Independent Music Production Certificate
Full-time students who wish to complete their program in 4 quarters should select darker shaded courses in each specific quarter, illustrated by the vertical columns of the chart. Lighter shaded courses indicate available course options which may be taken to achieve full-time status during the specific quarter. Some courses have limited spaces; early enrollment is recommended.
Note: This plan requires that F-1 Visa students take 4 additional units during their program to maintain full-time enrollment status.
7 Required Independent Music Production Courses (28 units)
Production & Recording (12 units)
|Course No. | Title||Units||Summer||Fall||Winter||Spring|
|MUSC X 441.3 Audio Recording Theory +||4||O||I||O||O|
|MUSC X 448.6 The Record Production Process: Professional Practices||4||I||I|
|MUSC X 440 Create and Produce Your Own Music Project||4||I||I|
Select 1 Production Software Course (4 units)
|MUSC X 479.12 Introduction to Pro Tools +||4||O||O||O||O|
|MUSC X 480 Introduction to Logic Pro +||4||O||O||O||O|
Required Marketing Courses (8 units)
|MUSC X 448.80 Do-It-Yourself Music Marketing||4||H(R)||I||O|
|MUSC X 451 Entrepreneurship for the Indie Artist||4||H(I)||I||I|
Select 1 Songwriting Course (4 units)
|MUSC X 401.5 Elements of Hit Songwriting||4||I||I|
|MUSC X 404.4 Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriting Workshop||4||I|
|MUSC X 409.8 Professional Songwriting for the Commercial Market: A Weekly Workout||4||I|
Select 2 Electives (8 units)
Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Music Production, Music Business or Film Scoring. New electives are added regularly.
|X 400-X499 Various Music Production, Music Business or Film Scoring Courses||4||R/O/I||R/O/I||R/O/I||R/O/I|
Note: Full-time students wishing to add additional electives or take a vacation quarter may extend their program length. F-1 Visa students may have up to 5 quarters to complete their program. Domestic students have a maximum of 3 years.
+ Should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study.
Chart Legend: I = In-Person | R = Remote | O = Online | H (I/R) = Hybrid (In-Person/Remote)