This program is a career-oriented certificate program designed to prepare students to work in various types of audio-related positions in music recording and media. Students can specialize in either music production or audio production for media, with some overlap between these two areas.
The program emphasizes hands-on training using professional-level, state-of-the-art, digital audio technology and software with some required coursework in music. While not designed as a transfer program, the curriculum includes several courses modeled after those offered by similar bachelor degree programs and should allow for easy transfer to these types of programs.
MxCC’s new audio recording and post-production studios and labs are Pro Tools based and will allow students to learn the advanced-level skills necessary to be competent professional audio technicians.
Corporate media professionals tend to be generalists therefore this program provides students with a variety of production experiences including writing scripts, camera operation, video editing, web production and video streaming as they apply to business to prepare them for corporate media jobs.
The Digital Media Production A.S. degree program requires 61 credits, including program requirements, electives and general education courses. In their first year students learn the foundations of media production through courses in writing, media studies, aesthetics and production. The second year is devoted to the selection of a series of specialized classes in preparation for a senior thesis project and internship.
As the certificate is comprised entirely of courses within MxCC’s Digital Media Production A.S. degree, students may switch to pursue the full degree instead of or in addition to the certificate with no penalties.
This certificate is a 30-credit occupational certificate program intended as a stackable credential for students looking to specialize Corporate Media production. When enrolling in this program as a standalone occupational certificate, it is recommended that students entering the program either have an associate’s degree or higher or are enrolled in the Digital Media Production Associate’s degree program to improve employability upon graduation.
Downloadable Program Forms & Documents
For more information, contact:
Professor John Shafer
Chapman Hall, Room 606