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Program: Commercial Music
Degree Plan: Recording Technology Certificate (Two-Year Certificate)

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(Level I Two-Year Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MUS.2Y.RECORD.12

This program is designed to prepare commercial musicians with additional skills in the field of recording technology. In addition to preparing the student in vocal or instrumental commercial music techniques, training is provided in the basic console recording skills such as microphone selection and placement, mix down techniques, master tape production, studio techniques, trouble-shooting, and session procedures. Emphasis is placed on the specific needs of the commercial musician in the field of recording.



MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3


MUSI 1301 Fundamentals of Music I 3
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II 4
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
RTVB 2343 Commercial Recording Techniques 3


MUSC 2447 Audio Engineering III 4
MUSI 1310 American Music 3
+Elective 1


MUSC 2448 Audio Engineering IV 4
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Minimum Hours Required 39

+Elective - must be selected from either of the following MUEN or MUAP:


MUEN 1122 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUEN 1123 Band 1
MUEN 1131 Keyboard Ensemble 1
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1133 Brass Ensemble 1
MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1137 Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1
MUEN 2141 Chorus 1

Applied Music Courses

Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181.

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