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Digital Media: Audio Certificate Music Total Units: 24
Term Effective: Fall 2021

Description:

The purpose of the Digital Media: Audio Certificate of Achievement, (formerly Audio Production for Digital Media), is to provide students with an overview of MIDI sequencing, sound synthesis, audio recording, digital and analog audio technology, basic music theory, sound design for multimedia applications including video games (for educational and/or entertainment purposes), and delivery of audio content over radio, television, and the Internet. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in professional audio production including audio engineering, sound design, audio-for-video post-production, broadcasting, and CD/DVD mastering.

Career Options
Audio production technicians use hardware and software to create, record, store, and edit musical and non-musical sounds. The development of multimedia and the Internet have created a variety of occupations built around the development and use of platform-specific tools for both linear and non-linear digital audio production.

Potential Careers:

  • Sound Designer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Record Producer
  • Post-Production Mixer/Editor
  • Sound Effects/Dialog Editor

This program of study is also available as a major for an Associate Degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW);
  2. create digital audio recordings and master them for distribution; and
  3. design audio for video, computer games, and other multimedia applications.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Digital Media: Audio Certificate program are:

  • Complete 24 units from
    • Digital Media: Audio Requirements

Digital Media: Audio Requirements - complete 24.00 units
MUSC 50Introduction to Music Technology3.00
MUSC 51ADigital Audio 1: Fundamentals3.00
MUSC 51BDigital Audio 2: Multimedia3.00
MUSC 60AAudio Recording 13.00
MUSC 60BAudio Recording 23.00
MUSC 70AMusic Industry 1: Fundamentals3.00
MUSC 70BMusic Industry 2: Marketing & Distribution3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
MUSC 1Music Fundamentals3.00
MUSC 2AMusic Theory 13.00
MUSCP 11AClass Piano 12.00

Term Effective: Fall 2021

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Digital Media: Audio - effective Fall 2013
Digital Media: Audio - effective Spring 2011
Audio Production for Digital Media - effective Fall 2010
Audio Production for Digital Media - effective Spring 2010

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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