2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Commercial Music
Degree Plan: Recording Technology Certificate (One-Year Certificate)


(Level 1 One-Year Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.MUS.1Y.RECORD.21

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1313 Commercial Music Theory 1 3
MUSP 2103 Commercial Class Piano OR 1
MUSP 1110 Applied Commercial Music: Piano OR (1)
MUSP 1123 Applied Commercial Music: Synthesizer (1)
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering 1 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) 1 3
Semester Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering 2 4
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
RTVB 2343 Commercial Recording Techniques 3
Semester Total 11
Minimum Hours Required 21

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.