Online Commercial Music Certificate Study Strategies to Get into the Music Industry


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total

Are you interested in getting into or increasing your knowledge of the music business? Liberty University’s online undergraduate certificate in commercial music can help you advance your skills in music technology, applied music, music theory, and musicianship. In this competitive industry, knowledge is power — and Liberty’s professors are here to help you attain your academic and career goals.

If the idea of spending your days in a recording studio either composing, producing, or recording music appeals to you, then this certificate can help! Our Commercial Music Certificate focuses on the marketable skills that you’ll need to succeed and excel. The courses in this music production certificate are career-focused and have been designed by industry professionals. Partner with Liberty for your commercial music education and make your dreams a reality.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, we know it can be a challenge to obtain essential recording and applied music skills on your schedule, which is why you can complete our Certificate in Commercial Music 100% online. At Liberty, you can receive a quality, well-rounded education while still making an impact on your family, job, church, and community.

This Commercial Music Certificate is a great option if you have not yet committed to pursuing your bachelor’s degree. If you do have a bachelor’s degree but it is in a field outside of music, then this certificate can help you gain the skills and prerequisites needed to gain entry into the MA in Music Education or the MA in Music and Worship or stand on its own as an additional credential.

Our Commercial Music Certificate covers a wide variety of fundamental skills meant to give you the edge as new technology and methods are developed in this exciting and changing industry. One of the first courses you will study will introduce you to current technology used in generating music for the commercial marketplace. You will enhance your audio engineering knowledge and your own marketability.

You will also study:

  • Front of house and monitor mixing for venues, tours, and houses of worship
  • How to develop technical fluency, expressive musicianship, and professionalism in performance
  • How to develop your aural perception and sight-reading skills
  • Popular and jazz music writers, influences, and trends
  • Sound system setup and design implementation
  • Triggering loops in real time, recording analog music, programming digital music, and notating music digitally

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.