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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media
 

Curriculum

Master of Science Degree in Recording Arts (MSRA)


The Master of Science in Recording Arts (MSRA) is comprised of 34 credits. 15 credits are required courses, 15 credits are electives, and 4 credits are Thesis/Portfolio. All MSRA courses and any electives taken outside the department to be used towards degree progress must be completed with a B/3.0 or higher.  Students who earn grades lower than B/3.0 (including B-/2.7) in any course intended to be used towards degree progress will be required to re-take the course.

Required Courses (19 credits)
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
MSRA 5000 Intro to Graduate Studies (offered Fall only)
3
​MSRA 5001 MSRA Research Seminar (Spring) ​3
MSRA 5580 Graduate Audio Seminar I (Fall)
3
MSRA 5590 Graduate Audio Production (Fall)
3
MSRA 6510 Graduate Audio Pedagogy (Spring)
3
MSRA 6950/6951 MSRA Thesis/Portfolio (any semester)
4
 
Electives (15 credits)
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
MSRA 5500 Topics in Professional Audio (Fall & Spring)
1

MSRA 5505 Audio Post Production I (Fall)
3
MSRA 5530 Live Sound Reinforcement (Fall & Spring)
3
MSRA 5560 Mastering & Adv. Digital Audio (Spring)
3
MSRA 5575 MSRA 5581 MSRA 5820

Surround Sound (Spring)                    Graduate Audio Seminar II (Spring)        Digital Music Techniques (Fall)

3
3
3

And/or other courses as approved by MSRA Faculty Advisor, including courses from allied disciplines.

Total MSRA credits: 34

 

* All other MSRA course work must be completed with a satisfactory grade (B/3.0 or higher) before students can register for MSRA 6950/1 Thesis/Portfolio.