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Recording Arts 4-Year Plan

To graduate with your Bachelor of Music with a concentration in recording arts you’ll need to complete all of the courses listed below. This is the recommended order to take your courses so you can earn your degree in four years.

Visit the University’s online catalog for full course descriptions.

Freshman Year, Fall Semester

  • MUS 112: Musicianship I 
  • MUS 102: Keyboard Fundamentals I
  • MATH 102: Quantitative Reasoning or 105: Applied College Algebra
  • ENGL 101: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • UNIV 100: First Year Seminar

Freshman Year, Spring Semester

  • MUS 238: The Music Industry
  • MUS 237: History of the Recording Industry
  • CMCN 170: Media in the 21st Century
  • ENGL 102: Writing & Research about Culture
  • MATH 206: Mathematics of Finance
  • Social/behavioral science elective

Sophomore Year, Fall Semester

  • MUS 276: Introduction to Music Technology
  • MUS 355: Music Industry in the 21st Century
  • MUS 243: Pro Tools 1
  • Communication elective (CMCN) 
  • Science elective

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester

  • MUS 277: Music Synthesis
  • MUS 244: Pro Tools 2
  • MUS 104: Music Appreciation: History of American Popular Music
  • English Literature elective (ENGL)
  • History elective (HIST)

Junior Year, Fall Semester

  • MUS 376: Audio Recording Techniques I
  • MUS 455: Management, Booking and Touring
  • MUS 311: Ableton
  • AMUS 333: Recital Hour
  • Social/behavioral science elective
  • Science elective

Junior Year, Spring Semester

  • CMCN 450: Podcasting
  • MUS 313: Live Event Production
  • MUS 377: Audio Recording Techniques II
  • MUS 366: Jazz History
  • AMUS 333: Recital Hour
  • Communication elective (CMCN) 
  • Science elective

Senior Year, Fall Semester

  • MUS 422: Live Sound and Postproduction
  • MUS 456: Music Business Entrepreneurship  
  • MUS 457: Legal Issues of Music Industry
  • MUS 432: Advanced Electronic Music
  • AMUS 333: Recital Hour
  • Elective (a non-music course)

Senior Year, Spring Semester

  • MUS 433: DIY Recording
  • MUS 466: Capstone Project
  • MUS 441: Advanced Topics in Music Media
  • MUS 434: Mastering
  • MUS 435: Critical Listening
  • AMUS 333: Recital Hour

The recording arts concentration is currently open only to first-time freshmen starting at UL Lafayette in Fall 2021 or later.