Skip navigation

Micro-credential Overview

One of the most eye-catching sites in a modern studio is the modular synthesizer (you know, the wall of blinking lights and knobs connected with a tangled network of patch cables that seems to generate ideas by itself). This course is designed to introduce the foundational concepts of modular synthesis and explore the unique workflows that this format provides using the free program VCV Rack, so you can start working in a modular synth environment for free.

What will you be able to do with this micro-credential?

Individuals who participate in this course will learn the basics of creating and modifying sound on a modular synth. Participants will also learn the basics of working in the free program VCV Rack.

Intended Audience

  • ACM@UCO production students, synth enthusiasts, sound designers and electronic musicians.

Instruction Method

  • Self-paced, online


  • Participants may register at any time.



  • This micro-credential is sponsored by ACM@UCO at no cost to participants.

Contact Information

What is a Micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.