Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Recording

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Recording Techniques I   (MUS-285)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of recording techniques involving the history, concepts, and mechanics of the recording process. Trains students for the recording of live concerts. Also acquaints students with acoustical principles, recording hardware, and recording procedures. 
Instrumentation Theory   (PSG-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Instrumentation Theory provides an overview of the basic electrical principles involved in polysomnographic recording. The course covers, in detail, issues related to patient safety, operation of PSG equipment, recording specifications involved in data acquisition, troubleshooting of recording equipment, and patient documentation.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Relate basic electrical principles to the performance of polysomnography.
  • Summarize the principles of electrical safety.
  • Explain the principles of operation of PSG equipment.
  • Explain the effects of digital sampling and resolution factors and time-base on signal display quality.
  • Outline the frequency and voltage characteristics of the physiologic signals measured during polysomnography.
  • Explain the principles of operation of ancillary monitoring equipment.
  • Choose, interface, and calibrate ancillary recording equipment.
  • Explain the principles of operation of oximeters and capnographs.
  • Explain the principles of electrode function and impedance measurements.
  • Explain the principles of analog and digital signal calibration.
  • Determine appropriate recording parameters based on the signal to be recorded.
  • Differentiate physiological signals from artifact.
  • Explain the principles for determining data validity.
  • Explain the principles of derivation, amplifier, and environmental alteration and documentation.

 
Advanced Recording   (COM-342)   3.00 s.h.  
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Advanced level recording skills and techniques used in mass media. 
Accompanying   (MUS-210)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Piano accompanying, including rehearsals, and performance. Demonstration of ability to play as collaborative pianist through submission of performance video or DVD.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate participation as a collaborative piano accompanist through a repertoire list of pieces practiced and performed; knowledge of genre and history of pieces performed.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and play piano part assigned, musical sensitivity to the articulations, dynamics, phrasing, and rhythm of the music.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with partner/s as a collaborative pianist; good rehearsal techniques, sight-reading, problems unique to ensemble playing and the particular pieces chosen to record.
  • Submit a recording of his/her performance as a collaborative pianist with at least three pieces of varying styles and tempos. The recording can be and should be a video recording or DVD. The performance can be from a public performance or a private recording session.

 
Recording Techniques II   (MUS-286)   3.00 s.h.  
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Emphasis on signal processing equipment and how it relates to live recording from the concert stage. Includes experience recording live concerts. 
Music Studio   (MUS-493)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Studio component for music courses.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate the various types of projects that can be produced in a professional music studio
  • Describe the equipment components of a typical professional music studio (both necessary and optional), their function(s) in the pre-production, production and/or post-production phases, and differences in similar components produced by different manufacturers
  • Describe the different media used for various projects (tape, CD, digital recording, cloud, etc.)
  • Describe the different types of personnel required in a professional music studio
  • Describe the steps required to prepare for a typical recording project (pre-production), including special accommodations needed for the various instrumental/vocal setups that might be encountered
  • Describe the procedures followed during the music recording session to assure success
  • Describe the steps required to complete a typical recording project (post-production).

 
Weather Observation   (EAS-235)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Practice in observing weather elements; making instrument evaluations; encoding/recording weather observations of sky conditions, cloud forms, atmospheric phenomena, visibility and obstructions, wind, temperature, humidity, pressure and precipitation; and classification of storm echoes received on storm detection equipment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstration of knowledge of standards instruments used to record weather conditions; how they work, their uses, and limitations or sources of error.
  • Be able to explain how visual observations are made ( e.g. Beaufort Scale), including sky conditions, cloud forms, other atmospheric phenomena (e.g. halos, sun dogs, smoke, etc.)
  • Understanding of the standard symbols utilized to record this data on weather maps.
  • Explain how storms are detected utilizing remote sensing (e.g. Doppler Radar, bow echoes, etc.) and how the patterns produced through such instruments are interpreted.

 
Beginning Percussion I   (MUS-107)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental percussion techniques and methods as well as an understanding of ensemble and solo performance. The student will also demonstrate knowledge of percussion literature, composers, and historical conventions of classical and popular forms.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate and discuss good form including appropriate hand positions, use of both hands, and posture.
  • Discuss the various ways of playing percussion instruments and how different styles have led to playing the instrument in varying ways. (i.e. classical, rock, jazz, blues, country, etc.)
  • Describe the styles of composers from various time periods. Demonstrate and discuss how these have influenced your playing as well as the overall evolution of percussion.
  • Summarize the history of percussion instruments including a description of the predecessors and 20th and 21st Century changes.
  • Analyze a concert that is recorded or live, with particular attention to the role of percussion.
  • Submit performance recordings of at least three pieces of varying styles and tempos. The performances can be from public or private recording sessions.
  • Performance recordings should be submitted as appropriate. All outcomes should be addressed in the narrative. Students will submit recordings of their performances in a digital video format

 
Beginning Guitar I   (MUS-168)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental guitar techniques and methods as well as an understanding of chords and melody. The student will also demonstrate knowledge of guitar literature, composers, and historical conventions of classical and popular forms.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate and discuss good form while holding a guitar, including appropriate hand positions, movement of both hands, and posture.
  • Discuss the various ways of playing the guitar and how different styles have led to playing the instrument in varying ways. (i.e. classical, rock, jazz, blues, country, etc.)
  • Describe the styles of composers from various time periods for the guitar. Demonstrate and discuss how these have influenced your playing as well as the overall evolution of the guitar.
  • Summarize the history of the guitar as an instrument including a description of the guitars predecessors and 20th Century changes.
  • Analyze a guitar concert (approved by the mentor) that is recorded or live.
  • Submit performance recordings of at least three pieces of varying styles and tempos. The performances can be from public or private recording sessions.
  • Performance recordings should be submitted as appropriate. All outcomes should be addressed in the narrative. Students will submit recordings of their performances in a digital video format

 
Piano Ensemble II   (MUS-362)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Reading and performing four-hand compositions for one or two pianos.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate participation in a piano ensemble/s through repertoire list practiced and/or performed, knowledge of genre and history of pieces performed. Student will submit the 3 repertoire pieces to the mentor for approval before writing PLA narrative.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and play piano ensemble with musical sensitivity to the articulations, dynamics, phrasing, and rhythm of the music. This will be done by submission of videotape, and a discussion of the ensemble problems/ challenges for each piece performed.
  • Submit a recording of his/her performance with partner of at least three pieces of varying styles and tempos. The recording will be an uploaded videotape or DVD. The performance can be from a public performance or a private recording session.

 
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