Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

New Media Production: Audio and Music Certificate (NAMC-CC-NMP)

Location(s): Middlesex

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

***This certificate is pending final approval by spring 2023 governance***

This program is a career-oriented certificate program designed to prepare students to work in various types of audio-related positions in music recording and media.  Students can specialize in either music production or audio production for media, with some overlap between these two areas. The program emphasizes hands-on training using professional-level, state-of-the-art, digital audio technology and software with some required coursework in music. While not designed as a transfer program, the curriculum includes several courses modeled after those offered by similar bachelor’s degree programs and should allow for easy transfer to these types of programs.

CT State, Middlesex campus is home to a new audio recording and post-production studios and labs are Pro Tools-based and will allow students to learn the advanced-level skills necessary to be competent professional audio technicians.

Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively use a variety of industry tools and processes for producing contemporary forms of digital media across multiple delivery platforms and delivery systems.
    • Equipment and software certification tests
    • Project and instructor portfolio review
    • Workflow analysis and instructor review
    • Review of effective project delivery across platforms
  • Use advanced technologies within a chosen area of specialization with the goal of successfully transitioning from school to working in the industry
    • Equipment and software certification tests - project and instructor portfolio review
    • Work site supervisor and evaluation
  • Plan, create and maintain a professional portfolio highlighting and marketing professional skills and capabilities. Showcase this portfolio via websites, blogs, and social media to achieve employment and educational goals.
    • Equipment and software certification tests
    • Project and instructor portfolio review
    • Continuous instructor review of online portfolio and social media presence
  • Demonstrate key competencies in media writing, video production, audio production, graphic design, interactive media, photography and other technologies within digital media arts.
    • Equipment and software certification tests
    • Grading of written materials
    • Application of aesthetic techniques to class projects - project and portfolio review
    • Thesis project instructor review and/or review by professional
  • Apply critical thinking and aesthetic judgments in creating collaborative media projects.
    • Ability to apply aesthetics examined in media works to personal and class projects - instructor revie
    • Demonstrate successful collaboration with piers and professionals as needed
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, visually, verbally and in writing, using techniques appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Demonstrate media literacy skills through presentation of written, aural and visual media
    • Research and evaluate media through audience analysis and critiques
    • Instructor review
  • Apply course knowledge and gain media production experience in a work environment through experiential learning including internships, practicums and community engaged learning.
    • Instructor review of experiential learning blogs and logs
    • On-site work supervisor evaluations of student work ethic, projects and collaboration - instructor review of student experiential learning evaluation