What is Pro Tools?

Compose, record, edit, and mix high-quality music or sound for picture - on a Mac or PC - using Pro Tools, the industry-standard audio production platform. Design the perfect setup for your needs with a wide array of Pro Tools solutions - from hardware interfaces and consoles to software, plug-ins, and more.

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Make your mark in the recorded music industry

Power your sound with the software and tools that power the industry. Create, record, edit, and mix high-quality music or sound for film/TV or live events using Pro Tools, the industry-standard audio production platform.

Recording arts is a highly technical and creative field where basic entertainment is just the beginning. It is multidimensional and deals with audio in essentially all its forms and uses. As a crossroads of technology and creativity, recording arts is a cross-cultural and highly usable skillset for any musician.

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Mass Media Recording Arts Certificate Option

Learn at your own pace with our Amarillo College Continuing Education courses that offer AVID User-level instruction and certification for continuing education credit.  The new Mass Media Certificate - Recording Arts Option traditional studio courses offer hands-on experience and AVID User training, and students can earn academic college credit. You can take these courses in conjunction with your Associate’s degree, with the Mass Media Certificate – Recording Arts Option, or on their own.  We currently offer User and Music Operator level certifications in ProTools.

Major Code - RTVB.CERT.RA 

Recording Arts Certificate Course Requirements

Recording Arts - Male singing into overhead mic

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Mass Media Production Certificate Option

Amarillo College also houses an entirely student-run 100,000-watt radio station and public television station and offers comprehensive audio and video editing classes to prepare students to work in television, film, corporate video, radio, advertising, public relations, social media and related areas. Students gain hands-on experience in professional video production studios with live web-streaming, audio-editing and broadcast facilities and state-of-the-art computer labs.

Major Code - RTVB.CERT

Mass Media Production Certificate Course Requirements

FM90 Production - Male student working production equipment

Advisor Information

Program Advisor: Don Abel, (806) 371-5298 or contact Pam Valdez (806) 371-5207.

Additional Program Advisor for the Recording Arts Option is Jim Laughlin (806) 371-5345.

Contact the Testing Center or the Program Advisor for testing requirements. Testing requirements are based on the unique needs of the certificate program.


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Washington Street Campus, Music Building, 304

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Amarillo College
Attention: Music Dept.      
PO Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178


Camille Day Nies
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Tiffany McDaniel
Music & Suzuki Administrative Assistant

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