The mission of the Music Technology program is to provide a well-rounded curriculum of music-related technical, creative, and business courses designed to prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities within the music industry. The Music Technology Technical Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level opportunities in the recording and music industries. The requirements for earning the technical certificate may be fulfilled in one year.
Graduates of the program should possess the ability to:
Demonstrate proficiency with typical professional recording equipment and computer systems;
Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology and operations of the music and recording industries;
Apply critical thinking skills to resolve challenges in the workplace;
Function competently in entry-level music business and recording/audio positions; and
Work effectively with others in a creative team environment.
Recording Engineer/Studio Operator
Independent Record Label Operator
This certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward a Nashville State A.A.S. degree. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.
Note: Any 10 Music Technology courses fulfill the required 30 credit hours to earn the Technical Certificate.
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.