Electronic Music and Recording - A.A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for mixing music into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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The Electronic Music degree combines areas of music and electronics in the musical and creative use of electronic production, sound design tools and technologies in this innovative program. Emphasis is on developing hands-on skills in modern electronic music technology, as well as how to use electronic instruments to manipulate sound and create music. Students will explore history, musicianship, theory, composition, and performance to develop an individual creative identity.

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, cultural diversity and heritage of music.
  • Acquire an appreciation of music and identify a personal aesthetic.
  • Recognize music as art and a universal language with organization and structure.
  • Identify and articulate the components of music composition.
  • Perform music from a variety of genres showing the abilities of a professional.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
GNED000 General Education Requirement* 3
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
1
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
3
MUSC002** Applied Music I 1
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
1
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
1
GNED000 General Education Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Spring - First Year
ENGL125 Technical Writing & Communication 3
MATH105 Technical Mathematics I 3
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
1
MUSC115 Electronic Music I 3
MUSC002** Applied Music II 1
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
1
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
3
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
3
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
1
MUSC002** Applied Music III 1
MUSC140 Electronic Music II 3
Total Semester Credits
14
Spring - Second Year
GHMN000
GSOC000
Humanities or
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement*
3
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
3
MUSC155 Live Sound Production 3
MUSC245 Electronic Music III 3
TSC000
ELMR000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Elective Requirement*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

**Applied Music I, II & III: Course number varies based on student’s primary instrument or voice. See the College Catalog for choices.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.