Audio Production Technologies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Sound Design

Academic Plan Code




The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sound Design program offers students an opportunity to learn concepts associated with Sound Design production and recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings. Upon completion of the core courses, students will have acquired skills allowing them the opportunity to apply for a broad range of positions in the audio post-production field including: Film and Television, Animation, Radio, Theatre, and Commercial Advertising.

Program Prerequisites

Admission Criteria: Formal application and admission to the program is required.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program area.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MTC105 Music Theory I 3
RC MTC106 Aural Perception I 1
RC MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
RC MUC195AA or
Studio Music Recording I or
Studio Music Recording I

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
RC MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
RC MUC196 Studio Music Recording II 3
RC MUC122 or
MTC120 or
Sound Design I or
Introduction to sound design for film and video or
Introduction to sound design for film and video

Term 3

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
RC MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) 3
RC MUC222 or
MTC220 or
Sound Design II or
Advance Sound Design for film and video or
Advance Sound Design for film and video

Term 4

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media 3
RC MUC194 Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques 3
RC MUC292 Sound Design III 3
RC MUC297AA Music Internship 1

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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