Digital Audio Recording Arts Curriculum

Major Program
(66 – 67 semester hours)

Required Core Courses: (44 semester hours)
DARA 101 Digital Audio Recording I 3
DARA 102 Live Sound Recording 2
DARA 103 Live Audio Production & Sound Reinforcement 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 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 Claritas Master 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