Study digital audio production at JCC
The Digital Audio Production certificate at Jamestown Community College prepares you for entry-level employment in digital audio production and recording. You can pursue careers in TV, film, and theater like broadcast technician, sound engineering technician, producer, and director. Those currently employed in the field can also use the program to upgrade and expand their skills.
JCC’s program helps you develop aesthetic and technical skills vital to the contemporary audio production workplace. You’ll take courses in music technology, audio, and recording in our music computer lab and recording studio using industry-standard software. JCC’s Music department hosts concerts, guest musicians, and events that you can attend and participate in. If you want to expand your skills, the Digital Audio Production certificate can be paired with JCC’s Music, Music Industry, and Media Arts degrees.
Participate in music at JCC, regardless of major
You are welcome to take music courses and ensembles at JCC without pursuing a music-related degree. Get involved with theatre productions, voice and instrumental lessons, digital recording, and performing ensembles.
2021 median pay for broadcast, sound, and video technicians: $49,050/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where to study at JCC
- Fully available on the Jamestown Campus
- Some courses must be completed on the Jamestown Campus
JCC’s Digital Audio Production certificate prepares you to immediately enter the workforce after graduation.
- Computer lab with editing and mixing software
- Recording studio to create, edit, and master professional quality recordings
- Digital piano lab
JCC offers ensembles that perform on and off campus.
- College Chorus
- Concert Band
- Rock Ensembles
- Solo performance and small ensembles
Digital audio production skills
After you complete the program, you will be able to:
- Use industry-standard music technology hardware and software for pre and post production of music and music media.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic wave theory and its application to psychoacoustics.
- Demonstrate aesthetic understanding: the ability to understand and appreciate aesthetic forms of expression, such as literature, music, dance, and other forms of visual imagery.
Local music opportunities
We have many music opportunities in the local community, including:
- Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association (CCMTA)
- Chautauqua Institution
- Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS)
- Community Music Project
- Infinity Visual and Performing Arts
- Jamestown Area Community Orchestra
- Jamestown Municipal Band
- Lucille Ball Little Theatre
- Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
- Warren County Summer Music School
MUS 1570: Music Theory I
MUS 1710: Introduction to Sound Recording
MUS 1730: Music and the Digital Studio
MUS 1510: Music Appreciation or
MUS 1670: Beginning Piano
ENG 1510: College Composition I (or higher)
- Seek out academic support or tutoring at the Learning Center.
- Investigate transfer and employment options.
- If choosing to transfer, apply to institutions with fall deadlines.
MUS 2890: Digital/Audio Seminar
CMM 1750: Rhetoric of Vision and Sound
MUS 1530: Hist. Survey of Rock & Roll or
MUS 1670: Beginning Piano
MUS 1610: Private Lessons I or
MUS 1750-MUS 2880 (music ensembles)
Mathematics & Sciences Elective
CSC 1510: Intro to Computer Science
Social Sciences Elective
PSY 1510: General Psychology or
HIS 1540: US History Since 1865
- Apply for graduation.
- Choose transfer or employment option and submit applications as appropriate.