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Music Technology (Certificate)

Apply to Music Technology Diploma The 1-year Music Technology program is no longer being offered. Students interested in this field should apply to the 2-year Music Technology Diploma.
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Music
Credits: 29.0
Length: Two semesters
Campuses: New Westminster
Credential: Certificate
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall
program overview

Applications to this program are closed.  Students interested in this field should apply to the 2-year Music Technology Diploma.

curriculum framework

Semester I 

Course

Title

Credits

MUSC 3180

Audio Recording Techniques

4

MUSC 3181

Sequencing and Synthesis

3

MUSC 3183

Professional Score Production

1.5

MUSC 3185

Studio Setup and Maintenance I 

1.5

PEFA 1139

Career Development for Musicians I

1.5

Elective

Any course (approved by the Program Coordinator)

2-3

Ensemble

Any music ensemble

1-2

Total credits

15 - 17

Semester II

MUSC 3280

Advanced Audio Recording

4

MUSC 3281

Advanced Sound Applications

3

MUSC 3284

Music for Film and Video

1.5

MUSC 3285

Studio Setup and Maintenance II

1.5

PEFA 1239

Career Development for Musicians II

1.5

Elective

Any course (approved by the Program Coordinator)

2-3

Ensemble

Any music ensemble

1-2

Total credits

14.5 - 16.5

career transfer pathways
A Certificate in Music Technology will be an asset in almost any career in the music industry, from professional music to studio engineering to music education. Graduates are trained in sound engineering, music software, audio engineering and music production.
admission requirements
  1. General College Admission Requirements
  2. Audition:  All Music Technology Certificate students must demonstrate competency on an instrument or voice. There is no set music grade level requirement and no limits on genre or style of music. Music Technology Certificate students are required to participate in at least one College ensemble each term, and will be expected to participate in student recording sessions. These factors will be considered when assessing student auditions.  For those living outside the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley area, it may be possible to set up a Skype audition.
  3. Music Literacy:  The student must demonstrate the ability to read and write music, and understand basic theoretical concepts.  Literacy can be demonstrated by writing the Music Literacy Test.  Students whose previous music background demonstrates proficiency must consult with the Program Coordinator.
  4. Technology Competency:  The student must demonstrate a basic knowledge of music technology through completion of MUSC 1182 and MUSC 1282, or the Technology Competency Assessment test, or by upgrading skills in this area by taking preparatory courses through the Community Music School.
program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

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