DARA Curriculum

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

Required Core Courses (44 semester hours)

DARA 101 – Digital Audio Recording I (3)
DARA 102 – Live Sound Recording (2)
DARA 201 – Digital Audio Recording II (3)
DARA 202 – MIDI Composition I (2)
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*)
DARA 103  – Live Audio Production & Sound Reinforcement (2)
DARA 301  – Digital Audio Recording III (3)
DARA 302 – MIDI Composition II (2)
DARA 401  – Digital Audio Recording IV (3)
DARA 402 – Audio for Film/Post Production (2)
DARA 403 – Audio File Management, Troubleshooting & Studio Etiquette (2)
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)
*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)

 

For more curriculum information, see the USF catalog.