Audio Production (BA)


2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014?31 May 2015

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This program offered by School of Communications/Audio Aesthetics and Technology Department

Program Description

Students majoring in Audio Production learn the art and science of Audio for Media. Students learn music recording, film sound, audio for visual media, radio, electronic sound synthesis, theatrical sound design, sound reinforcement, audio for computer applications, audio facility management and audio equipment maintenance. A hands-on approach is a key part of the program and complements lectures on audio theory. The history of the audio industry is also an important component of the program, lending perspective and offering insight into the industry's future.

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Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Discuss audio production methodology, using terminology appropriate to the discipline, both technical and artistically;
  • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish production tasks incorporating a practical understanding of audio production in a global community;
  • Discuss various ways to accomplish the same goal.

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 63 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

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Required Courses

  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1050 Introduction to Media Writing (3 hours)
  • AUDI 1100 Audio Production I for Audio Production Majors (2 hours)
  • AUDI 1101 Audio Production I Lab for Audio Majors (1 hour)
  • AUDI 1200 Introduction to MIDI (3 hours)
  • AUDI 2000 Audio Production II (3 hours)
  • AUDI 2050 Audio Technology Practicum (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3000 Multitrack Recording (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3200 Applied Audio Maintenance (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3500 Digital Audio (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3900 Audio Aesthetics (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4100 The Law and the Media (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4700 Professional Development in Audio Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4950 Internship* (3 hours)
    *Capstone Course

A minimum of 15 credit hours must be chosen from the following:

  • INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Media (3 hours)
  • VIDE 1000 Introduction to Video Production (3 hours)
  • AUDI 2100 Radio Production (3 hours)
  • AUDI 2300 Pro Tools (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3100 Audio Field Production for Visual Media (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3150 Topics (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3300 Sound System Operation and Design (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3400 Location Recording (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3600 MIDI Applications: Sequencing (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3950 Technical Ear Training (2 hours) 
  • AUDI 3960 Advanced Technical Ear Training (2 hours)
  • AUDI 4050 Professional Level Audio Production (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4000 Music Recording (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4200 Jingles (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4300 Advanced MIDI Applications: Film Scoring (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4400 Audio Facility Management and Operations (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4500 Soundtracks for Visual Media (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4610 Readings in Audio Production (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4800 Audio Engineering (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4900 Pro-Seminar in Music Recording (3 hours)

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