SLCC General Catalog

Music Recording Technology CP

CTE Certificate of Proficiency
24 credits minimum

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Program Description

This certificate program is part of the music program's participation in the college-wide "stackable credentials" initiative to create certificates that reflect student achievement even when students have not completed an entire degree program. This certificate represents the recording technology-only portion of a proposed Music Recording Technology AAS degree (meaning this certificate requires no additional musical training such as theory and no GE requirements that would be included in the AAS degree). The certificate represents proficiency working with digital audio recording equipment and related software applications (specifically digital audio workstations).

Career Opportunities

Students completing the certificate program will have received training that will help to prepare them to work as a recording engineer in a music recording studio and for freelance work as a sound designer for live concert productions. Students may also find freelance work in the allied fields of sound design/synthesis, film sound, songwriting, composition and arranging, although this certificate will not prepare them specifically for those jobs.

NOTE:  This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid.  However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program.  Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

Required Courses: (24 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MUSC 1300

Money & Creative Prof

1

F, Sp

 

MUSC 1515

Basic Audio Production

3

A

 

MUSC 1520

Intro to MIDI/Elec Mus Comp

3

F, Sp

 

MUSC 1530

Music Recording Tech

3

Sp

MUSC/COMM/FLM/THEA 1515 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 1550

Musical Acoustics

3

F, Sp

Math proficiency usually demonstrated by successful completion of the QL or QS Gen Ed requirement (knowledge of Algebra and Geometry)

PHYS 1010

Elementary Physics (PS)

3

F, Sp

 

Two Semesters of:

MUSC 2500 Music Production Group 4 F, Sp MUSC 1060, 1530 or 1540 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

 

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

PHYS 1010

3

MUSC 1530

3

MUSC 1510

3

MUSC 1520

3

MUSC 1300

1

 

 

Total

7

Total

6

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MUSC 2400

4

MUSC 2500

4

MUSC 1550

3

 

 

Total

7

Total

4

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work on all aspects of a music recording project, both recorded in a live performance setting and recorded in a controlled studio setting. These aspects include but are not limited to microphone placement, live sound mixing, tracking and final recording mixing and mastering.

1, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the mathematics and science associated with basic electronics and instrumentation technology.

1, 3, 7

 

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the mathematics and science associate with musical acoustics, especially as they relate to recording situations including but not limited to studio design, the acoustics of instruments and sound production and performance space acoustics that might affect live audio production. 

1, 3

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative team environment on professional-quality music projects for both musical and non-musical clients.

1, 2, 4, 6

  • Students will demonstrate the appropriate entrepreneurial skills necessary for a freelance artist including but not limited to portfolio development, networking, promotion/marketing and basic business accounting.

1, 4

Department Contact Info

Communication and Performing Arts Department

South City Campus

General Information

801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4130

Performing Arts

Academic Advisor
SCC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Lyle Archibald
Thomas Baggaley

Assistant Professors
Craig Ferrin

Instructors
Stephen Sue