Commercial Music – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1005.00

The Commercial Music Occupational Skills Certificate prepares students for employment in a variety of commercial music and music production settings such as sound designer assistant, sound editor assistant, automation dialogue replacement assistant and sound recordists. They will gain skills in applying musical skills in audio production, audio signal flow, using recording equipment, signal processing and audio editing and post-production.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate conventional, industry-standard recording techniques including microphone selection and placement.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in multi-track recording production by recording multi-track sessions that are enhanced with the use of compiled play-lists, quantization and elastic audio.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in audio post-production by mixing a multi-track recording session so that elements of the mix are clear, and the frequency range, stereo width, and perception of depth/dynamics are all to industry standards.

Prerequisite

Select one of the following:
MUSC 001AMUSIC THEORY I3
MUSC 004AKEYBOARD SKILLS I1
MUSC 040PREPARATORY MUSIC THEORY3
MUSC 041AFIRST YEAR PIANO I2

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Courses
MUSC 093AINTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
MUSC 096AINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION3.5
MUSC 096BMUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS3.5
MUSC 096CMUSIC RECORDING & PRODUCTION WORKSHOP3.5
Required Electives
Select four units of the following:4
JAZZ KEYBOARD SKILLS
ADVANCED JAZZ KEYBOARD SKILLS
POP-JAZZ THEORY
JAZZ-COMMERCIAL THEORY
FIRST YEAR PIANO I
VOICE TECHNIQUES I
BEGINNING GUITAR
POPULAR SONGWRITING
ELECTRIC BASS TECHNIQUES
ELECTRIC BASS REPERTOIRE
CONTEMPORARY GUITAR TECHNIQUES
DRUM SET TECHNIQUES
RHYTHM SECTION TECHNIQUES
LATIN PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES
INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION
BEGINNING TECHNIQUES OF POPULAR SINGING
INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES OF POPULAR SINGING
Total Units16.5