Graduate Certificate – Audio Engineering Online

Increase your expertise in audio recording, live sound, and mixing in this dynamic online program. Our award-winning faculty will help you develop the skills to create and produce music while expanding your professional network.

Apply by: 6/24/24
Start class: 7/1/24

Program Overview

Put the spotlight on your resume with the online Graduate Certificate – Audio Engineering

Total Tuition: $5,160
Program Duration: As few as 4 months
Credit Hours: 12

Gain professional recording expertise through the Graduate Certificate – Audio Engineering. Enhance your experience with the physics of sound, venue acoustics and console operations through project-based, asynchronous coursework that helps you build an impressive professional portfolio. The program curriculum emphasizes the skills needed to prepare you for an Avid Pro Tools certification.

Learn to record podcasts or run sound for live venues from faculty who have received prestigious honors, including Grammy nominations, for their work in television, video games and film. Benefit from the freedom to choose projects that align with your unique interests in the music industry. The audio engineering grad cert deepens your understanding of digital recording and mixing and puts the tools to advance your music career at your fingertips.

Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Master Avid Pro Tools, the most widely used digital audio workstation for recording and editing audio
  • Set up and engineer live sound events
  • Use recording equipment including microphones, mixing boards, and amps
  • Mix and polish digital recordings at a professional level
  • Utilize common audio plug-ins to get broadcast quality music
  • Understand venue acoustics and mix live performances
  • Master Avid Pro Tools, the most widely used digital audio workstation for recording and editing audio
  • Set up and engineer live sound events
  • Use recording equipment including microphones, mixing boards, and amps
  • Mix and polish digital recordings at a professional level
  • Utilize common audio plug-ins to get broadcast quality music
  • Understand venue acoustics and mix live performances

This audio engineering program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Audio Engineer
  • Podcast Host/Editor/Producer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Audio Editor
  • Audio Engineer
  • Podcast Host/Editor/Producer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Audio Editor

Accreditation

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Southern Utah University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).*

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Total Tuition: $5,160
Program Duration: As few as 4 months
Credit Hours: 12

Accreditation

NASM logo

Southern Utah University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).*

Need more information?

Call 833-994-0043

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Tuition

Benefit from affordable tuition that won’t compromise your budget

SUU offers students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $430
Total Tuition: $5,160*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Grad Cert – Audio Engineering $430 $1,290 $5,160

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $430
Total Tuition: $5,160

Calendar

Create your own schedule with our multiple start dates

The Graduate Certificate – Audio Engineering is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Now Enrolling

Next Apply Date: 6/24/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/1/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer I5/13/245/6/245/6/245/8/245/13/246/30/24
Summer II7/1/246/24/246/24/246/26/247/1/248/18/24
Fall I8/28/248/21/248/21/248/23/248/28/2410/15/24
Fall II10/16/2410/9/2410/9/2410/11/2410/16/2412/3/24
Spring I1/8/251/1/251/1/251/3/251/8/252/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 6/24/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/1/24

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Admissions

Apply quickly and easily to the audio engineering certificate program online

At SUU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please review the requirements for the Graduate Certificate – Audio Engineering online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No GRE required

*Students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 overall or in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate may be considered for conditional admission but will not be eligible for graduate assistantships. Additionally, conditional admission is no guarantee of subsequent full admission.


Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate – Audio Engineering:

Our streamlined admissions process makes it easy for you to get started right away. Please read the admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Portfolio samples

*Students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 overall or in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate may be considered for conditional admission but will not be eligible for graduate assistantships. Additionally, conditional admission is no guarantee of subsequent full admission.

A bachelor’s degree in music is preferred or the applicant must show equivalent experience within their resume and music portfolio.

Cumulative GPA requirement

Cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or in the last 60 credit hours (whichever is higher).

Portfolio samples

Audio or video recording samples showing current skill level as a performer, composer and/or technologist as links to SoundCloud, YouTube or other acceptable media pages (submitted through online application)

Instructions for document submission

Please submit official transcripts from the college/university in which a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution was obtained.

  • Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript.
  • International transcripts must include a transcript evaluation from a third-party service such as SpanTran or WES showing that the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

Please submit all materials by uploading documents to the online application, or by sending them to the email address or mail address listed below:

Email address:
[email protected]

Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720


Courses

Advance your career in music with the expertise gained in the audio engineering graduate certificate online

For the audio engineering graduate certificate online, you must complete 12 credit hours of required courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the technical characteristics and performance of each component of audio recording and the recording studio. Topics include studio electronics and signal flow, computer-based digital recording and editing, recording console operations, microphone usage and placement, signal processing, and the role of the audio engineer.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a survey course dealing with a wide variety of topics related to live sound including knowledge of sound systems, review of audio fundamentals, and sound propagation in various acoustic environments. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6323 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an in-depth study of the digital audio recording studio and its operations as it relates to the artistic, technical and business elements of the music industry. It is designed to build on concepts learned in MUSC 6323 and to help prepare students to work as studio technicians and engineers. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6323 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a continuation of concepts learned in MUSC 6303. The course covers the components of a typical sound system including loudspeakers, loudspeaker management, analog and digital mixing consoles, inboard and outboard effects, microphones, monitors and general stage setup. This course also touches on venue acoustics, basic aesthetics of live sound mixing, and working with clients (promoters, stage managers, and musicians on stage) as well as technicians. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6333

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