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Recording Arts Technology Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Music Recording Arts Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore music theory, computer music applications, audio production and engineering, and an overview of the music business. This certificate program prepares students for careers in music industry studios where they learn digital literacy skills, including audio recording, digital editing, audio production and post production, live sound engineering, and film, theater and video sound production.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 110Music Theory I

3

MUS 112Ear Training/Sight-Singing I Lab

1

MUS 161Computer Music Applications I

3

MUS 163Music Audio Production I

3

MUS 167Music Business I

3

REQUIRED Music Class I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Note: It is important to contact Music Faculty for advising, assessment, and placement. For MUS 110 and MUS 112, faculty recommend you take MUS 100 as preparation if you have limited experience in music notation, and this will count as your music elective currently listed below in semester 2.

If you select a 2-credit course to fulfill your music requirement this semester, additional credits completed in Music Classes I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV will reduce the number of electives required to complete this certificate.  You must complete the Music Requirement (2 credits) and Music Electives (2 credits) to earn the Recording Arts Technology Certificate. 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 162Computer Music Applications II

3

MUS 164Music Audio Production II

3

MUS 265Live Audio Engineering

3

REQUIRED Music Class I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV

1

ELECTIVE Any Music Course

2

CAPSTONE MUS 284/289

2

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 28

Important Program Notes:

Music Requirement: You must complete two credits from a combination of the following: Music Class I-IV (MUS 131MUS 132MUS 133MUS 134MUS 231MUS 232MUS 233MUS 234), and/or Private Instruction I-IV (MUS 141MUS 142MUS 143MUS 144MUS 241MUS 242MUS 243MUS 244), and/or Music Ensemble I-IV (MUS 151MUS 152MUS 153MUS 154MUS 251MUS 252MUS 253MUS 254to complete the music requirement for the Recording Arts Technology Certificate.

You must complete the Music Requirement (2 credits) and Music Electives (8 credits) to earn the Recording Arts Technology certificate.

If you take more than 2 credits in Music Class I-IV, Ensemble I-IV, and/or Private Instruction I-IV, these additional credits will be applied to the electives reducing the number of elective credit required to complete this certificate. You must complete 28 credits to earn your Recording Arts Technology Certificate. You may want to check with your Pathways Advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.

You should not repeat a course once successfully completed. Each Music (MUS) course can only be applied once to fulfill degree requirements.