Audio Production with an Emphasis in International Audio Production (BA)

Effective 1 June 2014 through 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 to work in the variety of audio fields of music recording, film sound, audio for video, radio, electronic sound synthesis, theatrical sound design, sound reinforcement, audio for computer applications, 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.

This program is offered through the Audio Aesthetics and Technology Department in the School of Communications. Please see the Schools and Colleges section of this catalog for further information.

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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.
  • Apply their understanding of the science of sound to creative and artistic production work.

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

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

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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 (1)
  • 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 (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 4100 Advanced Audio Mixing (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4200 Jingles (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4300 Advanced MIDI Applications: Film Score (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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Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion (with a B or better) of 18 credits in a foreign language. If the student is already proficient in more than one language, a statement by the Chair of the Department of International Languages and Cultures stating that the student meets a reasonable requirement for basic fluency in the chosen language. (A foreign language is defined as one not native to the student. If English is the second language, then the internship must still take place as defined below.)
  • Successful completion of an audio international internship is defined as follows:
    • The internship must be completed outside the student's native country to better define the emphasis parameters. The internship is in the foreign language in which the student has concentrated (or demonstrated proficiency in.)
    • The student receives a grade of B or better in the internship (MEDC 4950).