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PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Get your career in the mix at SDCC's music program. If you have a love for music and desire to create something unique, we'll get you started!

In our music technology program, you'll receive hands-on training using sophisticated digital and analog recording equipment and software. You'll explore theories behind sound engineering and music, fine-tune your listening skills, and learn the fundamentals behind creating high-quality recordings.

You'll take a look at how the business side of the music industry operates, and develop communication skills for working in a creative environment. You'll gain a working knowledge of current industry terminology, and develop critical-thinking skills for problem-solving scenarios.

Get inside the dynamic world of the music industry today!

We offer an Associate in Science degree in Music, and both a Certificate of Achievement and a Certificate of Performance in Audio Production.

Some careers in music are sound engineer, music producer or director, composer, music manager, foley artist, and music conductor. With an associate degree, you may be able to find internships at recording studios, commercial music houses, and in radio/TV/film internship. You could also work as a stage hand for a live sound reinforcement.

Gainful Employment links: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/broadcast-and-sound-engineering-technicians.htm, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/music-directors-and-composers.htm, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/producers-and-directors.htm, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/musicians-and-singers.htm

CAREER OPTIONS

Examples of employment options available in entry level music technology after successful completion of the associate degree program include: composition and/or production of music for music CD's, film, video, music videos, jingles or commercials, radio and TV station ID packages, and multimedia projects. Additional careers include digital audio technician, recording studio engineer, sound reinforcement engineer, and synthesizer programmer. Some of these careers require education beyond the associate degree.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the Music Technology program:

  • Students will be able to successfully operate ProTools software in the context of a recording studio; students will be able to pass a Digidesign training exam covering the use of this software.
  • Students will have an understanding of MIDI technology and the operation of a MIDI based studio.
  • Students will understand analog and digital signal flow as it pertains to a recording studio environment.
  • Students will be able to successfully utilize microphones/microphone placement in order to record live instruments with ProTools software