The Certificate of Achievement in Songwriting enables students to develop a diverse and industry-relevant set of songwriting skills. The program teaches students how to produce original songs and compositions and have them performed. Students will generate songs that are suitable for a wide range of formats and create a songwriting portfolio. Courses cover songwriting history, analysis, music theory, aural skills, orchestration and composition. Students are prepared to pursue a career as a composer, producer and performer of original songs. The program aims to produce graduates who are conversant with the mechanisms of the modern music industry and can demonstrate a creative and industry-relevant approach to their craft.
The courses average 2-48 students per course. The number of projected completers per year is 12. These figures are based on the number of students completing existing Music Technology courses between the years 2016-17 and 2017-18. There is a growing demand for professionals with songwriting and music production skill sets in the local job market, as well as in other regions of California.
The Certificate of Achievement in Songwriting prepares students with the concepts and skills to create original music and lyrics performed by singers, studio producers, musical groups and bands.
Program Learning Outcomes:
· Create music for a variety of genres, including pop, folk, hip hop, country, rock or jazz. Students may write music for theater productions, record labels or produce jingles for commercials.
· Develop musical talent, creativity, strong communication skills, production workflow management and knowledge of music composition software.
The program will require students to take 3 core courses and 1 elective course.
(Y1 or S1)
|MTEC88B||Modern Song Composition||4||Y1W|
|MTEC88C||ADvanced Song Structure||4||Y1S|
|Music 10||Music Fundamentals||4||Y2F|
|MTEC 54A||Music Theory for Audio Producers||4||Y2W|