I just find it crazy that a course online can cost $930 what with it being ultra specialized and with a wide range of possible students etc. 100 students = $930,000.00! but I find the mark up on education sad and brutal in general.
$930 would actually be about $100 less than three credit hours at my school (a southwestern state school with the largest college of music in the U.S., a place that does have comp professors who are adept with computer music programming, btw). So depending on where you are it might be a deal.
What exactly is a Max/MSP college credit going to give you anyway?
The target audience is likely a music student who might need some elective credit and is interested in Max but isn't at a school where they can get any real instruction.
The shear lack of audio related jobs where an accredited degree in Max is required or is a bonus is staggering.
Nah, no one is giving degrees in just Max programming (yet?).