DARA Curriculum

Digital Audio Recording Arts Major (B.S.)
(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:

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)

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)

 

User Generated Content Concentration (21 semester hours)

DARA 320 User Generated Content 1 3
DARA 321 User Generated Content 2 3
DARA 322 Storyboarding & Script Writing for User Generated Content 3
DARA 420 User Generated Content Practicum 3
ENTR 401 Optimization and Monetization of User Generated Content 3
MKTG 175 Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 372 Internet Marketing and E-Commerce 3

 

Digital Audio Recording Arts Minor

Minor Program (23 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 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)

For more curriculum information, see the USF catalog.