Digital Audio Production (Certificate)

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.

2019 median pay for broadcast and sound engineering technicians: $45,510/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

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:

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MUS 1570: Music Theory I

3

MUS 1710: Introduction to Sound Recording

4

MUS 1730: Music and the Digital Studio

3

MUS 1510: Music Appreciation or

MUS 1670: Beginning Piano

3

ENG 1510: College Composition I (or higher)

3
  • 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.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MUS 2890: Digital/Audio Seminar

3

CMM 1750: Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

3

MUS 1530: Hist. Survey of Rock & Roll or

MUS 1670: Beginning Piano

3

MUS 1610: Private Lessons I or

MUS 1750-2880 (music ensembles)

1-2

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

CSC 1510: Intro to Computer Science

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology or

HIS 1540: US History Since 1865

3
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Choose transfer or employment option and submit applications as appropriate.