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Music Technology Certificate

Certificate Description 

Open to all majors, the Music Technology Certificate prepares individuals for careers in music recording, music composition and music production using state-of-the-art music technology. Graduating with your Music Technology Certificate, you will have a clear understanding of MIDI implementation, synthesis, computer-generated notation and multimedia integration.

For students pursuing music performance, jazz studies, music education, or other non-music degrees, a Music Technology Certificate will enhance your degree and career options. Music-related software, hardware, and recording applications have become an increasingly important part of every musician’s skillset.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Explain how technology is used in the production of music.
  • Assemble, mix and master complete MIDI/Digital Audio compositions.
  • Utilize MIDI/Digital audio software and hardware including computers, controllers, synthesizers, sequencers, samplers, effects processors, microphones and mixers.
  • Produce audio recordings that demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and skills associated with recording technology hardware and software.
  • Create computer-based music recordings that demonstrate advanced electronic music production techniques.
  • Create and manipulate real-time and sequenced digital music data (i.e., Musical Instrument Digital Interface and Open Sound Control).