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Music Production Entrepreneurship Certificate of Achievement

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The Music Production Entrepreneurship certificate prepares students to use industry-recognized software and hardware to create, edit, record, and perform music. Its entrepreneurial focus prepares students with the knowledge necessary to market, promote and monetize their music. The certificate will equip students to enter the following occupations: music producer, professional musician, recording engineer, film composer, video game composer, electronic musician, music supervisor, music library owner or digital media composer/producer. The field of Music Production is inherently competitive, and completion of the program does not guarantee employment. Success in the occupations listed above is based on a number of factors including musical, technical and entrepreneurial ability.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Create, edit, record and perform music using a Digital Audio Workstation.
  • Describe, analyze and discuss trends in electronic music production, including sampling, controllerism and drum programming.
  • Analyze and evaluate various methods of music distribution.
  • Discuss and identify various careers within the music industry.
  • Analyze and illustrate various principles of the music industry including but not limited to music copyright, music publishing, music licensing, artist and performing rights organizations.
  • Compare models for digital music monetization and self-promotion.


Course ID Title Units
MUS 120   Introduction to the Music Industry 3
MUS 130   Music Production I 2.5
MUS 118   Digital Multi-Track Music Recording 2.5
MUS 131  * Music Production II 2
  Select from Restricted Electives 2-3



Restricted Electives    
MUS 1   The Basics of Music 3
MUS 10  * Harmony I 3
MUS 54A   Beginning Piano I 2
CWE 180   Co-Op-Ed Commercial Music 2

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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