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Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Patrick Hernly, Academic Department Chair, SPG, (727) 341-7984Dr. Jonathan Steele, Dean, CL, (727) 791 - 5987
Our program helps students develop "real world" skills that artists need to thrive in a diverse and competitive music industry. The program offers a well-rounded, technology-based educational experience to student musicians, composers, producers, DJs, live-sound reinforcement enthusiasts, broadcast audio engineers, and post-production technologists. The program emphasizes creative processes, technical training, business practices and entrepreneurial skills in a collaborative environment.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
This program is intended for students who have basic proficiency in music theory (e.g., reading and performing basic melodic and rhythmic exercises) and digital audio workstation (DAW) software. Students interested in this program who do not have basic proficiency in these subjects should contact the Fine Arts/Humanities office at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus at 727-341-4360 for advising.
Minimum grade of C required for all courses.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition I
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 26 credits
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLANSelect one Specialist Subplan from below (Complete 20 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Production (Complete 12 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSubplan: Production (Select 3 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSubplan: Production (Select 5 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Artist with Composition Focus (Complete 19 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSubplan: Artist with Composition Focus (Select 1 credit)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Artist with Performance Focus (Complete 4 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSubplan: Artist with Performance Focus (Select 2 credits)
SUBPLANSubplan: Artist with Performance Focus (Select 14 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSuggested Ensemble Elective Courses
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSuggested Applied Lesson Elective Courses
Our certificate and A.S. degree programs help students develop “real world” skills that artists need to thrive in a diverse and competitive music industry. We offer a well-rounded, technology-based educational experience to student musicians, composers, producers, DJs, live-sound reinforcement enthusiasts, broadcast audio engineers, and post-production technologists. Our programs emphasize creative processes, technical training, business practices and entrepreneurial skills in a collaborative environment.
MIRA has built a rich array of learning partners in the industry that connect manufacturers to students and faculty to provide:
The MIRA Associate in Science degree offers a well-rounded, technology-based education to student musicians, composers, producers, DJs, live-sound reinforcement enthusiasts, broadcast audio engineers and post-production technologists.
Our Audio Technology Certificate gives you three options for concentration.
The A.S. program consists of three key elements:
Each subplan compliments the Core Technology curriculum and is based on three established career paths in the music and entertainment field. These tracks represent the most desired disciplines within the arts & entertainment technology realm and provide students the highest quality educational experience available.
While these are distinct paths, each subplan track intersects with the others so that all participants interact and cooperate with contrasting specialties. This collaboration will simulate “real-world” situations for artists. Students will gain a working portfolio that can be used to further his or her career.
Subplans and suggestions for course progression include:
While growth in other industries has slowed, the entertainment industry continues to expand and evolve. Our programs can prepare you for the following careers:
Employment opportunities exist in:
The St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus has fully loaded, multi-faceted audio production suites geared toward the aspiring music professional, no matter what their specialized line of study.
This studio is used primarily for music recording and has the capability to record medium size ensembles.
This studio is used primarily for music mixing, audio for video post-production, and overdubbing.
This studio is used primarily for broadcast production and programming.
MIRA has two large dedicated rehearsal spaces for ensembles to prepare for concerts and learn new material. These spaces have drums, backline, and PA setups strictly for the ensembles to use.
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