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Possible career opportunities
Career options include: conductor, arranger, film scorer/composer, music business/manager, music editor, music supervisor/director, songwriter, transcriber, editor (print music publishing), choir director, midi engineering, recording engineer, studio director or manager, sound designer, sound technician, and tour coordinator. Many careers require more than two years of study.
Program learning outcomes
Program learning outcomes have been developed for each of the three options for General Education and all college degree and certificate programs.
Students must complete each of the courses required for the major with a “C” grade or higher. Certain courses may satisfy both major and general education requirements; however, the units are only counted once.
Certificate of achievement - Music industry studies
This certificate program prepares students for a career in the music industry. The program has an entrepreneurial focus emphasizing an industry trend requiring artists to be responsible for complete project development. The program is designed to produce well-rounded music industry professionals capable of all aspects of the music production process including recording, marketing, and distribution. The same skill-set also prepares students for careers in specialized areas of the music industry such as digital audio workstation operator, recording engineer, producer, composer, arranger, songwriter, sound designer, artist manager, distributor, and marketing representative.
To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete the required courses with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are available in the evening and during the day.