Digital Arts Technology

Certificate in Electronic Music and Audio Production
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Want to specialize in Electronic Music and Audio Production?

Looking to learn new skills or enhance your talents in the areas of electronic music composition and audio production?

The certificate program serves the specialized need of students as well as individuals interested in electronic music composition and audio production. You will be exposed to important historical aspects that have influenced compositional styles as well as the impact of technology on music and art.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Audio is everywhere, quality audio is key.
  • Training and exposure to industry standard technology is what sets the amateur apart from the professional.
  • A perfect outlet for the merging of the technical and creative.
  • Immediate hands-on exposure sets NVCC apart from many four-year programs.
Certificate Program Requirements and Outcomes

Students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

Course No. Title Credits
MUS*H101 Music History & Appreciation I 3
DAT/MUS*H218 Electronic Music Composition/ Audio Tech I 3
DAT/MUS*H237 Principles of Sound Recording 3
*Directed Elective Arts/Digital Arts 3
MUS*H126 20th Century/Modern Music 3
DAT/MUS*H219 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Tech II 3
DAT*H220 Acoustics and Sound Design 3
  Total Credit Hours 21

*Directed Electives:
DAT*H110, DAT*H226, DAT*H290,
MUS*H103, MUS*H115

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the properties of sound, human hearing, and sound reproduction systems.
  • Use principles of acoustics and psychoacoustics to design state-of-the-art sonic environments.
  • Apply industry-standard techniques and tools to complete two-track and multi-track recording projects.
  • Use digital signal processing tools to manipulate and shape sound.
  • Compose original electronic music compositions.

Program Coordinator
Rachael M Leite
203-575-8152 (p)
Room: L305