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
Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 48 weeks.

This program will cost $7,563 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical debt upon graduation is not available.

The State of Michigan does not have licensure requirements for this profession.

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