DARA Curriculum

Digital Audio Recording Arts Major, Bachelors of Science
(66 – 67 semester hours)

Required Core Courses: (44 semester hours)
DARA 203 – Music Architectures and Structures – (3)
DARA 204 – Acoustics for the Recording Artist/Audio Engineer – (3)
DARA 205 – DARA OS (Original Saints) Ensemble – (1)*
ENTR 376 – Survey of the Music Industry (WI) – (3)
ENTR 377 – “My recording is finished, now what?” Music Revenues – (3)
ENTR 498 – Music Industry Internship – (3)
MUSC 121 – Our Musical Heritage – (3)
MUSC 191 – Digital Audio Recording I – (3)
MUSC 193 – Live Sound Recording – (2)
MUSC 291 – Digital Audio Recording II – (3)
MUSC 292 – MIDI Composition I – (2)
MUSC 293 – Live Sound Production – (2)
MUSC 391 – Digital Audio Recording III – (3)
MUSC 392 – MIDI Composition II – (2)
MUSC 491 – Digital Audio Recording IV – (3)
MUSC 492 – Audio for Film – (2)
MUSC 493 – Troubleshooting, Studio Etiquette – (2)
*Students must complete 2 semester hours of DARA 205

Choose two courses from the following: (2 semester hours)
DARA 207 – Applied Studio Guitar/Bass – (1)
DARA 208 – Applied Studio Controller/Keyboard – (1)
DARA 209 – Applied Studio Vocals – (1)
DARA 210 – Applied Studio Drums/Percussion – (1)
any of the above listed courses can be repeated to fulfill the 2 hour requirement

 

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

Recording Artist Concentration (20 semester hours)

DARA 206 – Controller Techniques – (2)
DARA 303 – Elements of the Groove – (3)
DARA 304 – Genres of Contemporary Popular Music – (3)
DARA 305 – Songwriting – (3)

Choose an additional two courses from the following: (2 semester hours)
DARA 207 – Applied Studio Guitar/Bass (1)
DARA 208 – Applied Studio Controller/Keyboard (1)
DARA 209 – Applied Studio Vocals (1)
DARA 210 – Applied Studio Drums/Percussion (1)
any of the above listed courses can be repeated to fulfill the 2 hour requirement

Choose three courses hours from the following: (3 semester hours)
DARA 205 – DARA OS (Original Saints) Ensemble – (1)
MUSC 271 – Schola Cantorum – (1)
MUSC 272 – Concert Chorale – (1)
MUSC 273 – The Singing Saints – (1)
MUSC 274 – Music Theatre/Opera Theatre – (1)
MUSC 275 – Joliet Symphony Orchestra (JSO) – (1)
MUSC 276 – Instrumental Chamber Ensemble – (1)
any of the above listed courses can be repeated to fulfill the 3 hour requirement

Choose two courses of the following: (4 semester hours)
DARA 307 – Vocals in the Studio – (2)
DARA 308 – Strings, Brass, Woodwinds in the Studio – (2)
DARA 309 – Guitars in the Studio – (2)
DARA 310 – Music for Gaming – (2)

 

Audio Engineer Concentration (20 semester hours)

DARA 206 – Controller Techniques – (2)
DARA 303 – Elements of the Groove – (3)
DARA 304 – Genres Contemporary Music – (3)
DARA 307 – Vocals in the Studio – (2)
DARA 308 – Strings, Brass, Woodwinds in the Studio – (2)
DARA 309 – Guitars in the Studio – (2)
ENTR 498 – Music Industry Internship – (3)*
*ENTR 498 is required within the Core requirements and the Audio Engineer Concentration for a total of 6 semester hours)

Choose one of the following: (3 semester hours)
DARA 305 – Songwriting – (3)
DARA 306 – MAX for Ableton Live (3)

 

Music Industry Entrepreneur Concentration (21 semester hours)

ACCT 124 – Survey of Accounting & Budgeting – (3)
ENTR 370 – Entrepreneurship – (3)
ENTR 378 – Music Licensing – (3)
ENTR 498 – Music Industry Internship – (3)*
*ENTR 498 is required within the Core requirements and in the Music Industry Concentration for a total of 6 semester hours)

Choose three of the following courses (9 semester hours)
ENTR 375 – Business Plan Development – (3)
ENTR 379 – Independent Record Label Management – (3)
FINC 375 – Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance – (3)
MGMT 150 – Management and Organizational Behavior – (3)
MKTG 175 – Principles of Marketing – (3)
MKTG 372 – Internet Marketing and E-Commerce – (3)

 

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