Certificate of Completion in Sound Design

Audio Production Technologies
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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Sound Design (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5686
Total Credits Required
41

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
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.

Program Prerequisites

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.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10
MTC105 Music Theory I RC 3
MTC106 Aural Perception I RC 1
MTC191 Electronic Music I RC 3
MUC195AA or
MUC195
Studio Music Recording I or
Studio Music Recording I
RC 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
MTC192 Electronic Music II RC 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) RC 3
MUC196 Studio Music Recording II RC 3
MUC122 or
MTC120 or
TCM120
Sound Design I or
Introduction to sound design for film and video or
Introduction to sound design for film and video
RC 3

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law RC 3
MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) RC 3
MUC222 or
MTC220 or
TCM220
Sound Design II or
Advance Sound Design for film and video or
Advance Sound Design for film and video
RC 3

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10
MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media RC 3
MUC194 Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques RC 3
MUC292 Sound Design III RC 3
MUC297AA Music Internship 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

Disclaimer

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.