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Picture yourself at the board, turning up the bass and down the mid-range, capturing the vocals of the hottest new artist on the charts. Collin College’s Commercial Music program provides career training in performance, audio engineering, sound reinforcement, electronic music, composition and songwriting.
The Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Commercial Music is a broader two-year degree which includes general education and traditional music courses beyond the courses in music business or audio engineering. You can earn an Associate of Applied Science or one of a pair of certificates which fold into the AAS.
The audio engineering certificate has two tracks. The Studio Track focuses on recording, mixing and mastering. The Live Sound Track focuses on designing, setting up and running sound reinforcement for live events. The courses concentrate on building the skills necessary to successfully work in the music industry as either a mixing engineer or live sound engineer.
The music business certificate addresses the demands for working in the music industry in marketing and management positions such as artist promotions, concerts and tours, merchandising, social networking, etc.
Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with Collin College academic advisors. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.