Certificate in Audio Production

Develop Your Audio Engineering Skills


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $4,977

Next start date

October 3, 2017

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About this Program

When you marvel at the sound of the latest hit song, popular video game or Hollywood blockbuster film, you are enjoying the work of audio engineers. These sound wizards use cutting-edge tools and technologies to produce audio that enthralls and entertains us in a variety of ways.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll explore the technical principles and creative skills required to complete professional sound projects. We’ll study the basics of editing, mixing, storage media and the mastering process. You’ll get experience with acoustics, microphones and analog and digital recording, and you'll apply your knowledge to create a pro-quality audio project for music or film.  

Designed for

Individuals who want a practical foundation in professional audio production, including those that want to enter or advance in the field.

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Alumni Spotlight

Alum Jacob Christensen talks about the value of earning his Certificate in Audio Production.

Duration: 02:00

What you'll learn

  • The physics and terminology of sound
  • Elements of sound production, including signal processing, MIDI and synchronization
  • Techniques for multi-track recording and overdubs            
  • Software-based production techniques to create digital audio files

hands-on experience

  • Complete a music production or film/video post-production project
  • Practice in a professional sound studio and learn to use sophisticated audio recording software, including Pro Tools
  • Take field trips to local sound studios
  • Participate in special Saturday sessions on plug-ins and location sound for film and video
  • Have the opportunity to submit your work to Stratus: Journal of Arts & Writing

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Quarter 2

Audio Production in the Studio

Choose One of Three Sections

Quarter 3

Select One

Audio Production Project: Music

Choose One of Two Sections

Audio Production Project: Video

Choose One of Two Sections

Program Sessions


Learning Formats


Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.

Not available for this program