Music Technology

With the growing interest in recording engineering and music technology, SWIC is offering two new programs: the Associate of Applied Science in Music Technology and the Certificate in Recording Technology.

Associate of Applied Science in Music Technology

This two-year program focuses on the skills necessary to pursue careers in commercial music fields.

Areas of Study

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Music technology
  • Recording engineering
  • Plus an internship at a commercial recording studio, radio station or other appropriate venue

Certificate in Recording Technology

This six-course program is designed for students interested learning musical and recording engineering skills. The certificate currently includes six core courses in digital recording and music theory.

Areas of Study

  • Digital recording
  • Music theory

Music and Recording Transfer electives

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university may enroll in music technology program courses as electives, particularly if they are pursuing a degree in music business or audio engineering.

Study in state-of-the-art studio and lab

Both programs are supported with a recording studio and music computer lab at the Belleville Campus. 

Check back later for a virtual tour.

Hands-on study start to finish

Students in both programs will have the chance to track, edit and mix an entire project.

Computer music survey courses

These courses focus on MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and software programs, such as Native Instruments Komplete, Reason and Finale, used in top studios. Students will learn design, sampling and composition.

Topics for digital recording courses

  • Signal flow
  • Micing techniques
  • Frequencies
  • Use of compression
  • Pro Tools editing and mixing

Internship (practicum) information and application 

Download the practicum information and application  

For questions, contact Dan Mehrmann at 618-235-2700, ext. 4030 or

Course descriptions and sequence

Refer to the sequence of courses and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Music Technology certificate will prepare the graduate to work in the field of:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Music Studio Assistant
  • Music Business
  • Music Merchandising

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