Recording Arts Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Winter 2018
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Thomas Berryman: 313-317-1511,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-139

Program Description


Provides course work in essential music skills and digital recording techniques. Covers recording engineering, mixing, and mastering of recorded works. Uses a live studio environment to promote the development of practical skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Select, set up, and place recording equipment for a variety of musical ensembles.
  2. Set up, manage, and use digital recording software including plug-ins.
  3. Communicate with musicians/clients using industry and musical terminology.
  4. Interpret artistic ideas and translate them into recordings.
  5. Prepare and master recordings for commercial release and sale.
Career Opportunities
  • Studio recording engineer
  • Studio recording technician
  • Mastering engineer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Eligibility
  1. Basic computer skills
  2. Fundamental knowledge of music theory

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
PSCI-135: Sound & Light in Fine-Arts 4.00
Credit Hours: 4
Minimum Total Credit Hours