The Recording Technology certificate offers an option to the individual who has a strong interest in music as well as an interest in the fundamentals of live audio, electronic music and recording technology.
MUSA 235 – Intro to Music Technology (3) (Offered every fall)
MUSA 263 – Modern Recording Techniques (3) (Offered every spring)
MUSA 326 – Electronic Music (3) (Offered every spring)
- Understand and demonstrate live audio and studio recording equipment and techniques.
- Acquire and demonstrate skills using software for recording, editing, mixing, and applying audio effects, MIDI sequencing.
- Apply basic synthesis, fundamentals of audio (how it travels, how it is perceived), signal flow and more.
- INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (3)
Assists music students in becoming better acquainted with the broad range of interrelated use of instructional technology and media materials as well as techniques associated with these items. Emphasis on the practical problems of choosing, using, and inventing instructional materials.
- MODERN RECORDING TECHNIQUES (3)
An introduction to the techniques of working in a recording studio. Topics include microphone design, application and placement; recording, editing, and signal processing in Cubase; and studio etiquette.
- ELECTRONIC MUSIC (3)
The production of music through MIDI and computer-based sequencing programs including MIDI sequencing using software, peripheral devices, MIDI orchestration, sampling, virtual instruments, digital audio in multiple file formats, multi-track recording, post-processing of multi-track recordings, and composition of original music.
Three 5-week courses
9 credit hour program
As part of a degree program
Included in degree tuition if taken with other courses and total credit hours per semester does not exceed 18.
As a stand-alone certificate program
$65 per credit hour/$585 program total