Digital Audio

The Digital Media: Audio program Certificate of Achievement (formerly Audio Production for Digital Media) prepares graduates for entry-level positions in professional audio production including audio engineering, sound design, audio-for-video post-production, broadcasting, and CD/DVD mastering.

Digital Media: Audio – Certificate Goals

The purpose of the Digital Media: Audio program Certificate of Achievement is to provide students with an overview of MIDI sequencing, sound synthesis, audio recording, digital and analog audio technology, basic music theory, sound design for multimedia applications including video games (for educational and/or entertainment purposes), and delivery of audio content over radio, television, and the Internet.

***With the inclusion of general education classes, you can receive an Associates Degree in addition to the certificate.

Digital Media: Audio Certificate Overview (links to SRJC certificate programs page)

Digital Audio Certificate Requirements - complete 25 units
Course # Course Name Units Delivery
  Classroom Online
CS 74.11 Intro to Digital Media 3.0 X  
Select from these classes 4.0
MUSC 50 Intro to MIDI 3.0 X  
MUSC 51A Digital Audio Fundamentals 3.0 X  
MUSC 51B Digital Audio: Mastering for Multimedia 3.0 X  
MUSC 60A Audio Recording 1 3.0 X  
MUSC 60B Audio Recording 2 3.0 X  
CS 50.32 Web & Digital Media Project 4.0 X  
Restricted Electives 3.0
MUSC 1 Music Fundamentals 3.0 X  
MUSC 2A Intro to Music Theory 3.0 X  
MUSCP 11A Class Piano 1 2.0 X  

Recommended Course Sequence for Digital Audio (PDF download)

Effective: Spring 2011

Recommended Sequence of Courses
Course # Course Title Units Semester Offered Prerequisites
First Semester
CS 74.11 Intro to Digital Media 3.0 Fa, Sp  
MUSC 50 Intro to MIDI 3.0    
Restricted Elective* See program website for list 3.0    
First Semester Unit Total 9.0    
Second Semester
MUSC 51A Digital Audio Fundamentals 3.0    
MUSC 60A Audio Recording 1 3.0    
Second Semester Unit Total 6.0    
Third Semester
MUSC 51B Digital Audio: Mastering for Multimedia 3.0   MUSC 51A
MUSC 60B Audio Recording 2 3.0   MUSC 60A
Third Semester Unit Total 6.0    
Fourth Semester
CS 50.32 Web & Digital Media Project 4.0 Sp See course outline of record
Restricted Elective* See program website for list 3.0    
Fourth Semester Unit Total 4.0    
Minimum units to meet program requirements: 25.0 Certificate  
** LIR 10 or 30 Information Technology (1.0)    
  26.0 Major  
Notes: *Complete any combination totaling at least 3 units.
**Lir 10 or 30 may be taken any semester for major