Certificate of Proficiency | 27 credits minimum
Communication and Performing Arts Department
South City Campus
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4130
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SCC 1.061.ME, (801) 957-3114
Academic Advisor SCC 1.061.MD, (801) 957-3125
Associate Professors - Thomas Baggaley, Jon Clark
This certificate program is part of the music program’s participation in the college-wide “stackable credentials” initiative to create certificates that reflect student achievement even when students have not completed an entire degree program. This certificate represents the recording technology-only portion of a proposed Music Recording Technology AAS degree (meaning this certificate requires no additional musical training such as theory and no GE requirements that would be included in the AAS degree). The certificate represents proficiency working with digital audio recording equipment and related software applications (specifically digital audio workstations).
Students completing the certificate program will have received training that will help to prepare them to work as a recording engineer in a music recording studio and for freelance work as a sound designer for live concert productions. Students may also find freelance work in the allied fields of sound design/synthesis, film sound, songwriting, composition and arranging, although this certificate will not prepare them specifically for those jobs.
Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
|Students will demonstrate the ability to work on all aspects of a music recording project, both recorded in a live performance setting and
recorded in a controlled studio setting. These aspects include but are not limited to microphone placement, live sound mixing, tracking and final recording mixing and mastering.
|1, 4, 6, 7
|Students will demonstrate an understanding of the mathematics and science associated with basic electronics and instrumentation technology.
||1, 3, 7
|Students will demonstrate an understanding of the mathematics and science associate with musical acoustics, especially as they relate to recording situations including but not limited to studio design, the acoustics of instruments and sound production and performance space acoustics that might affect live audio production.
|Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative team environment on professional-quality music projects for both musical and non-musical clients.
||1, 2, 4, 6
|Students will demonstrate the appropriate entrepreneurial skills necessary for a freelance artist including but not limited to portfolio development, networking, promotion/marketing and basic business accounting.