses from the following totaling 3 units: Anthropology A100*, A100H*, A102*, A190*, Art A108*, Communication Studies A155*, Counseling A107*, A107H*, Dance A130*, A133*, A135*, A137*, A138*, Early Childhood A126, English A152*, A173*, Ethnic Studies A100*, A150*, Fashion A125, Food, and Nutrition A185, Geography A185*, History A101*, A110*, A141, A142, A145,* A150*, A151*, A152*, A161*, A161H*, A162*, A162H*, Philosophy A120*, Psychology A105*, Religious Studies A110*, A120*, A140*, A150*, A160, Sociology A100*, A100H*, A115*, A150*, A190* *Denotes courses that fulfill CSU GE Breadth and/ or IGETC requirements. 
Course Title Units
Required Courses
CIS A100Introduction to Computer Applications3
MUS A110Computers in Music 13
MUS A111Computers in Music 23
MUS A112Computers in Music 33
MUS A113Computers in Music 43
MUS A115Fundamentals of Music3
MUS A261Recording Techniques 13
Restricted Electives5
C++ Programming Language 1
Film Production 1
Piano 1
Piano 2
Theory 1
Piano 3
Piano 4
Total Units26
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 26
AA General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Minimum Degree Units 60

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CIS A100 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
MUS A110 Computers in Music 1 3
MUS A115 Fundamentals of Music 3
MUS A261 Recording Techniques 1 3
OCC AA GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
MUS A111 Computers in Music 2 3
Select five units from Restricted Electives: (See Requirements) 1 5
OCC AA GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE 2 3-4
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better): 3-4
Intermediate Algebra 3
or Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
 
 Units14-16
Year 2
Semester 1
MUS A112 Computers in Music 3 3
PSCI A180
American Government
or American Government Honors
3
OCC AA GE AREA B with lab - CHOOSE ONE 4 4
OCC AA GE AREA E1 - CHOOSE ONE 5 0.5-4
AA Global/Multicultural Requirement - CHOOSE ONE 6 3
ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE) 7 2.5
 Units16-19.5
Semester 2
MUS A113 Computers in Music 4 3
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
OCC AA GE AREA D2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AA GE AREA D3 - CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AA GE AREA E2 - CHOOSE ONE 5 1
OCC AA GE AREA C1 - CHOOSE ONE 8 2-4
 Units15-17
 Total Units60-67.5