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 Certifcate Courses (14 Units)14
Music Fundamentals
The Music Business
Computerized Audio 1: MIDI
Computerized Audio Prod 2
Recording Arts 1
Recording Arts 2
Restricted Electives (3 Units)3
Select three units from the following courses:
Music Appreciation
History of Rock & Roll
Beginning Voice
Concert Choir
Applied Music Lessons
Symphony Orchestra
Brass Musical Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
Symphonic Band

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.