Recording Arts Certificate

Program Info

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
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.