Sound Design

Sound Design - CCL

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Effective term: 
2018 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
CCL
Total credits required: 
40
CIP Code: 
10.0203
Description

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.

Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program

Admission criteria

Formal application and admission to the program is required.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:40
MTC101Introduction to Music Theory3
 
MUC122Sound Design I (3) OR
MTC/TCM120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video (3)3
 
MTC191Electronic Music I3
MTC192Electronic Music II3
 
MUC222Sound Design II (3) OR
MTC/TCM220Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video (3)3
 
MUC109Music Business: Merchandising and the Law3
MUC110Music Business: Recording and Mass Media3
MUC111Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)3
MUC112Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)3
MUC194Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques3
 
MUC195Studio Music Recording I (3) OR
MUC195AAStudio Music Recording I (3)3
 
MUC196Studio Music Recording II3
MUC297AAMusic Internship1
MUC292Sound Design III3
Competencies
  • 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. (MTC191, MTC192, MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC/TCM220, MUC222)
  • Apply commercial music and sound design techniques, using digital audio workstations and desktop music production system. (MTC191, MTC192, MTC/TCM120, MUC122, MTC/TCM220, MUC222)
  • Follow the procedures 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)
  • 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)
  • Apply pro tools editing and recording using the digidesign pro tools LE package. (MUC111, MUC112)
  • Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) equipment in a studio recording session. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC292)
  • Apply generic signals flow concepts for recording consoles in different recording studios. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196)
  • Use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians. (MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196)
  • Produce and engineer a recording project from pre-production through delivery of the final mix. (MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC292)
  • Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry. (MUC297AA)