Build Your Future in Music Recording and Production

The Music Recording/Production Certificate is designed as a four-semester program to provide the technical skills and theoretical background for a career in the music recording/music production field. Upon certificate completion, the student will be able to understand and apply signal flow of the Recording Process on a real analog recording console as well as in a DAW.  Additionally, the student will be able to write music in a variety of musical genres and also record individual components of his or her compositions.

For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Music Department website:  http://music.fullcoll.edu.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate  – Music Recording/Production

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Mario Gonzalez
714.992.7285
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Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Music Recording/Production

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Composer
• Creative Director
• Film Composer
• Jingle Writer
• Music Arranger
• Music Composer
• Music Producer

Employment of music directors and composers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

The number of people attending musical performances, such as symphonies and concerts, and theatrical performances, such as ballets and musical theater, is expected to remain steady. Music directors will be needed to lead orchestras for concerts and musical theater performances. They also will conduct the music that accompanies ballet troupes and opera companies.

In addition, there will likely be a need for composers to write original music and arrange known works for performances. Composers will be needed as well to write film scores and music for television and commercials.

However, growth is expected to be limited because orchestras, opera companies, and other musical groups can have difficulty getting funds. Some music groups are nonprofit organizations that rely on donations and corporate sponsorships, in addition to ticket sales, to fund their work. These organizations often have difficulty finding enough money to cover their expenses. In addition, growth may be limited for music directors in schools due to struggles with school funding, and music programs may be cut.

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Mario Gonzalez

Average Salary in this Field

$23,370 to

$101,810 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Composer

Music Producer

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