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Music Technology

About the Program

Foothill College offers a comprehensive course of study toward an Associate in Arts Degree in Music Technology, as well as a variety of certificates to choose from for building and upgrading industry skills.


What Students Say

The Music Technology Program will prepare you for an entry-level career in recording arts, marketing and merchandising, concert promotion, online delivery, sound for video, and a host of other media-based career options. Pathways lead to transfer to a four-year institution and/or career opportunities in diverse fields.

The value of this program at a community college is that you can't get anything like it anywhere else.There's such a strong community atmosphere in the program, and you really learn how to collaborate with others. It's very supportive.

- Vic L.


Foothill College created one of the first music technology programs in the country, launching classes in 1997, and remains one of the nation’s top programs, offering outstanding instruction and professional-quality facilities.

Our program provides a very cost–efficient option for students considering public or private universities.


We offer both on–campus and online courses in Studio Recording, Electronic Music, Game Audio, Audio Post Production, Songwriting, Music Business, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro, and Ableton Live, with instruction based on real-world industry standards. 

By constantly updating and refining our curriculum, the program remains current with the most recent developments in the area of music technology and digital media content creation. No music technology program in the country offers as large a selection of music technology courses as Foothill does.


What you can do with a degree in Music Technology

  • Sound engineer
  • Producer
  • Sound mixer
  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Video game sound designer
  • Film sound designer

Degree & Program Types

Check out this list for a quick view of our music technology programs. For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts Degree

  • Music Technology

Certificate of Achievement

  • Music Technology
  • Game Audio
  • Pro Tools
  • Audio Post Production
  • Electronic Music
  • Songwriting

Certificate of Proficiency

  • Audio Post Production
  • Electronic Music
  • Game Audio
  • Music Business
  • Music and Medicine
  • Pro Tools
  • Songwriting
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We're here to help!

Music Technology Department


Building 1700, Main Campus

Division Office Contacts

Debbie Lee, Interim Division Dean
To meet with the dean, contact the Student & Faculty Support Center.
Nila Nine, Campus Facility Rentals Coordinator
Phone: 650.949.7057
Fine Arts & Communication Division
Information & Forms for Faculty

Download 2017 CTE Licensure Pass & Placement Rates

Gainful Employment Disclosures


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Puremix Educational Partner

Thank you to PureMix for supporting the Foothill College Music Technology students with PureMix tutorials.