Music and Industry Fundamentals

Certificate Program

Founded by Grammy Award winners James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson in Los Angeles, 1500 Sound Academy is a music school that takes a unique approach to world-class music education. Music and Industry Fundamentals, offered in partnership with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and 1500 Sound Academy, is a comprehensive program that includes music production and everything else you need to know to thrive in the music business. From production and engineering techniques to branding and marketing, students graduate from this innovative program with the in-depth skills required to go from zero to a career.

The program is offered in three different formats: on-campus, live online, and in-demand online.

Students who successfully complete all courses in the program are eligible to receive a Digital Badge from CSULB’s College of Professional and Continuing Education. Each Digital Badge is embedded with a link to secure and specific information confirming that the participant has obtained the necessary skills and competencies as described in the program. The badge also includes the participant’s name, the course title, and date of completion. Badges are shareable and can be uploaded to CVs, resumes, social media profiles, or other digital platforms. Click here to learn more about Digital Badges.

This program is presented in partnership with a third-party provider and is not taught by California State University, Long Beach faculty. The course is not offered for academic credit and is not degree-eligible.