Degree Requirements

Recording Arts: Model Four-Year Plan

  • Normal course load is 15-16 semester hours or 4-5 courses per semester.
  • Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major.
  • Suggested sequence, but students often take courses in a modified order.
  • All students must complete six flags to graduate. Each student is responsible for ensuring she/he fulfills all graduation requirements.
  • Freshman Year

    Fall Semester

    • FTVS 1010 Art of Cinema (4 semester hours) OR
    • FTVS 1020 Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours)
    • MUSC 104 Fundamentals of Music (3 semester hours)
    • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 10-11 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • RECA 220 Fundamentals of Sound (3 semester hours)--must earn B or better
    • MUSC 107 The Piano Experience (3 semester hours)--may test out per RECA chair
    • PROD 200 Introduction to Film Production (3 semester hours) OR
    • PROD 101 Introduction to Screen Production (3 semester hours)
    • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-17 semester hours

  • Sophomore Year

    Fall Semester

    • RECA 250 Sound Design (3 semester hours)--must earn B or better
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 12-15 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • RECA 258 Digital Sound Editing (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

  • Junior Year

    Fall Semester

    • RECA 322 Recording Technology (3 semester hours)
    • RECA 353 Production Sound Techniques (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 12-14 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • RECA 358 Post-Production Sound (3 semester hours)
    • RECA 361 Live and Studio Recording (3 semester hours)
    • RECA 362 Audio Software Applications (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-17 semester hours

  • Senior Year

    Fall Semester

    • RECA 461 Multi-Track Studio Recording (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • RECA 464 Advanced Audio (3 semester hours)
    • RECA 470 Senior Recording Arts Project (3 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-18 semester hours