Program Milestones, Requirements and Courses

Prerequisites (27 credits)

If you did not complete the prerequisites for this program during your undergraduate studies in music, you may apply for a one-year qualifying program as a special undergraduate student. Contact the Sound Recording Area Chair for further information. Prerequisite courses include:

Required Prerequisite Courses (21 credits)

MUCO 260 Instruments of the Orchestra 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUMT 250 Music Perception and Cognition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 232 Introduction to Electronics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 300D1 Intro to Music Recording 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 300D2 Intro to Music Recording 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 339 Intro to Electroacoustics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHYS 224 Physics of Music 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Prerequisite Courses (6 credits)

Select one of following two courses:

MUMT 203 Introduction to Digital Audio 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

<<OR>>

MUMT 202 Fundamentals of New Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

*Note: Students who lack any previous training in sound recording should take MUMT 202 in lieu of MUMT 203

And select one of the following courses:

MUMT 302 New Media Production 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

<<OR>>

MUPD 204 Production for Digital Media 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Milestones, year 1

  • Meet with your supervisor and select the 3 elective seminars to take over 2 years.
  • Compile and submit your recording portfolio at the end of each term.
  • Fill out your progress reports.

 

Year 1, Fall required courses

MUSR 629D1 Technical Ear Training 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 668 Digital/Analog Audio Editing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 670D1 Recording Theory & Practice 1 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 672D1 Analysis of Recordings 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Year 1, Winter required courses

MUSR 629D2 Technical Ear Training 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 667 Digital Studio Technology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 670D2 Recording Theory & Practice 1 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 672D2 Analysis of Recordings 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 678 Adv Digital Editing&Post-Prod. 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 


Milestones, year 2

  • Compile and submit your recording portfolio at the end of each term.
  • Apply in February to graduate in Spring (see graduation webpage).
  • Fill out your progress reports.

 

Year 2, Fall required courses

MUSR 671D1 Recording Theory & Practice 2 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 669D1 Topics:Classical Music Record 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 674 Course not available

MUSR 677D1 Audio for Video Post-Prod 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Year 2, Winter required courses

MUSR 669D2 Topics:Classical Music Record 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 671D2 Recording Theory & Practice 2 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 677D2 Audio for Video Post-Prod 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 


Elective Courses (9 credits)

Taking all 4 electives (12 credits) is possible, but will result in additional fees.

MUSR 691 Mastering and Restoration 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 631D1 Adv Technical Ear Training 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 631D2 Adv Technical Ear Training 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 692 Music Production Workshop 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUSR 695 Techniques of Immersive Sound 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Time Limit!

Progress Reports and Degree Audit Forms

To avoid running out of time, fill out your progress reports at least once a year with your supervisor.

PDF icon Graduate Progress Report Guidelines

Research progress tracking form

M.A. Sound Recording (non-thesis)


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