Technology has forever changed the music industry. Technological innovation has helped artists and musicians create, refine and share music with the world. For music lovers, it’s an exciting time to enter the career field of music technology. Sheridan College’s Music Technology Certificate of Completion program features state-of-the-art recording studios and technology, expert faculty and a hands-on curriculum that prepares you to launch your music career or helps you transfer to advanced music programs nationwide.
Our Music Technology Certificate centers on recording arts, digital audio production and editing, music engraving, performance and self-promotion.
Your courses will include Music Technology, Sound Reinforcement, Music Portfolio, Music Fundamentals, Written Theory, Techniques for Live Sound and more. Graduating with your Music Technology Certificate, you will have a clear understanding of MIDI implementation, synthesis, computer-generated notation and multimedia integration.
For students planning to study music performance, education, composition, theory or musicology, a Music Technology Certificate will enhance your degree and career options. Music-related software, hardware, and recording applications have become an increasingly important part of every musician’s skillset.
For students not planning to major in Music, no prior music training is required for entry into the Sheridan College’s Music Technology program. Traditional music notation literacy is helpful, but not required—only an interest in using technology to create and record music is needed to begin.
Why Sheridan College
- Learn on the industry’s latest hardware and software in our newly constructed music education center, the Whitney Center for the Arts.
- Music Technology students develop valuable skills in digital music production that can be applied to a variety of careers in the music industry.
- Build your music portfolios to help launch your career or transfer to music programs nationwide.
As a Music student, you will have the opportunity to earn your music degree in one of the nation’s premier music education centers, the new Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. The WCA, a $20 million facility, includes recital and performance space, recording studios to enhance your music portfolio, classrooms and a 422-seat concert hall.
The Sheridan College Music program also features integration with the local arts community in the form of support for resources, the opportunity to perform with local musicians and more.
Music technicians record, edit, produce, manipulate, enhance and integrate music. New technological advancements have created opportunities for all artists and musicians to produce high-quality music. Software and hardware innovation have become increasingly more important more audio engineers and music technicians, presenting new challenges as well as job opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 10,700 jobs will be added to the field of broadcast and sound engineering technicians from 2016-2026.
Faculty and Community
At Sheridan College, we have some of the best Music Technology faculty from across the nation. Our expert instructors and faculty members will help you achieve your academic and career goals, whether your future is in music recording or another field. Our faculty are dedicated to making sure you learn each aspect of digital music and sound recording.
As a Music Technology student, you will learn in one of the best music education centers in the nation. Sheridan College’s new music education building, the Whitney Center for the Arts, features advanced recording studios, recital space and cutting edge classrooms, making it one of the top music education centers in the nation.
Our faculty are eager to help guide you through hands-on application in music technology and recording, giving you the opportunity to acquire key skills and build your music resume.
Careers and Opportunities
From producing live concerts to enhancing television recordings, music technicians play an important role in maintaining appropriate sound levels, quality and more. Sheridan College’s Music Technology Certificate program is guided by faculty with decades of experience, ensuring you are prepared to begin your career in the music industry or transfer to earn an advanced degree nationwide. Musician technicians may find employment in jobs and careers such as:
- Audio Engineer
- Broadcast Engineer
- Audio Producer
- Audio Technician
- Educational Music Technology Specialist
- Film and Media Composer
- Live Sound Engineer
- Music Lab Administrator
- Multimedia Designer
- Recording Studio Technology Specialist
- Sound Designer
- Synthesizer Programmer