Advanced Studio and Music Production

Gain the skills to pursue careers and advanced studies in music production and other audio related platforms.
Certificate Overview
Credits 24
Duration 3 quarters
Next Start Date 

Fall quarter 2023

Location Olympia campus
Schedule Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Cost $30 - $60 enrollment fee plus tuition. See Academic Certificate Costs and Aid for more information about tuition. 

What you'll learn

Through out this three-course certificate, you’ll become familiar with the tools and techniques used by professional audio producers.

You’ll learn to:

  • Understand acoustics and studio design
  • Engineer multiple track recording sessions using Pro-Tools, signal processors, and processional analog consoles
  • Explore creative recording techniques to develop your own sonic style
  • Work effectively in a collaborative environment

You’ll practice various roles, including engineer, mixer, producer, and musician throughout the stages of songwriting, pre-production, engineering, and mixing.  

Certificate prerequisites

This certificate requires the completion of three prerequisite courses:

  • Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques I
  • Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques II
  • Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques III

Equivalent coursework or prior experience will be considered. Please email with a brief description of related experience and/or education.

Students will be required to work on projects outside of class meetings. All students will have access to schedule time on campus in an audio editing suite to work on their projects. For greater flexibility, it is recommended that students have a personal computer that meets the Pro Tools system requirements, purchase a student license to Pro Tools and iLok License Manager for remote work. 

Certificate coursework

This certificate consists of 24 undergraduate credits which must be taken in sequence.

Advanced Studio and Music Production I

Learn about the foundational topics of audio studio production. In this introductory course, you’ll explore studio acoustics and learn analog and digital recording processes. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to understand, operate, and provide basic troubleshooting in audio studio production.

Advanced Studio and Music Production II

Discover advanced multitrack recording techniques using the advanced studio at Evergreen. Gain experience with Pro Tools, an analog console, and learn to plan productions in the studio for multiple musicians. By the end of this course, you’ll better understand the producer’s role, develop your skills in analog and digital mixing, and be able to use advanced multitrack production techniques.

Advanced Studio and Music Production III

Produce your final project in the form of a four-song EP for your portfolio or audio production of your choice! Learn the final processes of mastering to produce professional-quality work.