Audio Fundamentals & Mixing Techniques

Explore the fundamentals of sound and the art of listening
Certificate Overview
Credits 12 
Duration 3 quarters
Next Start Term Fall quarter 2023
Location Online with real-time class meetings
Schedule Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:20 pm
Cost $30 - $60 enrollment fee plus tuition. See Academic Certificate Costs and Aid for more information about tuition. 

What you'll learn

This three-course certificate will guide you through an in-depth exploration of digital audio using Pro Tools to edit, process, and create multitrack compositions.

Learn the techniques and tools used for:

  • Music production
  • Podcasting
  • Engineering
  • Audio journalism
  • Audiobooks
  • Radio
  • Live sound
  • Sound design for video games and movies
  • Soundscape art
  • and more!

Certificate coursework

This certificate consists of 12 undergraduate credits which must be taken in sequence.

Audio Fundamentals & Mixing Techniques I

Get introduced to the fundamentals of sound, critical listening, and basic digital audio concepts using Pro Tools. By the end of this course, you'll have a ground-level understanding of digital audio configuration, editing techniques, and an ear for sound behavior and reproduction.

Audio Fundamentals & Mixing Techniques II 

Continue to explore sound as it applied to music, mixing, and advanced digital production techniques. Learn to apply advanced mixing workflows and effects to treat the sounds you’ll work with. By the end of this course, you’ll have an advanced understanding of mix organization, editing techniques, and more.

Audio Fundamentals & Mixing Techniques III

Dive deeper into Pro Tools and discover the technical and creative processes of mixing across genres. Discover your style as an audio producer and create projects to add to your portfolio. By the end of this course, you’ll have an advanced understanding of sound manipulation to produce and complete mixes that meet professional standards.