Fall 2020 Offerings

  • An introduction to the aesthetic, pragmatic, and technical issues of motion picture sound recording, editing, and mixing.

    PROD and RECA majors only. Prerequisite: FTVS 1010 or FTVS 1020.

    See PROWL for course days and times

  • Study of psychological and neuroscientific basis of human music preferences by looking at most relevant research on human brain and music, as well as the theories that were developed based on that research. Ultimately, searching for the answers of why certain songs become huge music hits.

    University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Understanding Human Behavior.

    Meetings: ONLINE

  • Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:10pm

  • The electronic theories of sound recording and reproduction.

    RECA majors only. Prerequisites: RECA 220 with a grade of B (3.0) or better, RECA 250 with a grade of B (3.0) or better, and RECA 258.
    Corequisite: RECA 353.

    Meetings: Online

  • Production sound theory and practice, with actual experience in recording, producing sound, and introduction to initial post-production procedures for film and TV.

    RECA majors only. Prerequisites: RECA 220 with a grade of B (3.0) or better, RECA 250 with a grade of B (3.0) or better, and RECA 258.
    Corequisite: RECA 322.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm OR Thursdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm


  • Production sound theory and practice, with actual experience in recording, producing sound, and introduction to initial post-production procedures for film and TV.

    PROD majors only. Prerequisites: PROD 200 and RECA 250.

    Meetings: See PROWL for Days and Times

  • By watching and listening to film soundtracks, as presented through more than 200 film clips, students perform extensive visual and audio analysis of how music contributes to narrative cinematic arts. Students will be connecting visual and audio structural elements of film as they are related to important psychological principles such as humans having bias toward predictability, especially when it comes to musical expectations. Combined interdisciplinary concepts of psychology, music, and film are used to achieve the learning outcomes.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.

    Meetings: ONLINE

  • Defining the role of the music supervisor in drawing on the combined resources of the film and television communities to marry music and moving images, this course is for anyone interested in the business and art of film and television music. Lectures and discussion with guest speakers (music supervisors, composers, filmmakers, producers, music licensing representatives, and executives) present the principles and procedures of music supervision.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:10pm

  • Music production and sound engineering using multi-track studio recording techniques.
    Lecture and Laboratory, 6 hours.

    RECA majors only. Prerequisites: RECA 220 with a grade of B (3.0) or better, RECA 250 with a grade of B (3.0) or better, RECA 258, RECA 322, RECA 353, RECA 358, RECA 361; MUSC 104 and MUSC 107.

    Meetings: See PROWL for Days and TImes

  • Production sound theory and practice, with actual experience in recording, producing sound, and advanced post-production procedures for TV and film; ADR, Foley, dialog and sound effects editing, and mixing.

    Graduate PROD majors only. Prerequisite: RECA 500.

    Meetings: See PROWL for Days and TImes