The Music Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) program is designed for students who wish to combine the study of music with music technology. The program emphasizes hands-on practice with recording programs along with creative music studies. Topics of study include music theory, applied lessons, and studio production. This concentration will provide basic instruction for students for beginning recording careers such as audio technician, music producer, recording artist, and composer.
Recipents of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music will have demonstrated:
Basic understanding and use of music studio technology and software systems;
Basic piano/keyboard and/or other music performance music skills as they translate into music production;
Basic comprehension of music theory and aural theory skills as they translate into the music studio environment.
Required Courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music:
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music from BPCC.
Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate: place out of READ 099 ; place into ENGL 101 ; and place into MATH 099 as documented by ACT, placement tests, or course completion.
Music majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC 122:Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence.