Graduate Music Recording Certificate


Photo of students using electronic music equipment

The Certificate in Music Recording is a program enhancement option for undergraduate and graduate students, designed to provide foundational understanding and experiences in the technologies, techniques, and business of music recording. The intent is not to provide comprehensive training in all non-performance aspects of the recording industry, but rather to allow students to explore how to combine their own musical interests and priorities with the tools and concepts necessary to record, edit, and produce music recordings, either in a commercial studio or a home studio, while also preparing to be adaptable for the changing landscape of music production and consumption in the future.

There are three ways for graduate students to add the certificate to their record:

  • Apply to KU Graduate Certificate Program (not admitted to KU as a degree-seeking student)
  • Apply to Add a Certificate as a current degree-seekign KU student (only for students outside of the School of Music graduate program)
  • Apply internally to add the certificate to their degree-seeking plan (only for current music graduate students) 

There are three required courses and one elective for a total of 12 credits.  They must be taken in sequence.

Contact Information

A list of all course offerings can be found on the Schedule of Classes.

Music Recording Certificate

There are three required courses and one elective for a total of 12 credits.  They must be taken in sequence.

Music Area (6 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUS 7813  
MUS 7833  
MUS 7853  

Elective (3 hours)

Choose 1 course from the following course list: FMS 675, FMS 775, FMS 777, FMS 875, MTHC 777, MTHC 780, or MUS 586 

CourseHrsTermGrade
 3  

Graduation Requirements

CreditsCourse
 12 Total Credit Hours
 3.0 Cumulative GPA
 Applied for Graduation in Enroll & Pay

Your Music Certificate Journey Starts Here

New students complete a full application for admission and current graduate students should complete one of the short forms linked below. Please contact the Graduate Student Services Coordinator if you have any questions at musicgrad@ku.edu.