8-Credit Skills Certificate
The Skills Certificate can be completed in one semester of study. Students may also elect to complete it within one year.
Students in the Skills Certificate program come from all walks of life. Some students are preparing for undergraduate or graduate degrees in music. Others are amateur musicians that are looking to take their skills to the next level and gain a solid musical and technical foundation. No matter where you’re coming from, the Skills Certificate can help you get where you’re going. Currently NEC's School of Continuing Education offers two types of Skills Certificates-Music for Media and Solo Jazz Piano.
Music for Media Skills Certificate
The Music for Media Skills Certificate, to be offered in the Fall of 2014, is designed to teach technical and musical skills for media production. Students are introduced to the creative process, the overview of the technical process, and the tools necessary for composing music for media. This program is for students with some previous music training or background. Students in this program gain skills that focus on real-world training and applicaiton in media production, including composing for film and TV, music copying and publication, tools of the trade and more.
The online Music for Media Skills Certificate (5 to 6 courses) offers students training that focuses on music for media, music production for media and music composition for media. Full-time students can complete the certificate in one year. Part-time students can complete the certificate in two years.
|Music for Media Skills Certificate Requirements||credits|
|Basic Keyboard Skills||1|
|Music Production and Technology II:Techniques for Multimedia||1.5|
Music Editorial for Film and T.V.
|Tools of the Trade: Technical Aspects of Production||1.5|
Approved Specified Electives
Completion of an approved final project as a capstone.
|Total Credits required||8|
Music Production for Media Certificate Coming 2015
Music Composition for Media Coming 2016
Skills Certificate in Solo Jazz Piano
The Solo Jazz Piano Skills Certificate based on our national leading two-year Professional Studies program is composed of essential jazz courses and private studio that support the skills and tools necessary to develop technique and gain a greater command on the keyboard.
For music teachers, or students interested in intense short-term jazz training, this program is an extremely cost and time effective way to study jazz in a setting that has a highly personalized approach to teaching, small class sizes, and a great deal of private instruction time relative to most jazz schools.
Students can use this program as a preparation for both undergraduate and masters jazz degree program auditions. This program may also be used as part of professional development.
Solo Jazz Piano Certificate Requirements
|Jazz Improvisation Studio||2|
Approved Specified Jazz Electives
Choose From:Jazz Composition
Jazz Ear Training
|Total Credits Required||8|