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.
Individuals who want a practical foundation in professional audio production, including those that want to enter or advance in the field.
Learn more about the Certificate in Audio Production from instructors Jason Devore and Glenn Lorbecki, both notable recording industry professionals in Seattle.
Play 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
Complete a music production or film/video post-production project
Learn to use sophisticated audio recording software, including Pro Tools Studio
Participate in special Saturday sessions on plug-ins and location sound for film and video
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the
Projected job growth for sound engineering technicians in Washington state (2018-28)
Average salary for sound engineering technicians in Washington state (2020)
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