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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 25
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

A program that focuses on the study of the principles of sound manipulation as applied to the creation of music, and the techniques of creating and arranging music. Includes instruction in aural theory, melody, counterpoint, complex harmony, modulation, chromatics, improvisation, progressions, musical writing, instrumentation, orchestration, electronic and computer applications, studies of specific musical styles, and development of original creative ability.

Program Locations

  • Rochester Community and Technical College 55904

Labor Market Information

  • Sound Engineering Technicians

  • Median wage: $24.29/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Music Directors and Composers

  • Median wage: $27.58/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

  • Median wage: $64,173/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. SE Rochester, MN 55904 Local: (507) 258-7210 Email: admissions@rctc.edu