The Songwriting Certificate is designed for students interested in developing the ability to write and produce their own music.
Study of lyric writing, melody, harmony, music theory, and entrepreneurial strategies provide the foundation to build creative skills.
The songwriting certificate expands your opportunities after graduation and strengthens your credentials.
Songwriting encourages critical thinking and lifelong learning. By studying popular song traditions in the United States and beyond, you will learn to appreciate diverse artistic traditions. The challenges of songwriting, and the study of its history and development, will help prepare you for a successful career in the arts.
Learn to classify popular songs in terms of genre and create popular songs by combining music and lyrics, while you produce a songwriting seminar portfolio.
Course No. Course Title Credit APSW 102, 102 Applied Songwriting 6 (3 x 2) APPP 101 Applied Popular Piano 1.5 MUPP 328 Songwriting Seminar 1 (.5 x 2) MUPP 321 Guitar Class 1 MUPR 101 Recording Systems: Design and Application I 2 MUTC 451 Pop and Jingle Writing 2 MULT 255 History of Popular Music 3 MUPP 400 The Performer in the 21st Century 1
|Applied Popular Piano||1.5|
|Recording Systems: Design and Application I||2|
|Pop and Jingle Writing||2|
|History of Popular Music||3|
|The Performer in the 21st Century||1|
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