Skill Certificate in Commercial Music

Division: Fine Arts

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Commercial Music. Students completing this certificate will acquire necessary skills to connect and operate a variety of digital and analog audio equipment specifically related to the recording studio.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze, read and write music.
  • Work appropriately with music industry professionals.
  • Record musicians in a professional manner.
  • Manipulate Midi and Finale software successfully.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: audio technicians in a variety of environments including, but not limited to: recording studios, churches, theaters, and convention spaces.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES14
MUS 001Music Fundamentals3
MUS 180The Music Business2
MUS 226Computerized Audio 1: MIDI2
MUS 227Computerized Audio Prod 22
MUS 281Recording Arts 12
MUS 282Recording Arts 23
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES3
Select three units from the following courses:
MUS 010Music Appreciation3
MUS 014History of Rock & Roll3
MUS 020ADPiano2
MUS 030Beginning Voice2
MUS 034ADConcert Choir1-2
MUS 041ADApplied Music Lessons1
MUS 054ADSymphony Orchestra1
MUS 060Brass Musical Instruments2
MUS 062Woodwind Instruments2
MUS 074ADSymphonic Band1-2
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TOTAL17

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Fine Arts Division Chair.