University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Sound Production Fundamentals Certificate

The Sound Production Fundamentals Certificate offers students from any background and experience level an opportunity to develop skills, technique, and theory in sound production. These skills may be applied to independent producers, aspiring podcasters, sound designers for media (games, film, or social media), or to the individual working in an area that would benefit from increased skills and knowledge in how to work with and manipulate digital audio and sound. The directed sequence of courses assumes students have no prior formal training in sound or audio.

This program is based out of the School of Visual & Media Arts and is in partnership with School of Journalism and School of Music, both of which are also located within the College of the Arts & Media.

Post-secondary Certificate - Sound Production Fundamentals


Sound Production Fundamentals Certificate Required Courses3
Certificate Electives9
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Sound Production Fundamentals Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
MART 245Introduction to the Language and Practice of Sonic Art3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Certificate Electives

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:9
Intro Radio/Audio Storytelling
Mathematics for Music Enthusiasts
Music Fundamentals
Keyboard Skills I
Sequencng, Synthesis, Sampling
Theatre Sound I
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-