Recording Arts and Music Production

Jeff Forehan in the studio with students

General Information

The Commercial Music Certificate Program at West Valley College focuses on the recording arts, music technology, and commercial music production. This is a comprehensive curriculum covering electronic music/sound design, recording arts, songwriting, MIDI/Digital audio, and audio for visual media. Featuring state-of-art facilities and ‘cutting-edge’ hardware and software, the courses are designed for students of all levels, providing hands-on experience and thorough training in the creative and technical challenges specific to the Commercial Music industry.

“I found I have a real connection with students, that not only inspires me, but I've seen that connection make a difference in their lives and career paths. I love to teach because I love sharing the possibilities, creatively and professionally, of what we can do when we blend music and technology." – Jeff Forehan, Director of Commercial Music Studies

Fall 2020 Class Update

Commercial Music


Students in classroom
Band members in studio
New board in studio

Student in recording class
Jeff Forehan teaching class
Student band in studio

Student working on recording project
Big band in studio
Forehan helping students in studio
Last Updated 8/19/20