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MUSIC PRODUCTION
Bachelor of Science Degree Program - Online
2 FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
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OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVE 05

DEGREE PROGRAM 06

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CHRONOL OGIC A L ORDE R OF C OU R SE S

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Overview Objective
With the music industry’s growing use of the Internet Our goal is to provide you with the focused
and the collaborative aspects of the music production knowledge and understanding of music production
environment, the demand for original music content technology and concepts needed to qualify for
has increased. Full Sail’s Music Production Bachelor entry-level industry positions as multimedia music
of Science Degree Program presents a thorough, composers, digital music recording engineers,
constantly developing curriculum that encompasses postproduction audio engineers, MIDI/digital audio
music composition, digital recording, and music workstation operators and programmers, music
production for animation, websites, and gaming. editors, music arrangers, interactive sound design
Whether a novice or a veteran musician, this degree and music composers, game music composers,
provides you with a formal education that can help and a variety of other positions in the audio and
prepare you for a variety of career paths in the world entertainment industries.
of music creation and production.
In addition to gaining technical proficiency and
From digital audio principles, digital workstation creative development, your education will help
technology, and digital signal flow to signal you develop critical thinking, problem solving, and
processing, MIDI techniques, and sound effect analytical skills that contribute to lifelong learning,
design, the curriculum covers many different providing you with tools to help sustain a long and
procedures and applications found in the music productive professional career in the entertainment
production world. Through coursework utilizing a and media industry.
personal production studio consisting of an Apple
laptop computer and a variety of professional audio
software programs, you will gain the confidence
and skills to help you succeed in a variety of music
production environments after graduation.

In addition to music production skills and techniques,


you’ll also develop communication skills and take
courses in music history, professional presentation,
music theory, songwriting, music copyright and
publishing, and music business. To help you make
the transition into this industry, we’ve also got a
team of Career Development professionals that can
help you polish your interviewing skills and get you
ready to pursue your career. In addition, the Career
Development services and advisors will be available
for support and assistance throughout the length of
your professional career. MUSIC PRODUCTION
OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVE

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Music Production
Bachelor of Science Degree Program - Online

PROGRAM CORE
Code Course Credit Hours
REC 4315 Advanced Audio Postproduction 4.00 MPR 3311 Musical Arrangement 4.00
MPR 3301 Advanced Music Composition Programming 4.00 MUT 1212 Musical Listening and Identification 4.00
MPR 4001 Advanced Music Production for Media 4.00 MPR 4411 Professional Workflow 4.00
MUT 3413 Advanced Music Theory 4.00 REC 3011 Songwriting and Development 2.00
REC 1801 Audio File Management and Documentation 3.00
REC 2803 Audio Postproduction 5.00 Totals: 92.00
REC 2413 Audio Workstations 4.00
REC 1751 Digital Audio and Theory 3.00 GENERAL EDUCATION
MPR 1851 Digital Recording Principles 4.00 Code Course Credit Hours
MPR 3451 Game Music Composition 4.00 CLP 1006 Behavioral Science† 4.00
REC 2623 Interactive Audio 4.00 MGF 1213 College Mathematics† 4.00
REC 1731 MIDI 4.00 CGS 1000 Computer Science and Internet† 4.00
MUM 3733 Music Business Marketing† 4.00 DGL 101 Digital Literacy 4.00
MPR 1301 Music Composition Programming 4.00 ENC 1101 English Composition I† 4.00
MUM 3308 Music Copyright and Publishing† 4.00 SPC 2140 Interpersonal Communications 4.00
MPR 3113 Music Genres 4.00 COM 3109 Professional Communication and Presentation† 4.00
MUH 2051 Music History I 2.00 ENC 326 Professional Writing 4.00
MUH 3051 Music History II 2.00
MPR 4853 Music Production Final Project 4.00 Totals: 32.00
MPR 3701 Music Production for Media 4.00
MUT 1023 Music Theory 3.00 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 124
TOTAL WEEKS: 128

These specific courses use the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS).

Chronological Schedule by Months


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DIGITAL LITERACY
COLLEGE COMPUTER SCIENCE MUSICAL LISTENING MUSIC COMPOSITION DIGITAL AUDIO DIGITAL RECORDING
MUSIC THEORY
MATHEMATICS & INTERNET & IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMMING & THEORY PRINCIPLES
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

AUDIO FILE
SONGWRITING MUSICAL
MUSIC HISTORY I MIDI MANAGEMENT & INTERACTIVE AUDIO ENGLISH COMPOSITION I AUDIO WORKSTATIONS
& DEVELOPMENT ARRANGEMENT
DOCUMENTATION

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ADVANCED MUSIC
ADVANCED MUSIC MUSIC BUSINESS AUDIO MUSIC PRODUCTION PROFESSIONAL
MUSIC GENRES COMPOSITION MUSIC HISTORY II
THEORY MARKETING POSTPRODUCTION FOR MEDIA WRITING
PROGRAMMING

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ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL
MUSIC COPYRIGHT GAME MUSIC ADVANCED AUDIO PROFESSIONAL INTERPERSONAL MUSIC PRODUCTION
MUSIC PRODUCTION COMMUNICATION
& PUBLISHING COMPOSITION POSTPRODUCTION WORKFLOW COMMUNICATIONS FINAL PROJECT
FOR MEDIA & PRESENTATION

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Course Descriptions
Program Core
REC 4315 MPR 4001 REC 1801 REC 2803
Advanced Audio Advanced Music Audio File Management Audio Postproduction
Postproduction Production for Media and Documentation The Audio Postproduction Course
provides students with an overview
The Advanced Audio Postproduction The Advanced Music Production for The Audio File Management and
of production sound and audio
Course provides students with an advanced Media Course teaches students how Documentation Course provides students
postproduction sound design for film and
view of the process of audio postproduction music and sound contribute to multimedia with a comprehensive understanding of many
television. Subjects include the history
for multimedia music composers. This course storytelling. Beginning with a survey of different audio file formats and the proper
of the audio postproduction process, the
focuses on the creative development of audio animation shorts and films, students will management and documentation of these files.
recording of production sound, timecode
postproduction elements, such as sound effect identify the standards and develop music Additional topics addressed in this course
and synchronization, the film audio
design, music editing, dialogue editing, and the compositional skills for each genre. Students include professional management standards for
postproduction process, and the television
final mixing process. The final mix of a film or will create a score to accompany an animation audio files and file documentation standards
audio postproduction process.
television soundtrack requires many different short or short film. for various audio production applications. This
sound layers; this course specifically examines course helps to develop students’ professional
Course Outline
each one of these elements while engineering Course Outline demeanor through careful examination of
the finished product. industry standards, workflow, protocol,
History of Audio Postproduction
Animation and Film Survey etiquette, and vocabulary.
Course Outline Recording Production Audio for
Animation and Film Production Course Outline Film and Video
Sound Effect Design and Editing Roles and Organization
Overview Audio File Formats Timecode and Synchronization
Music Editing for Film and Television Creating Musical Characters
Understanding Audio File Film Audio Postproduction Process
Sound Effect Design for Film and Television Creating Moods, Tension and Release
Format Management
Television Audio Postproduction Process
Mixing and Processing: Troubleshooting Composing to Picture
Audio Session Documentation
Total credit hours 5.00
Total credit hours 4.00 Total credit hours 4.00 Development of Audio File
Course length 4 weeks
Course length 4 weeks Course length 4 weeks Problem Solving Skills
Professional Etiquette and Protocol

Total credit hours 3.00


Course length 4 weeks
REC 2413
MPR 3301 MUT 3413
Advanced Music Advanced Music Theory Audio Workstations
The Audio Workstations Course explores
Composition Programming Students in the Advanced Music Theory the digital audio workstation environment
Course identify, appraise, and cultivate a through an overview of digital audio concepts
The Advanced Music Composition
comprehensive knowledge of music theory. and practices. Students receive instruction and
Programming Course continues to
These elements include counterpoint, practical experience with powerful computer-
develop the compositional voice of each
modulations, secondary dominants, extended based recording systems typically found in
student. Students will work together to create
harmony, extended form, and borrowed the modern audio and professional music
professional documentation and utilize their
chords. Students will also explore the composition environment.
recording skills to support a musical project. The
instrumentation and orchestration practices
project will exemplify real-world collaboration
that define style genres. Course Outline
while composing, tracking, and mixing to
produce a professional musical composition.
Course Outline Workstation Hardware and Software
Course Outline
Harmonic Analysis Workstation Techniques and Procedures
Collaboration Tools Rhythmic Analysis File Management
Marketing Your Talent and Rhythm Section Analysis Digital Audio Theory and Practice
Musical Services
Musical Form
Teamwork and Project Team Management Total credit hours 4.00
Course length 4 weeks
Total credit hours 4.00
Preproduction and Session Planning
Course length 4 weeks
Tracking and Mixing Basics

Total credit hours 4.00


Course length 4 weeks

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Course Descriptions
Program Core
REC 1751 MPR 3451 REC 1731 MUM 3733
Digital Audio and Theory Game Music Composition MIDI Music Business Marketing†
It is vital that today’s media production Creating music for game audio requires a Musical Instrument Digital Interface The Music Business Marketing Course
composer has a solid understanding of digital radical shift in production strategy because (MIDI) is the electronic marriage of music and explores general marketing concepts as they
audio and the theories associated with this of the conditional-access design of games. In computer technology that revolutionized music relate to the nuances of the music business.
technology. The Digital Audio and Theory the Game Music Composition Course, composition, recording, and arrangement. Students construct strategic plans in the
Course examines digital audio in various audio students study game music and design, analyze Students are introduced to the history of the selection and development of media products
applications, preparing students for working in design approaches, and synthesize and employ MIDI concept, its principles and theory, and and are introduced to entertainment licensing
the digital audio realm. a toolbox of production strategies through MIDI production techniques as well as MIDI concepts and promotional avenues such as trade
group collaboration led by the educator. Music control, synchronization, troubleshooting, shows, trade publications, and the Internet.
Course Outline skills will continue to develop through the and the design of MIDI systems. Students In addition, this course strengthens students’
construction and production of a course project. also survey the effect of MIDI on the modern understanding of analytical tools and strategic
Fundamentals of Digital Audio recording studio environment and examine analysis of the music business, providing them
Course Outline live audio MIDI applications. Finally, students with knowledge that can facilitate the success of
Digital Audio Recording learn how to interface computers with musical their creative work. Consumer behavior and its
Game Music Survey instruments for recording and live performance effect on the success of entertainment products
Digital Audio Reproduction
applications. are also examined.
and Error Correction The Game Design Process and Team
Digital Audio and Media Formats Course Outline Course Outline
Nonlinear Musical Development
Digital Signal Processing Nonlinear Musical Character Development MIDI Concepts Marketing Principles and Terminology

Total credit hours 3.00 Developing a Game Environment Sequencing Advertising


Course length 4 weeks with Sound and Music
MIDI Hardware and Software Competitive Tactics
Total credit hours 4.00 Synchronization Marketing Plan Development
Course length 4 weeks
Entertainment Licensing and Promotion
Total credit hours 4.00
Course length 4 weeks Merchandising
Public Relations
Branding
MPR 1851 REC 2623
Total credit hours 4.00
Digital Recording Interactive Audio Course length 4 weeks
Principles The Interactive Audio Course introduces
students to the importance of high-quality
Advancements in computer hardware and
audio for all applications of interactive media.
software have led to a revolution in music
Students delve into specific examples of audio
production. High-quality results can now be
components and explore how the elements
achieved economically without the necessity
apply to the final product. The course provides
of large-format facilities. In the Digital
a survey of audio, computer, and synthesis
Recording Principles Course, students
fundamentals as applied to streaming audio,
receive training on how to get professional-
video games, and other interactive content.
sounding results from their laptop-based
project studio environment.
Course Outline
Course Outline
Fundamentals of Audio for Interactive
Media Applications
Mac OS System Audio
Sound Design and Postproduction for
Recording Software Overview
Various Interactive Media
Maximizing Input Devices
Multichannel Surround Sound
Standard Music Production Practice Formats and Applications

Common Challenges in the Digital Audio Theories and


Project Studio Environment Interactive Media Issues

Total credit hours 4.00 Total credit hours 4.00


Course length 4 weeks Course length 4 weeks

This specific course uses the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS).

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MPR 1301 MPR 3113 MUH 3051 MPR 3701
Music Composition Music Genres Music History II Music Production
Programming Musical genres are often associated with The Music History II Course explores the for Media
distinct lifestyles and attitudes. These popular music revolution of 1965–1970 as
The Music Composition Programming Students in the Music Production for Media
associations can be used to tell the story of a well as “big business” music and promotion
Course instructs students on the process of Course create music to fit within typical
character or product with genre-based music. convergence. In this course, students explore
capturing and developing new musical ideas. broadcast branding and advertising found in
For that reason, composers who can produce specific case studies involving artists and their
By utilizing skills learned in Music Theory and the real world. Beginning with an exploration of
music in many styles have more to offer their impact on the industry.
Musical Listening and Identification, students music in branding and marketing, students will
clients. Students build this competency in the
will transcribe their melodies and bass lines learn to discern the elements that constitute
Musical Genres Course by arranging and Course Outline
into musical notation with music composition standards in professional commercial music
producing songs that make use of specific
software and learn how to develop their ideas production. Music skills will continue to
genre attributes. The Popular Music Revolution 1965–1970
using various compositional methods. Loop- be developed through the construction
based sequencing with various professional Big Business Music, Promotion and production of advertisement and jingle
Course Outline
audio software programs will also be employed Convergence vs. the Fringe 1970–1990 campaign packages as well as a website
to provide each student with a powerful set of branding project.
Roots Genre Arrangements
music content creation tools. Total credit hours 2.00
Pop Genre Arrangements Course Outline
Course length 4 weeks
Course Outline
Modern Genre Arrangements Media Survey: Music Branding and
Loop Based Composition Advertising for Radio, Television,
Total credit hours 4.00 and the Web
Programming Drum Loops
Course length 4 weeks
Sonic Branding
Composing Melodies
Jingle Campaigns
Composing Bass Lines
Producing a Campaign
Chord-Bass-Melody Method
Melody-Chord-Bass Method Total credit hours 4.00
Course length 4 weeks
Total credit hours 4.00
Course length 4 weeks
MUM 3308 MUH 2051 MPR 4853 MUT 1023
Music Copyright Music History I Music Production Music Theory
and Publishing† The American music industry has generated Final Project The Music Theory Course encompasses a
hits and new style combinations through every thorough study of the workings of music and
The Music Copyright and Publishing The Music Production Final Project
decade. The Music History I Course surveys sound. Students will study music theory, song
Course teaches students how to protect their Course provides opportunities for Music
this rich evolution from its roots through modern form, and notation as well as develop ear-
creative works and provides an overview of Production students to contribute artistry,
times, examining each musical style’s respective training skills. The focus of the course lies in
the business mechanisms that can affect the technical ability, and social skills to meet the
sociological and technological precedents. understanding the construction of music and
use of their music composition and those of needs of a student project. The course provides
gaining the ability to communicate effectively
their clients. Along with the global topics of an opportunity to conceptualize a complete,
Course Outline with musicians, composers, directors,
copyright and music publishing, this course collaborated preproduction work schedule with
programmers, and producers in the professional
also covers the history of the music publishing a final project student group. Each step of the
Roots of American Music: European- audio production environment.
industry, royalties, the songwriter’s contract, process will be supervised and approved by the
American Folk, and Blues/Gospel
and publishing options and also provides an Music Production Final Project staff.
Course Outline
overview of publishing companies. Urban and Rural Popular Forms of the Early
20th Century: Jazz Age Pop, Country Course Outline
Music Theory and Construction
Course Outline
The Pop Music for Youth Explosion Creating a Demo/Portfolio of Work Song Form and Instrumentation
Historical Overview of the Music 1945 to 1965
Publishing Industry Choosing Available Projects Music Notation
Total credit hours 2.00 Concept Negotiation
Music Publishing Overview and Concepts Ear-Training Basics
Course length 4 weeks
Copyright Law How to Negotiate an
Total credit hours 3.00
Agreement and a Contract
Copyright Requirements and Regulations Course length 4 weeks
Preproduction
Copyright Protection
Final Presentation and
Copyright and Digital Technology Peer/Faculty Review
Royalties
Total credit hours 4.00
Total credit hours 4.00 Course length 4 weeks
Course length 4 weeks
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Course Descriptions
Program Core
MPR 3311 MUT 1212 MPR 4411 REC 3011
Musical Arrangement Musical Listening and Professional Workflow Songwriting and
The Musical Arrangement Course Identification Topics addressed in the Professional Development
addresses musical concepts of melody; Workflow Course include file labeling,
The most vital instruments in the music In the Songwriting and Development
rhythm; harmony; and the arrangement of a submission, and delivery methods required for
producer’s possession are his or her ears. Course, basic songwriting techniques will
rhythm section, solo instruments, and voice. collaboration between remote locations. This
The Musical Listening and Identification be addressed; students will develop a strong
Learning will focus on grasping the conceptual course helps to develop students’ professional
Course introduces the lifelong practice of sense of form, melody, harmony, bass line
process of combining individual components understanding of industry standards, workflow,
developing musical and aural discernment. development, and rhythm. An introduction to
to complete a musically sound arrangement. protocol, and etiquette. Students will use these
Musical recognition begins with identifying lyric considerations for various musical genres
Students will be led through an exploration of collaborative skills while contributing to the
musical intervals and progresses to the will be explored, and all of these course topics
the use and integration of MIDI technology and final project.
transcription of simple melodies, chords, will be connected and related to the standpoint
sequencing as it relates to rhythm section and
and bass lines. Students learn rhythmic of the music composer. Additional topics will
lead-line writing. Various contemporary music Course Outline
identification beginning with simple meter beat include modulation and modality, transitional
styles and the music concepts comprising
counting and progressing to distinguish simple bridge and primary bridge, rhythm, rhyme and
them will be examined. Additional course Overview Audio File Formats
grooves and basic phrasing. Basic song form form, compositional decision-making, effective
topics will address music production from a
ingredients are explored and differentiated. Understanding Codecs arrangements for lead vocals, and supporting the
compositional perspective, demonstrating how
style and structure of a song with appropriate
knowledge of compositional elements such as
Course Outline Television Production Documentation instruments. The overarching goals of this course
melody, harmony, arranging, and orchestration
are to convey the significance of songwriting in
help provide the foundation and focus of Film Production Documentation
Musical Intervals the production process and to assist the learner
contemporary styles and techniques.
Game Development File Documentation in making appropriate technical decisions based
Recognizing Scales and Triads on the song and the artist.
Course Outline
Meter and Counting Data Storage Solutions
Course Outline
Arranging Data Back-Up Solutions
Melody and Phrase
Budgets and Management Basic Songwriting Techniques
Accompaniments and Collaboration Methodology in
Development of an Engineering Style Introduction to Groove Media Production Lyrical Considerations

Psychology and Creative Development Transcription Techniques Total credit hours 4.00 Music Genre Considerations
Course length 4 weeks Compositional Decision Making
Total credit hours 4.00 Instrument Families: Strings, Winds,
Course length 4 weeks Drums, Percussion Songwriting and the Production Process

Total credit hours 4.00 Total credit hours 2.00


Course length 4 weeks Course length 4 weeks

This specific course uses the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS).

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General Education
CLP 1006 CGS 1000 ENC 1101 COM 3109
Behavioral Science† Computer Science English Composition I† Professional
The Behavioral Science Course introduces and Internet† The English Composition I Course is Communication
students to the psychology of self-evaluation, designed to introduce students to the writing
self-motivation, self-awareness, and self-
The Computer Science and Internet
process. Special attention is given to selecting
and Presentation†
Course introduces students to the basics of
focus. This course provides an overview on and refining topics, identifying the audience, The Professional Communication and
computer operation and computers’ internal
current and historical theory as it pertains to developing a purpose, and formulating thesis Presentation Course exposes students to various
components, networks, and storage options.
the above-mentioned areas. Students are also statements. Grammatical conventions and forms of written and oral communication through
Students also study science as it relates to
introduced to techniques of time management, their applications are heavily stressed. technical, proposal, grant, electronic, and
the world of computers and the Internet.
organization, active listening, and creating Students will learn to compose mature, logical creative-writing activities. Through practice and
In addition, several common software
effective presentations. sentences and paragraphs in order to create development of written and oral skills, students
applications used in today’s business world are
rhetorical cohesion. sharpen their writing and speaking abilities while
taught. The course teaches Internet research
Course Outline gaining confidence in both the content of their
and communications skills.
Course Outline message and their ability to clearly convey it.
Self-Awareness
Course Outline
Invention and Drafting Course Outline
Self-Regulation
Hardware Revising and Editing
Motivation Modes of Written and Oral Presentation
Peripherals Grammar
Empathy Generating Ideas, Identifying Purpose,
Digital Information Processing Essay Structure and Developing Content
Social Skills
Networking Audience Awareness Audience Analysis
Total credit hours 4.00 Internet and Security Personal Image
Course length 4 weeks Total credit hours 4.00
Computer Build Project Course length 4 weeks Presence and Image of
Written Communication
Total credit hours 4.00
Presentation Strategies
Course length 4 weeks
Total credit hours 4.00
Course length 4 weeks

MGF 1213 DGL 101 SPC 2140 ENC 326


College Mathematics† Digital Literacy Interpersonal Professional Writing
The College Mathematics Course is The Digital Literacy Course introduces Communications† The Professional Writing Course focuses
designed to enable students to build skills students to software programs and web tools on preparing students to write effectively
The Interpersonal Communications
and confidence in algebra that are required in order to prepare them with the digital skills and apply contemporary technologies and
Course is designed to provide strategies
to succeed in future math and core courses. for the online learner and the collaborative business communication best-practices
and skills to enable clear and professional
First-time algebra students or those needing a learning environment. Students also learn in today’s workplace. Students recognize
communications in the workplace. Students
review will begin with basic concepts and build the operation and management of the Apple the link between developing their writing
in this course are guided through the career-
upon these ideas by completing work that uses Mac Operating System, Apple hardware, and skills and career success. The analysis of
planning process and are provided with
algebra in practical situations. underlying technology. Students will use these communication in organizations, including
strategies necessary for a lifetime of career-
tools to complete various projects, conduct barriers and methods for overcoming those
related decision-making. By establishing clear
Course Outline proper Internet research, collaborate with other barriers, leads students to understand the
goals and a clear approach for attaining those
students, and communicate with instructors. ethical goals of a business communicator. From
goals, students will increase their own self-
Sets and Logic concept to practice, students learn and apply
confidence with respect to the transition from
Course Outline different business writing formats, styles,
The Real Number System student life to professional life.
and techniques in writing business letters,
Mac OS and Computer Hardware professional email and memos, and formal and
Rational Exponents and Course Outline
informal reports.
Radical Expressions Sound, Visual, and Business
Software Applications Assessment and Evaluation
Fundamentals of Polynomials Course Outline
and Factoring Web Technology and Research and Planning
Multi-Disciplinary Writing
Rational Expressions Software Applications Writing Résumés and Other Documents
Strategies for Drafting, Revising, and
Linear Equations and Inequalities Internet Tools for Research and Learning Networking and Interviewing Proofreading Professional Documents
Proportions, Formulas, and Word Problems Total credit hours 4.00 Total credit hours 4.00 Manuscripts and Adaptations
Course length 4 weeks Course length 4 weeks
Mathematical Models Reports and Proposal Writing

Total credit hours 4.00 Total credit hours 4.00


Course length 4 weeks Course length 4 weeks

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Admission Requirements for Admission International Applicants
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission: International applicants must meet the standard admission
• Application for Admission—Applicants must submit the requirements and provide the following:
completed application and fulfill all the requirements therein. • Language Proficiency - Applicants whose native language is
• $75.00 application fee—The application fee must be submitted not English must demonstrate the required level of language
with the application. The application and application fee may proficiency by providing documentation of one of the
be submitted prior to submission of the following supporting following:
documents. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
• Official Final High School Transcript, or GED—GED must be »» Paper and pencil test: minimum score accepted is 550
approved by your state’s Department of Education. »» Computer-based test; minimum score accepted is 213
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school and received a standard high school diploma or have IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
passed the GED. High school seniors may still apply with
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applicants must provide a copy of their official final high school • Financial Guarantee - must be provided to verify available
transcripts or GED before beginning any degree program. funding for tuition and related expenses for the duration of the
• Two Letters of Recommendation— It is strongly recommended chosen degree program.
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guidance counselor, employer, community leader, family evaluation service for determination of U.S. equivalency. Please
member, or friend. These letters should address the applicant’s contact your Admissions Representative or an International
character, motivation, creativity, and academic achievement. Liaison for recommended evaluation services.
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A CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION. IF NATIVE LANGUAGE IS OTHER THAN ENGLISH, accompanied by a certified English translation.
VERIFICATION OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IS REQUIRED.
In an effort to minimize costs due to international currency exchange
and bank surcharges, a wire transfer or a credit card is recommended
for payment of all fees, deposits and tuition for International applicants
Admission Application Process and students. Regardless of payment method, all fees must be paid in
United States currency. Please contact Full Sail’s International Liaison
The Admissions Department is prepared to assist with completing the for details.
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RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, DISABILITY, AGE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR MARITAL
• Complete an interview with your Admission Representative. STATUS.
• Complete the Application for Admission.
• Submit completed application along with $75 application fee. Information regarding Services for Students with Disabilities in the
• If applying for additional degree programs, a $200 deposit is classroom can be found in the student services section of the catalog.
required for each additional program.
Applicants will be notified in writing in regards to acceptance upon
completion and review of all required documents. The application fee
and deposit(s) are credited to the cost of tuition but are not covered by
financial aid. All deposits are fully refundable.

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Degree Program Pricing
Degree Program Price
Bachelor of Science Degree Program Non-Sufficient Funds
Music Production A $25 fee will be charged for any check returned
Semester 1 $ 5, 500 for non-sufficient funds.
Semester 2 $ 5, 500
Semester 3 $ 7, 500
Semester 4 $ 7, 500
Semester 5 $ 7, 500
Online Education at Full Sail
Semester 6 $ 7, 500
Semester 7 $ 6, 000 Online degree programs and courses are delivered over the Full Sail
Semester 8 $ 6, 000 Online Learning Environment—a secure web-based platform that
Total Price $ 53, 000 employs modern multimedia technologies and is accessible 24 hours
a day via the Internet. Online students use this system to view video
Degrees Awarded content, receive and submit project work and assignments, take
tests and quizzes, communicate with instructors and classmates, and
Upon completion of the degree program, the student will be awarded review grades and course progress.
a Music Production Bachelor of Science degree.
Requirements
What’s Included
Applicants to online-only degree programs will be required to
The cost of a Full Sail Degree Program includes expenses such as complete an online orientation and assessment module. The
textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, technology fees, assessment module confirms that the applicant has received sufficient
and other associated costs except as noted. instruction and information from the orientation module. The module
explains the best practices for conducting online learning, overall
Institutional Fee operation of the online platform, procedures for troubleshooting
problems and contacting the technical support team, and general
Students will incur an additional fee (separate from tuition) for the school policy as it applies to the online format.
cost of a computer and software, and equipment configured in
accordance with program specifications which will change from time
to time. Computer, software, and equipment prices and specifications Online Support
will vary depending on degree program, start date, availability, and The staff of Full Sail Online Support works together with students,
manufacturer changes. Please consult your Admissions Representative faculty, and administration to make the student experience positive,
for information about the current institutional fee per degree program. reassuring, and seamless throughout our online courses.
Online students living outside the continental United States will incur Our mission is to provide the highest standard of technical support
an additional fee for the cost of shipping their computer, software, and to nurture students’ growth and development while allowing
equipment, and educational materials configured in accordance with them to enhance the skills necessary to be successful in an online
their degree program specifications, which will change from time environment.
to time. This shipping fee to students living outside the continental
United States will be separate from tuition and in addition to the cost Full Sail Support Specialists can assist with resolving technical
of the computer, software and equipment specific to their degree issues associated with the functionality of the online platform. You
program. The shipping fee may vary depending on the online student’s can reach Online Support by phone at 877-437-6349 or by email at
place of residence. FSOSupport@fullsail.com.

Fees/Deposits
A $75 application fee is required to apply for a Degree Program.
For those applying for a second, or multiple degrees, an additional
$200 refundable deposit is required.
Availability of a course or degree start date is subject to class size
limitations.
The application fee and deposit(s) are not covered by financial aid.
The application fee and deposit(s) are included in the tuition prices
listed.
Deposits held for future Degree Programs may be credited toward any
amount due Full Sail, for any other tuition or fees that may be due.

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Policies & Procedure Online Education at Full Sail, cont. Repayment of Government Program Funds
Graduation Requirements If a student is terminated, withdraws, or otherwise fails to complete
a semester and received financial aid while enrolled, the Federal
In order to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree from Full Sail’s Online
Government dictates how refunds (if applicable) are repaid.
Degree Program, a student must:
1. achieve a minimum GPA of 1.0, The return of financial aid is dictated by The Return of Title IV Funds
2. complete all applicable courses within the degree, calculation policy. If a refund results from this calculation, federal
policy requires that these unearned funds be returned to the
3. not accrue in excess of 1.5 times the credits required to applicable Title IV financial aid fund source.
complete the program,
4. achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0, and Funds are refunded to the Title IV Programs in the following federally
mandated order:
5. fulfill all financial responsibilities. 1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans
Class Times & Schedules 2. Subsidized Federal Stafford loans
3. Federal PLUS loans
Students in online courses may log in to their courses and
assignments at any hour and day they choose provided they meet all 4. Federal Pell grants
assignment deadlines. Full Sail reserves the right to adjust the order of 5. Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
courses and program content, staff or materials on a course-by-course 6. National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain
basis as needed. Talent (SMART)
Attendance 7. Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
(FSEOG)
Specific daily attendance is not recorded for on-line courses, as it
8. Other grant or loan assistance authorized by Title IV of
would be on campus. Students are required, however, to maintain
the HEA, as amended
weekly logins and timely submission of assignments or they may risk
being withdrawn for lack of attendance. When a student withdrawal involves the repayment of Title IV funds,
Full Sail University returns these funds based semesters.
If a student withdraws on or before completing sixty (60) percent
of the semester, a portion of the total Title IV funds awarded will be
returned. The Return of Title IV Funds calculation may result in the
student owing a balance to the Federal Government and, in some
cases, to Full Sail University.
Refunds are made within thirty (30) days of termination or withdrawal.

Living Expense Repayment


If a student is provided with living expense funds originating from a
student financial assistance program and the student fails to complete
the semester for any reason, the student is required to return the
unearned funds. Full Sail will notify the student of the amount owed.
If the student fails to satisfy the repayment, he or she will be ineligible
for any further federal student financial aid assistance.

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Refund and Repayment Policy Comparative Program Information
Refunds Comparative program information related to tuition and program length
is available from:
The Full Sail University refund policy has been established in
»» Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
accordance with current state and federal regulations and applicable 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
accrediting standards. A refund to the student or funding source may Arlington, VA 22201
result from the application of the Full Sail University Refund Policy. (703) 247-4212

Refunds Due to Cancellations


Students that are rejected by the college, cancels application within
five (5) business days of Full Sail University’s receipt of the application
fee, or cancels enrollment within five (5) business days of Full Sail
University’s receipt of a signed enrollment agreement are entitled to
100% refund of tuition (0% tuition charged) and a refund of the $75
application fee.
Students that have not visited Full Sail University prior to enrollment
will have the opportunity to cancel all courses without penalty (0%
of tuition charged, excluding the application fee) within three (3)
business days following either the regularly scheduled orientation or
following a tour of the school.
Under any other circumstances, the $75 application fee is retained by
Full Sail University.

Refunds due to Withdrawal


Full Sail University has an established add / drop period that is the first
week of each semester. All tuition, excluding the application fee, will
be refunded to students that drop within the add / drop period. After
the add / drop period, the tuition and fees for the semester will be
charged as follows:
PERCENTAGE OF TUITION CHARGED DROP DATE
0% of tuition charged. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prior to semester start date
0% of tuition charged. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . During Add / Drop Period
(FIRST WEEK OF SEMESTER)
25% of tuition charged.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . During second week of semester
75% of tuition charged.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . During third week of semester
100% of tuition charged.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . After third week of semester
All institutional fees will be refunded to students when unopened
materials and equipment are returned to Full Sail University.
The date from which the refund is calculated is the last date that
the student attended a class. Refunds will be made within thirty
(30) days of the date that Full Sail University determines that the
student has withdrawn. The original source from which monies are
received dictates the entity to which monies are to be refunded.
Refunds due to the student that are less than one dollar are not
issued unless the student submits a written request. In the event of Produced by Platinum Creative
a student’s prolonged illness, accident, death in the family or other
circumstances that make completion of the semester impossible or ©2010 Full Sail, Inc. All rights reserved.
impractical, the school will attempt to make a fair and reasonable The terms “Full Sail,” “Full Sail University,” “Full Sail Real World Education,” “If you’re
settlement. Full Sail University reserves the right to modify these serious about your dream, we’ll take your dream seriously,”“You Can Get There From
policies in order to remain in compliance with any changes in the Here,” and the Full Sail University Logo are either registered service marks or service
applicable laws and regulations. marks of Full Sail, Inc.

Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
respective owners. The appearance of these marks does not necessarily indicate a formalized
sponsorship or affiliation with other such companies.

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Policies & Procedure Policies & Procedures

Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System For example, a freshman composition skills course is offered
by 58 different postsecondary institutions. Each institution uses
Courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that “ENC_101” to identify its freshman composition skills course.
were assigned by Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System The level code is the first digit and represents the year in which
(SCNS). This numbering system is used by all public postsecondary students normally take the course at a specific institution. In the
institutions in Florida and 26 participating non-public institutions. SCNS taxonomy, “ENC” means “English Composition,” the century
The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer digit “1” represents “Freshman Composition,” the decade digit “0”
of courses between participating institutions. Students and represents “Freshman Composition Skills,” and the unit digit “1”
administrators can use the online Statewide Course Numbering represents “Freshman Composition Skills I.”
System to obtain course descriptions and specific information
about course transfer between participating Florida institutions. This In the sciences and certain other areas, a “C” or “L” after the course
information is at the SCNS website at http://scns.fldoe.org. number is known as a lab indicator. The “C” represents a combined
lecture and laboratory course that meets in the same place at the
Each participating institution controls the title, credit, and content of same time. The “L” represents a laboratory course or the laboratory
its own courses and recommends the first digit of the course number part of a course, having the same prefix and course number without
to indicate the level at which students normally take the course. a lab indicator, which meets at a different time or place.
Course prefixes and the last three digits of the course numbers are
assigned by members of faculty discipline committees appointed for Transfer of any successfully completed course from one participating
that purpose by the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. institution to another is guaranteed in cases where the course to be
Individuals nominated to serve on these committees are selected transferred is equivalent to one offered by the receiving institution.
to maintain a representative balance as to type of institution and Equivalencies are established by the same prefix and last three
discipline field or specialization. digits and comparable faculty credentials at both institutions. For
example, ENC 1101 is offered at a community college. The same
The course prefix and each digit in the course number have a course is offered at a state university as ENC 2101. A student who
meaning in the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS). The has successfully completed ENC 1101 at the community college
list of course prefixes and numbers, along with their generic titles, is is guaranteed to receive transfer credit for ENC 2101 at the state
referred to as the “SCNS taxonomy.” Descriptions of the content of university if the student transfers. The student cannot be required
courses are referred to as “statewide course profiles.” to take ENC 2101 again since ENC 1101 is equivalent to ENC 2101.
GENERAL RULE FOR COURSE EQUIVALENCIES Transfer credit must be awarded for successfully completed
equivalent courses and used by the receiving institution to determine
Equivalent courses at different institutions are identified by the same satisfaction of requirements by transfer students on the same basis
prefixes and same last three digits of the course number and are as credit awarded to the native students. It is the prerogative of the
guaranteed to be transferable between participating institutions that receiving institution, however, to offer transfer credit for courses
offer the course, with a few exceptions. (Exceptions are listed below.) successfully completed that have not been designated as equivalent.
NOTE: CREDIT GENERATED AT INSTITUTIONS ON THE QUARTER-TERM SYSTEM MAY NOT TRANSFER
THE EQUIVALENT NUMBER OF CREDITS TO INSTITUTIONS ON SEMESTER-TERM SYSTEMS. FOR
EXAMPLE, 4.0 QUARTER HOURS OFTEN TRANSFERS AS 2.67 SEMESTER HOURS.

Example of Course Identifier

PREFIX LEVEL CODE CENTURY DIGIT DECADE DIGIT UNIT DIGIT LAB CODE
(FIRST DIGIT) (SECOND DIGIT) (THIRD DIGIT) (FOURTH DIGIT)

ENC 1 1 0 1

English Lower (Freshman) Freshman Freshman No laboratory component


Freshman Composition
Composition Level At This Institution Composition Skills Composition Skills I in this course

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THE COURSE PREFIX EXCEPTIONS TO THE GENERAL RULE FOR EQUIVALENCY
The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division Since the initial implementation of the SCNS, specific disciplines
of an academic discipline, subject matter area, or sub-category of or types of courses have been excepted from the guarantee of
knowledge. The prefix is not intended to identify the department in transfer for equivalent courses. These include varying topics courses
which a course is offered. Rather, the content of a course determines that must be evaluated individually, or applied courses in which
the assigned prefix to identify the course. the student must be evaluated for mastery of skill and technique.
The following courses are exceptions to the general rule for course
AUTHORITY FOR ACCEPTANCE OF EQUIVALENT COURSES equivalencies and may not transfer. Transferability is at the discretion
Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states: of the receiving institution.
» Courses not offered by the receiving institution.
Any student who transfers among postsecondary institutions that
» For courses at non-regionally accredited institutions,
are fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency courses offered prior to the established transfer date
recognized by the United States Department of Education and that of the course in question.
participate in the statewide course numbering system shall be » Courses in the _900-999 series are not automatically
awarded credit by the receiving institution for courses satisfactorily transferable, and must be evaluated individually. These
completed by the student at the previous institutions. Credit shall include such courses as Special Topics, Internships,
be awarded if the courses are judged by the appropriate statewide Practica, Study Abroad, Thesis and Dissertations.
course numbering system faculty committees representing school » College preparatory and vocational preparatory courses.
districts, public postsecondary educational institutions, and » Graduate courses.
participating nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions » Internships, practica, clinical experiences and study abroad
to be academically equivalent to courses offered at the receiving courses with numbers other than those ranging from 900-999.
institution, including equivalency of faculty credentials, regardless
» Applied courses in the performing arts (Art, Dance, Interior
of the public or nonpublic control of the previous institution. The Design, Music, and Theatre) and skills courses in Criminal
Department of Education shall ensure that credits to be accepted Justice are not guaranteed as transferable.
by a receiving institution are generated in courses for which the
faculty possess credentials that are comparable to those required COURSES AT NONREGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS
by the accrediting association of the receiving institution. The award The Statewide Course Numbering System makes available on
of credit may be limited to courses that are entered in the statewide its home page (http://scns.fldoe.org) a report entitled “Courses
course numbering system. Credits awarded pursuant to this at Nonregionally Accredited Institutions” that contains a
subsection shall satisfy institutional requirements on the same basis comprehensive listing of all nonpublic institution courses in the
as credits awarded to native students. SCNS inventory, as well as each course’s transfer level and transfer
effective date. This report is updated monthly.
Questions about the Statewide Course Numbering System and
appeals regarding course credit transfer decisions should be directed
to (Name of Statewide Course Numbering System Institution
Contact) in the (Office where Institution Contact may be located)
or the Florida Department of Education, Office of Articulation, 1401
Turlington Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. Special reports
and technical information may be requested by calling the Statewide
Course Numbering System office at (850) 245-0427 or via the internet
at http://scns.fldoe.org.

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2010

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