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Music / Sound Production A.A. (DAPA)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program is designed for students interested in the music and sound production industries. Program course work explores career opportunities in these industries. Industry positions include, but are not limited to, music producer, sound designer, sound editor, disc jockey, recording and live sound engineers. Students gain practical experience by utilizing industry-standard software, hardware and common production techniques.

Students are urged to consult with an academic advisor or counselor to ensure that the courses selected meet LCCC requirements and those of the four-year college or university to which transfer is intended.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • demonstrate computer literacy.
  • demonstrate knowledge in the principles of sound and digital audio.
  • apply critical listening and thinking skills.
  • Record, produce, edit, mix, and master audio using industry-standard equipment and software.
  • Create a demo reel showcasing course work and production experience.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CMN 101 Introduction to Media Communications 3
CMN 105 Interpersonal Communications 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Elective** Free Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
DMP 115 Principles of Sound Production 3
CMN 118 Media Scriptwriting 3
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
Elective Music 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
DMP 216 Digital Audio Production 3
Elective Music 3
Elective** Free Elective 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Elective *** Laboratory Science 4
Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective **** General Education Elective 6
Elective ** Free Elective 6
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Credit Total 61

* Recommended Math elective: MAT 150. 
** Recommended Free electives: ART 107, ART 119, CMN 113, CMN 204, CMN 205, DMP 225
*** Recommended Lab Science: PHY 101
**** Recommended General Education electives: CIS 105, CMN 112, CMN 120, CMN 121