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The Music and Recording Arts program at JCCC is a great path for those looking to turn their passion for music into a full-time career.

Learn about the logistics of making and recording music using top-of-the-line technology, with specialized guidance from your professors.

What will I learn in JCCC's Music and Recording Arts program?

If you’re interested in pursuing music education, becoming a full-time professional musician, or are a novice musical aficionado, the Music and Recording Arts program at JCCC is the perfect spot for you. Whether you already know that music is your true calling or you’d just like to explore music as an avocation, JCCC is your destination to achieve those professional and personal goals.

What is your soundtrack? The Music and Recording Arts program lets you tell your unique story and generate an emotional audience response with your work. Create dialogue and sound effects for a final mix and master the technical skills and aesthetic awareness to set you apart in the field.

Build a portfolio

The Recording Arts program at JCCC provides a certificate of completion for students who successfully complete the following courses:

Students who complete the coursework should have a solid background in music fundamentals, MIDI and audio. A successful student should be able to set up, conduct, mix and master recording sessions from basic to advanced levels. The end goal is for interested student musicians to have compiled a portfolio of their creative work, to be used for personal, commercial or academic purposes.

Additional Recording Arts courses, not required for the Recording Arts certificate, include:

Why JCCC for Music & Recording Arts?

Our Music & Recording Arts faculty are highly skilled educators and professionals dedicated to furthering their students’ skills in composition, performance and digital audio. JCCC also offers cutting-edge technology that allows you to record original music at no extra charge with state-of-the-art technology.

Learn essential skills by using software such as ProTools, the industry-standard in digital audio production. You will have access to individual workstations, a digital mixing board, a ProTools HD system and two recording booths to record vocal, drum and instrumental tracks.

Our performance spaces are state-of-the-art and housed in the Midwest Trust Center:

  • Yardley Hall
  • Polsky Theatre
  • Recital Hall
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There are many opportunities for trained recording arts professionals, such as producing, sound reinforcement, video game creation, and film and television sound. Many classes also transfer to a four-year institution if you’re looking to further your education beyond JCCC.

With a recording arts certificate, here are a few opportunities you could pursue:

  • Audio engineer
  • Composer
  • Contemporary writer and producer
  • Desktop music producer
  • Film scorer
  • Jazz composer
  • Music business/manager
  • Music educator
  • Music producer and engineer
  • Music therapist
  • Performer
  • Professional musician
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
  • Studio musician


JCCC knows that money matters. That's why we're dedicated to making the Music and Recording Arts program tuition affordable for you. 

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Costs for supplies and textbooks may also vary depending on what courses you choose to take.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and tools at JCCC

As a JCCC student, there are several resources available to you. Along with professional tutoring, we also offer smaller, more personalized class sizes to help you get the best possible education. 

If you are worried about the cost of going to school, the Financial Aid office is here to help. Both student loans and scholarships are effective methods that students can use to reduce their tuition cost every semester. 

The Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools to help you find your dream job after you graduate. 

You can also transfer your credits to another university if you're looking to further your studies. JCCC is here to help make the transition easy and stress-free.