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Music Production and Audio Recording Technology Certificate

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Program Coordinator:
CCBC Essex
Brian Comotto, 443-840-1589 or

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.


Program Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 30*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

**Prerequisite: MUSC 101 , qualifying exam, or written permission from the Music Coordinator or Department Chair.

Program Description

The Music Production and Audio Recording Technology Program is a certificate program designed to prepare students for entry in the audio recording profession.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and problem-solving skills relating to the basic principles of acoustics, electricity and electronic circuits;
  2. demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge and skills relating to the operation of recording studio equipment, including software and electronic musical instruments, and live sound reinforcement equipment, including set-up, operational, and basic maintenance procedures on a wide variety of recording studio and live sound reinforcement equipment;
  3. demonstrate technical and artistic critical listening skills and adapt recording studio or live sound reinforcement equipment and techniques to meet technical or artistic requirements; and use appropriate vocabulary, technical and musical language, terminology and jargon in the completion of creative projects;
  4. manage/supervise all aspects of a real or hypothetical “commercial” recording session, from planning and set-up to delivery of finished product; and manage/supervise all aspects of a real or hypothetical live sound reinforcement event;
  5. trace important historical developments and precedents in audio recording technology, the music business and recording industry; and demonstrate business skills, including accounting, record keeping, contract analysis, business management and project management skills, as required for the music industry; and
  6. demonstrate practical music theory skills, including the fundamental aural and written concepts of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form; and demonstrate fundamental songwriting skills.

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