Music Technology Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.MUSC.TECH

The Associate of Applied Science in Music Business is recommended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers utilizing music business knowledge upon completion of the degree.  Unlike the AFA in Music Business, this program does not require the core musicianship or general education coursework recommended for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in music, but rather focuses specifically on classes covering business, copyright, music publishing, record companies, artist management, concert promotion, marketing, economics, and career opportunities in the music industry. All AAS Music Business students engage in industry internships as part of their coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively use microphones, outboard gear, consoles and software to conduct studio recording sessions featuring live instruments and vocals.
  • Apply the concepts of audio theory to creating music productions.
  • Apply the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, arranging, performance and sound synthesis to compose expressive music using MIDI sequencing software and hardware.
  • Employ signal processors and other tools of recording technology to effectively mix and edit multitrack recordings.


Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Free Elective 2-3
MUS-103Fundamentals of Music

3

MUS-131Class Piano I

2

MUS-150Introduction MIDI Sequencing and Synthesis

3

MUS-151Introduction to Audio Recording

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Second Semester

  Music Elective 3
  General Education Elective*  3
MUS-231Class Piano II

2

MUS-250Electronic Music Composition

3

MUS-251Studio Record Techniques

3

Total Credit Hours:14

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective* 3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

  Music Elective  3
MUS-103Fundamentals of Music

3

MUS-131Class Piano I

2

MUS-150Introduction MIDI Sequencing and Synthesis

3

MUS-151Introduction to Audio Recording

3

MUS-231Class Piano II

2

MUS-250Electronic Music Composition

3

MUS-251Studio Record Techniques

3

Total Credit Hours:22

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours:2-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-31

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.