Digital Music Technology

Program Emphasis

The Digital Music Technology program provides an opportunity for students to gain specific hands-on skills in each of the technologies currently used in the music industry. Students will also gain practical experience for professional and community musical performance and preparation for continued higher education. Students will participate in various facets of music production for a variety of uses in the commercial marketplace which will allow them to develop practical skills and talents while earning college credit for transfer to universities or entry into the workplace.

Career Options

Examples of employment options available in entry level digital music technology after successful completion of the associate degree program include: composition and/or production of music for music CD’s, film, video, music videos, jingles or commercials, radio and TV station ID packages, and multimedia projects. Additional careers include digital audio technician, recording studio engineer, sound reenforcement engineer, and synthesizer programmer. Some of these careers require education beyond the associate degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Digital Music Technology program:

  • Students will be able to successfully operate ProTools software in the context of a recording studio; students will be able to pass a Digidesign training exam covering the use of this software.
  • Students will have an understanding of MIDI technology and the operation of a MIDI based studio.
  • Students will understand analog and digital signal flow as it pertains to a recording studio environment.
  • Students will be able to successfully utilize microphones/microphone placement in order to record live instruments with ProTools software