Model Four-Year Plan: Recording Arts

  • 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.
  • Fall Semester

    • Select between:
      • 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)
    • Select between:
      • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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