Digital Audio Production

Program Certificate

College Degree Requirements

Total Degree Credits32-33
Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterCredits
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MUSC 122 Music Theory I (Fall only) 3
MUSC 123 Aural Skills I (Fall only) 2
MUSC 145
Applied Music (Piano)
or Class Piano I
1
MUSC 172 Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation 2
MUSC 174 Live Sound Reinforcement 1 2
MUSC 176
Introduction to Pro Tools 1,3
or Introduction to Cakewalk Sonar Studio and Producer
2
MUSC 274 Audio Production Experience 1 1
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3
 Credits16
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MUSC 124 Music Theory II (Spring only) 3
MUSC 125 Aural Skills II (Spring only) 2
MUSC 145
Applied Music (Piano)
or Class Piano II
1
MUSC 272 Music Business and Industry 2
MUSC 276
Advanced Pro Tools 1,3
or Advanced Cakewalk Sonar Studio and Producer
2-3
MUSC 274 Audio Production Experience 1 1
MUSC 297 Cooperative Education/Internship 3
Additional Required Coursework  
Select one of the following: 2
FInale for Beginners (Spring only) 2  
Sibelius Basics (Fall only) 2  
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits32-33
1

Prior to registration of the courses noted, students must be accepted into the Digital Audio Production program. Interested students should contact John Darling at 701-224-5444 or john.darling@bismarckstate.edu to set up an interview.

2

Finale for Beginners and Sibelius Basics: Students are required to take one semester of either Finale or Sibelius. They have the option of taking both sections (fall and spring), however only one section of a music writing program is required for the degree.

3

Pro Tools and Cakewalk: Students are required to take two semesters of either Pro Tools or Cakewalk. They have the option of taking all four sections, however, completion of Intro and Advanced sections of one title is required for the degree.