Music/Audio Production & Engineering

The academic program in Audio Production and Engineering has been designed to provide students with the basic skills for engineering, recording, mixing and producing music for various music and audio industry recording fields. The program also provides students with skills in basic musicianship, theory, ear training and music business. The academic program in Music Studies provides students with basic musical skills required in the discipline in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Emphasis

The Music Production and Engineering Program prepares students for work in the music and audio recording and production industries. This program enables students to earn an Associate Degree and have the qualified skills necessary to find employment upon completion.

While the music curriculum is small, it offers course work that meets the humanities requirement for general education for both the associate degree and baccalaureate degrees. In addition, students can pursue the development of skills in basic musicianship and electronic music.

Career/Transfer Options

Examples of entry level employment options after successful completion of the program include:

  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Composition
  • Production of music for music CDs, film, video, music videos, jingles, radio, television and multimedia projects
  • Audio visual technician
  • Home theater audio consultant, designer and/or installer

This program also serves as a base for further education leading to careers such as digital audio technician, recording studio engineer, producer, sound re-enforcement engineer, synthesizer programmer, and retail music equipment sales.

Transfer Information

Common university majors in the field of Music Studies include:

  • Creative Arts
  • Music
  • Music Business
  • Music Education
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music Performance
  • Music Therapy

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Guide section of the catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Music Program will be able to:

  • Conduct an in depth analysis of contemporary music identifying genres from different periods as well as an analysis of music from historical and theoretical perspectives.
  • Summarize societal issues associated with the production, dissemination, celebration and consumption of Music.
  • Describe the relationship between technology using the technological tools applicable as it relates to music.

Catalog Pages

227 (MUSI)

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Degrees & Certificates

AA Degree AA or AS for Transfer AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Performance Catalog Pages
        227 (MUSI)
        227 (MUSI)

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