Music Recording/Production Certificate


The Music Recording/Production Certificate is designed as a four semester program to provide the technical skills and theoretical background for a career in the music recording/music production field. The certificate requires a total of 31-32 units of required courses and restricted electives with a minimum grade of C or better in each course taken.

Required Courses (24 units):
MUS 108 F Introduction to Music Technology2
MUS 110 F Electronic Music I: Beginning Music Production3
MUS 112 FThe Music Business2
MUS 116 FMusic Appreciation3
or MUS 119 F History of Rock Music
MUS 124 F Recording Lab I: Beginning Techniques3
MUS 224 F Recording Studio II: Intermediate Techniques3
MUS 226 F Recording Studio III: Advanced Techniques3
MUS 291 F Electronic Music II: Intermediate Music Production3
MUS 292 F Electronic Music III: Advanced Music Production3
Restricted Electives (6-7 units):6-7
Music Fundamentals3
Introduction to Music Theory
Beginning Musicianship
and Harmony I
Recording Techniques Workshop for Performers3
Total Units31-32

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Understand and apply signal flow of the Recording Process on a real analog recording console as well as in a DAW.

Outcome 2: Write music in a variety of musical genres and is able to record individual components of his or her compositions.