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Digital Media: Audio Certificate Music Total Units: 25

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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


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 digtial audio recordings and master them for distribution; and
  3. design audio for video, computer games, and other multimedia applications.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Digital Media: Audio program are:

  • Complete 25 units from
    • Digital Media: Audio Requirements

Digital Media: Audio Requirements - complete 25.00 units
CS 74.11 Introduction to Digital Media3.00
MUSC 50 Introduction to MIDI3.00
MUSC 51A Digital Audio: Fundamentals3.00
MUSC 51B Digital Audio: Multimedia3.00
MUSC 60A Audio Recording 13.00
MUSC 60B Audio Recording 23.00
CS 50.32 Web / Interactive Media Projects4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
MUSC 1 Music Fundamentals3.00
MUSC 2A Introduction to Music Theory3.00
MUSCP 11A Class Piano 12.00

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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