Sound Recording Technology, B.S.

Sample Degree Map

The Sound Recording Technology, B.S. degree is based upon the belief that the audio engineer must be a musician with a broad range of scientific and engineering skills. SRT at Fredonia is a highly selective program that selects applicants on the basis of high academic and musical achievement. The program itself begins in the sophomore year. Graduates have a working knowledge of industry hardware; training and experience in monaural, stereo, and multitrack recording, as well as in live sound for different media; and experience in operations, maintenance, and management. Training is provided in analog and digital recording and editing, sound reinforcement, automation, and signal processing. Juniors assist senior production projects, and seniors produce the equivalent of half an album. Facilities include 8- and 24-track studios and ancillary work rooms. SRT students provide recording services for the School of Music, the community, and the region.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
MATH 122 Calculus 4
MUS 100 Recital Seminar 0
MUS 105 Lessons 2
MUS 117 Piano Class 1
MUS 120 Concert Attendance 0
MUS 121 Aural Skills 2
MUS 123 Music Theory 3
MUS 163 Our World of Music 1
Ensemble 1
FF Course 3
TOTAL 17

Spring Semester

Course Credits
SRT 105 Recording Techniques for Music 1
MATH 123 Calculus II 4
MUS 100 Recital Seminar 0
MUS 106 Lessons 2
MUS 118 Piano Class 2
MUS 120 Concert Attendance 0
MUS 122 Aural Skills 2
MUS 123 Music Theory 3
MUS 164 Our World of Music 1
Ensemble 1
TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
SRT 200 Recording Practicum 2
SRT 250 Recording Techniques 2
CSIT 121 Computer Science I 3
MUS 221 Aural Skills 2
MUS 223 Music Theory 3
PHYS 121 Physics 3
PHYS 123 Physics Lab 1
Ensemble 1
TOTAL 17

Spring Semester

Course Credits
SRT 201 Recording Practicum 2
SRT 251 Recording Techniques 2
MUS 222 Aural Skills 2
MUS 224 Music Theory 3
PHYS 122 Physics II 3
PHYS 124 Physics Lab 1
Ensemble 1
 
TOTAL 14

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
SRT 300 Recording Practicum 2
SRT 350 Recording Techniques 2
MUS 231 Conducting 2
MUS 376 Recital Recording Tech 1
PHYS 311 Acoustics 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
SRT 301 Recording Practicum 2
SRT 351 Recording Techniques 2
MUS 264 Music in Western Civ 3
MUS 471 Digital Recording Software/Sys 2
PHYS 318 Basic Electronics 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
SRT 450 Senior Seminar 2
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
Elective 3
 
TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Credits
SRT 451 Senior Seminar 2
SRT 480 Internship (optional)*
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 14

GRAND TOTAL: 120

*The internship, when it occurs, usually requires a full-time commitment away from Fredonia. To facilitate this option, the student may need to take more credits in the preceding semesters, or add an additional semester of study.

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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