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Music Production Certificate

Program Advisor: Ellen Shanahan

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 intended 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 the 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; and
  • Transfer to a specializing institution for advanced training and/or degrees in related areas.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Program 29 Credits
BCC 101 Student Success Seminar 1
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MUS 101 Applied Music I 1
MUS 102 Applied Music II 1
MUS 106 Fundamentals of Music 3
MUS 108 Music Theory I 3
MUS 110 American Popular Music 3
MUS 132 Introduction to Recording Technology 3

MUS 138 Class Piano I

1
MUS 156 Musicianship I 2

MUS 185 Computer Music Notation

3

MUS 232 Recording Technology II

3

MUS Ensembles (see footnote 1)

2
Additional
As Shown

Demonstrated College-level skills in Reading and Writing

Minimum Cumulative Average Overall
2.000 GPA
Area of Specialization: All required MUS 2.000 GPA

Suggested Block for Completion

First Semester 15 Credits
BCC 101 Student Success Seminar 1
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MUS 101 Applied Music I 1
MUS 106 Fundamentals of Music 3
MUS 110 American Popular Music 3
MUS 132 Recording Technology I 3
MUS Ensembles (see footnote 1) 1
Second Semester 14 Credits 
MUS 102 Applied Music II 1
MUS 108 Music Theory I 3
MUS 138 Class Piano I 1
MUS 156 Musicianship I 2
MUS 185 Computer Music Notation 3
MUS 232 Recording Technology II 3
MUS Ensembles (see footnote 1) 3

Footnotes:

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