Music Recording & Production

  • Overview

Designed to prepare students for entry in the audio recording profession. Through this course of study, students develop a solid foundation of skills in contemporary music software technology, recording devices, microphones and various studio recording techniques. Students are encouraged to learn and develop skills as producers and expressive creators of music and sound design.

  • Curriculum documents

    To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Music Recording & Production Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Music Recording & Production program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
    FallSpring

    MUS 138
    MUS 139
    MUS 153
    MUS 154
    MUS 223
    One 3 credit elective

    MUS 138
    MUS 222
    MUS 224
    BUS 111
    One 3 credit elective

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    MUS 138
    MUS 139
    MUS 154

    MUS 138
    MUS 222
    BUS 111

    MUS 153
    MUS 223
    One 3 credit elective

    MUS 224
    One 3 credit elective

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:
  • Appreciate diverse cultural and individual perspectives
    Learn to hear musical styles and characteristics as part of fluid cultural expression.
  • Solve problems collaboratively
    Cooperate as active participant with peer musicians and teachers to explore and discover creative possibilities as life-long learners and students of music.
  • Reason and act ethically
    Respect others’ creative work and the larger endeavor of human expression and connection; understand commercial, musical, and cultural forces of appropriation.
  • Demonstrate civic knowledge and engagement
    Prepare, rehearse, and perform live music that has relevant meaning and purpose for audience and community.
  • Communicate in various modes and media
    Express themselves on instrument(s), in musical notation, reflective and research writing, musical composition, live performance, digital recording, and through online commercial/social networks.
  • Use quantitative concepts and processes
    Learn how music is “put together” through theory, applied instrumental technique, and study of music history.
  • Locate, evaluate, and use various sources of information
    Research music, artists, styles, and cultures through various online, digital, and traditional sources; Identify, locate, interview, document, and present local music culture through fieldwork project.
  • Explore the natural and physical world
    Explore instruments and time/sound qualities of musical expression in performance and recorded modes.
  • Think creatively and critically
    Discover possibilities for putting musical materials together; evaluate in the moment and over time how music is working and what comes next
  • Apply, integrate, and synthesize learning
    Perform individual recital pieces based on self-directed multiple skill applications: Learn a new piece of music, practice the piece, recruit accompaniment, organize rehearsals, record the rehearsals, evaluate the rehearsals, perform dress rehearsal, perform the concert, evaluate the final performance.
February 2014

What’s next

Upon successful completion of the program, students may pursue further study, internships, work in live venues and studios, or creative work in game design, video, film, and other multi-media projects.