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Commercial Music Production

Certificate of Achievement

The West Valley College Commercial Music Production Certificate of Achievement requires the successful completion of eight 3-unit courses for a total of 24 units and focuses on the recording arts, music technology, and commercial music production. This is a comprehensive curriculum covering electronic music/sound design, recording arts, commercial music theory, 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 commercial music production. Potential careers specific to these skills include but are not limited to: Recording Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Pro-Tools Certified Programmer/Technician, Logic PRO Certified Programmer/Technician, Composer, Performer, Producer, Game Audio Designer/Composer, Film and TV Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Session Musician, Audio Technician, Songwriter, Music Supervisor, Backup Musician, Arranger, Live Sound/ FOH/Monitors Music Technician, Designer, or Repair person, DJ, Music Director.

Recording Arts Component (9 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MUSC065ARecording Arts I3 units
MUSC065BRecording Arts II3 units
MUSC065CAudio Mixing & Production3 units

Music Production Component (12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MUSC063AIntroduction To Music Production3 units
MUSC063BCommercial Music Production3 units
MUSC069ASongwriting, Level 13 units
MUSC069BSongwriting, Level 23 units

Music Business Component (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MUSC070Music Business3 units

Total Certificate Units: 24 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.
Last Updated 10/14/22