The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Audio Production Technologies program offers students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment. Students learn the concepts and theory associated with recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings appropriate to their skill levels. Students completing the Audio Production program will gain the knowledge base, competency, and confidence they need to enter the commercial music marketplace. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, full-time and part-time.
It takes a minimum of 2 years as a full-time student including summer school. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).
Most program classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.
GPS Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|MTC101||Introduction to Music Theory or higher level Music Theory||3|
|MTC191||Electronic Music I||3|
|MTC192||Electronic Music II||3|
|MUC109||Music Business: Merchandising and the Law||3|
|MUC110||Music Business: Recording and Mass Media (3) OR|
|MUC145||Recording Studio Business Operations (2)||2-3|
|MUC111||Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)||3|
|MUC112||Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)||3|
|MUC195||Studio Music Recording I (3) OR|
|MUC195AA||Studio Music Recording I (3)||3|
|MUC196||Studio Music Recording II (3) OR|
|MUC196AA||Studio Music Recording II (3)||3|
|Select one (1) of two (2) tracks:|
|Track I: Audio Production: Credits:||9|
|MUC197||Live Sound Reinforcement I||3|
|MUC198||Live Sound Reinforcement II||3|
|MUC295||Studio Music Recording III||3|
|Track II: Sound Design: Credits:||12|
|MUC122||Sound Design I (3) OR|
|MTC/TCM120||Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video (3)||3|
|MUC222||Sound Design II (3) OR|
|MTC/TCM220||Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video (3)||3|
|MUC194||Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques||3|
|MUC292||Sound Design III||3|
- Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm. (MTC101)
- Apply aural skills necessary to hear relationships of intervals, rhythms, melody, and harmony in music. (MTC101)
- Apply basic computer literacy skills, including generic applications and music-specific programs with hands-on experience. (MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC/TCM220, MUC222, MUC295)
- Apply commercial music and sound design techniques, using digital audio workstations and desktop music production system. (MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC191, MTC192, MTC/TCM220, MUC222)
- Identify the procedure to copyright a song, publish it, and select an appropriate performance rights agency. (MUC109, MUC110)
- Locate and use different levels of music industry professionals including entertainment attorneys, managers, agents, and concert promoters. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC145)
- Market musical products in such areas as music arranging/composing, score preparation, recording technology, audio engineering, postproduction for film and television, and the advertising industry. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC145)
- Apply Pro Tools editing and recording using the Avid Pro Tools software application. (MUC111, MUC112)
- Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and MIDI equipment in a studio recording session. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC196AA, MUC292)
- Apply generic signals flow concepts for recording consoles in different recording studios. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC196AA)
- Use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC196AA)
- Set up sound reinforcement systems for mixing live performances with various styles of music. (MUC197, MUC198)
- Apply concepts of signal flow for concert sound and placement of consoles, loudspeaker arrangements and microphones. (MUC197, MUC198)
- Produce and engineer a recording project from pre-production through delivery of the final mix. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC194)
- Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry. (MUC297AA)
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.