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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Sound Design (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||$39,780|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
Admission Criteria: Formal application and admission to the program is required.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|MTC105||Music Theory I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC100, or MTC101, or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: MTC106.||RC||3|
|MTC106||Aural Perception I||Corequisites: MTC105.||RC||1|
|MTC191||Electronic Music I||RC||3|
|Studio Music Recording I or
Studio Music Recording I
|MTC192||Electronic Music II||Prerequisites: MTC191.||RC||3|
|MUC111||Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)||Prerequisites: MUC195, or MUP195AA, or TCM/VPT105, or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC196||Studio Music Recording II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC195 or MUC195AA.||RC||3|
|Sound Design I or
Introduction to sound design for film and video or
Introduction to sound design for film and video
|Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC191 or TCM/VPT105. Prerequisites or Corequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC111 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC109||Music Business: Merchandising and the Law||RC||3|
|MUC112||Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC111, and (MUC195 or MUC195AA).||RC||3|
|Sound Design II or
Advance Sound Design for film and video or
Advance Sound Design for film and video
|Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC122 or MTC/TCM120 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC110||Music Business: Recording and Mass Media||RC||3|
|MUC194||Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC112 and MUC195 or permission of instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC292||Sound Design III||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (MTC192, MTC/TCM220, MUC112, MUC196, and MUC222), or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC297AA||Music Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||RC||1|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
- 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.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Sound Design (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=118281).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.