The Foundations of Electronic Music certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Digital Audio Engineering. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Digital Audio Engineering.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
16 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
Online, On Campus

  1. Define and apply terminology common to the study of Electronic Music
  2. Explain and apply fundamentals of music theory in the creation, evaluation and interpretation of musical works
  3. Use electronic music equipment to sample, sequence, synthesize and produce music
  4. Implement electronic music using basic principles of acoustics, audio production, amplification, and recording
  5. Use basic computer software applications
  6. Safely and appropriately use and maintain electronic audio equipment

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Electronic Music Producer/Technician, Game Audio Specialist, Jingle Writer, Multimedia Producer, multimedia (CD and DVD) production, and music composition. Some churches, synagogues and other religious institutions are installing electronic music equipment and creating employment opportunities for skilled technicians.

Potential employers include: Microsoft, Nintendo, gaming companies like Pop Cap, 343 Industries, 5th Cell, ArenaNet, Bungie, Flying Lab Software, GameHouse, and Turn 10 Studios. Also, it is important to note that the majority of electronic music technicians work as independent contractors.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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