Certificate of Completion in Video Game Production: Audio and Sound

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART100 Introduction to Digital Arts 1
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
MUC122 Sound Design I 3
CRW176 Writing Narrative for Video Games 3
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS151 Computer Game Development -Level I 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
MUC222 Sound Design II 3
MTC191 or
MUC196
Electronic Music I or Studio Music Recording II Must select MTC192 or MUC196 in term 3. or Must take MUC194 in term 3. 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC292 or
MUC298AB
Sound Design III or Special Projects 2–3
MTC192 or
MUC194 or
MUC196
Electronic Music II or Audio Mixing Techniques or Studio Music Recording II 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART100 Introduction to Digital Arts 1
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
MUC122 Sound Design I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I 3
CIS151 Computer Game Development -Level I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
MUC222 Sound Design II 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRW176 Writing Narrative for Video Games 3
MTC191 or
MUC196
Electronic Music I or Studio Music Recording II Must select MTC192 or MUC196 in term 3. or Must take MUC194 in term 3. 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC292 or
MUC298AB
Sound Design III or Special Projects 2–3
MTC192 or
MUC194 or
MUC196
Electronic Music II or Audio Mixing Techniques or Studio Music Recording II 3

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