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Music Production Certificate

Music Production Certificate
Program Advisor: Ellen Shanahan, 413-236-4703

 

The Music Production Certificate program emphasizes recording technology (Sonar; Audacity; and Pro Tools) and Finale, music notation software for creating, editing, printing, and publishing musical scores. Graduates will achieve 28 credits for transfer to higher education institutions that offer degrees in related areas such as Entertainment Business, Film, Game Music, Recording Arts, and Show Production.  Graduates may also seek immediate employment in recording studios and other areas related to the music production industry.

Expected Outcomes:

Graduates of this program should be able to:

• Create and/or follow a musical score
• Apply knowledge of musical editing software to a recording process
• Apply knowledge of basic sound production and sound production equipment
• Understand and utilize music notation
• Understand and address practical solo and ensemble musical performance issues
• Communicate clearly, succinctly, and accurately.
• Transfer to a specializing institution for advanced training and/or degrees in related areas  

Graduation Requirements

 

Suggested block for program completion

Program

28 Credits 

 

First Semester 14 Credits

ENG 101

Composition I

3

 

ENG 101

Composition I

3

MUS 101

Applied Music I

1

 

MUS 101

Applied Music I

1

MUS 102

Applied Music II

1

 

MUS 108

Music Theory I

3

MUS 108

Music Theory I

3

 

MUS 132

Recording Technology I

3

MUS 132

Recording Technology I

3

 

MUS 138

Class Piano I

1

MUS 138

Class Piano I

1

 

MUS 156

Musicianship I

2

MUS 139

Class Piano II

1

 

MUS

Ensembles (see footnote 1)

1

MUS 156

Musicianship I   

2

 

Second Semester 14 Credits

MUS 185

Computer Music Notation

3

 

MUS 102

Applied Music II

1

MUS 187

Music Theory II

3

 

MUS 139

Class Piano II

1

MUS 216

Musicianship II

2

 

MUS 185

Computer Music Notation

3

MUS 232

Recording Technology II

3

 

MUS 187

Music Theory II

3

MUS

Ensembles (see footnote 1)

2

 

MUS 216

Musicianship II

2

 

 

 

 

MUS 232

Recording Technology II

3

MUS

Ensembles (see footnote 1)

1

Additional
Demonstrated College-Level Skills in Reading and Writing

      Minimum Cumulative Average Overall. . . . . 2.000
      Minimum Cumulative Average in Program . .2.000

Footnotes:  

1.  Ensembles chosen from Choral Ensemble (MUS 120 and 130); Jazz Ensemble (MUS 163 and 164); or Instrumental Ensemble (MUS 151 and 152).