Key Learning Outcomes
- You will require an understanding of the scientific and artistic features of sound for a broad range of audio productions.
- You will acquire skill and audio production techniques applicable to music, theater and electronic media.
- You will develop a tangible work portfolio to show prospective employers or clients.
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Earning The Certificate
- Complete a total of 18 certificate credits at the undergraduate level
- Earn at least a C grade in each course
- Complete courses within 1 year
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Required course work is completed in 8 week accelerated format as well as elective class.
Core Course Descriptions
*Music Technology (3 credit hours)
This course covers foundations, practices, and creative techniques in audio recording and music production, including microphone selection and placement, mixing, mastering, signal processing, automation, and digital audio workstations.
*Sound Engineering (3 credit hours)
Explores the basic concepts of acoustics and electronics and how they can be useful to understand musical sound and make music with electronic instruments.
*Advanced Sound Engineering (3 credit hours)
In-depth study of natural and artificial reverb, delay, and compression settings, and their effect on mixes. Students will investigate advanced sonic stamp, with in-depth assessments of microphones, mic pre-amps, and amplifiers, as well produce live remote recording and digital editing. Students will also scrutinize professional recordings and reinforcing listening skills through advanced audio training drills.
*Recording and Sound Editing (3 credit hours)
Students will receive hands-on training in the generation, communication, and detection of sound sampling; properties of sounds; history and aesthetics of electro-acoustic music and components; and the composition of audio equipment.
**Music Film and Video Synthesis (3 credit hours)
This course explores numerous categories of synthesis including additive, subtractive, wavetable, frequency modulation, and granular synthesis procedures. Other topics covered will include modular synthesis configurations, software based synthesis, and instrument and patch design. Students will gain practical experience with software and hardware synthesizers.
**Art of Sound (3 credit hours)
This course examines multi-track recording methods as a function of professional sound systems. Studio consoles, signal path, microphone configuration and placement, signal to noise ratio, and other applicable subjects will be studied.
**Electronic Composition (3 credit hours)
An introduction to electronic music composition primarily focusing on the Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) system, in combination with computers and the digital synthesizer.
**Sound Design (3 credit hours)
Students will learn how sound design conveys meaning in multimedia context. The course examines the function of sound both artistic and technological domains using software sequencers in sound design in various types of music. The course will cover the basics of sound, microphones, and analogue-to-digital conversion.
**Event Technology (3 credit hours)
Explores theoretical and practical considerations of event expertise. The course emphasizes specifications, layout installations techniques and operation of sound systems, lighting systems, and video systems for event commerce area.