The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sound Design program offers students an opportunity to learn concepts associated with Sound Design production and recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings. Upon completion of the core courses, students will have acquired skills allowing them the opportunity to apply for a broad range of positions in the audio post-production field including: Film and Television, Animation, Radio, Theatre, and Commercial Advertising.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm.
- Apply aural skills necessary to hear relationships of intervals, rhythms, melody, and harmony in music.
- Apply basic computer literacy skills, including generic applications and music-specific programs with hands-on experience.
- Apply commercial music and sound design techniques, using digital audio workstations and desktop music production system.
- Follow the procedures to copyright a song, publish it, and select an appropriate performance rights agency.
- Locate and use different levels of music industry professionals including entertainment attorneys, managers, agents, and concert promoters.
- 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.
- Apply pro tools editing and recording using the digidesign pro tools LE package.
- Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) equipment in a studio recording session.
- Apply generic signals flow concepts for recording consoles in different recording studios.
- Use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians.
- Produce and engineer a recording project from pre-production through delivery of the final mix.
- Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry.
Formal application and admission to the program is required.
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|MTC105||Music Theory I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC100, or MTC101, or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: MTC106.||RC||3|
|MTC106||Aural Perception I||Corequisites: MTC105.||RC||1|
|MTC191||Electronic Music I||RC||3|
|MUC195AA or |
|Studio Music Recording I or Studio Music Recording I||RC||3|
|MTC192||Electronic Music II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC191.||RC||3|
|MUC111||Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)||Prerequisites: MUC195, or MUP195AA, or TCM/VPT105, or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC196||Studio Music Recording II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC195 or MUC195AA.||RC||3|
|MUC122 or |
|Sound Design I or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video||No requisites or Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in TCM100 and TCM136) or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in TCM100 and TCM136) or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC109||Music Business: Merchandising and the Law||RC||3|
|MUC112||Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC111, and (MUC195 or MUC195AA).||RC||3|
|MUC222 or |
|Sound Design II or Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video or Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video||Prerequisites: MUC122. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MTC191, or MUC111, or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC/TCM120 or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC/TCM120 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC110||Music Business: Recording and Mass Media||RC||3|
|MUC194||Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC111 and MUC196, or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC292||Sound Design III||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (MTC192, MTC/TCM220, MUC112, MUC196, and MUC222), or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC297AA||Audio Production Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||RC||1|
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program area.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Sound Design (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=118281).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site 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.