Media Arts - Audio and Recording Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in audio and recording technology. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 68 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 54 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BRDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Media
An introduction to the history and technology of Mass Media. The history of print, radio, television, recorded music and the internet will be introduced along with a study of advertising, ethics, social impact, new technologies, government regulation and the future of media. Students are also introduced to audio and video editing tools in an effort to create projects such as podcasts and music videos.
3
MUSC 1077 Individual Music Lessons I Piano
Individual instruction in piano. Structured to meet the needs of students. Learning-performance oriented. Students may register for this class four times.
1
MUSC 1117 Individual Music Lessons II Piano
Continued development of individual performance skills in piano. Student may register for this class four times.
1
MUSC 1200 Foundations of Music Theory
Introduction to basic music writing skills. A learning experience that applies to all types and styles of music.
3
BRDC 1210 Television Production and Performance
Knowledge and skill development in camera operation, TV audio, lighting, videotape recorders, set and graphics design, electronic editing, electronic field production and principles of television production are featured. Also included are remote productions, TV studio and control room use and special effects. Jobs in TV are discussed.
3
AUDR 1580 Physics of Sound
Introduction to the mathematics and physics of sound. Beginning with Decimal counting systems, students study basic math and algebra as applied to sound and the dB. Further study pursues alternative counting systems. The physical properties of sound, oscillation, and periodic movement are covered as a parallel development with math skills and problem solving.
3
INFO 1600 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair
Introduction to the maintenance, upgrading, and repair of personal computer systems. This course prepares the student for taking CompTIA's A+ Core hardware certification test. Lecture and lab experience on system hardware such as mother boards and memory, hard and floppy disk drives, expansion boards, video circuits, printers, monitors, power supplies, and I O devices.
3
INFO 1610 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair Lab
Lab experience for INFO 1600.
1
AUDR 1625 Audio Principles and Technology II
An advanced study of Audio Principles and Technology with greater detail of individual microphone characteristics and techniques, stereo microphone techniques, signal processing, psychoacoustics and introductory acoustic principles of studio spaces.
2
AUDR 1635 Audio and Recording Techniques II Lab
Continuation of hands-on instruction as utilized in modern recording studios. Students will be involved in mock recording sessions while learning how to operate the various components found in recording studios such as microphones, digital and analog mixing consoles, multi-track recorders two-track recorders, and digital audio workstations (DAW). Patching and operating outboard gear will also be introduced.
1
AUDR 1660 Electronics for Audio I
Comprehensive study of electronics from atomic structure through parallel and series circuits. Ohm's Law, Kircholl's Law, and Thevin's Theorem will be used to analyze current flow and voltages. In-depth analysis of passive circuits including resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Use of volt-ohm meters will be introduced.
2
AUDR 1670 Electronics for Audio I Lab
Lab experience for AUDR 1660. Students will build and analyze various passive circuits emphasizing the proper use of test equipment.
1
AUDR 1680 Electronics for Audio II
Applicable study of audio system signal flow. Discussion will include patch bay schemes, switches, relays, and block diagrams. Includes extensive discussion on the interfacing of sound systems intended for live performance. Operation of consoles, drive systems, amplifiers and speakers will be studied.
2
CINE 1700 Post Production I
Introduction to concepts and techniques of video and audio editing and post-production using a non-linear, computer-based production system.
1
AUDR 1760 Digital Audio Workstation I
Introduction to concepts and techniques of audio editing and production using a non-linear, computer-based production system.
1
AUDR 1780 Digital Audio Workstation II
Continuation of the concepts and techniques of audio editing and production using a non-linear, computer-based production system.
1
AUDR 1800 Electronic Soldering
This course will instruct students to make electronic connections using a pencil-style soldering iron. These connections will mostly consist of audio connections such as XLR, TRS, TS and RCA. Students will also be building a direct input (D.I.) box.
1
AUDR 2010 Audio Systems and Live Sound Lab
Audio Systems and Live Sound Lab is designed to give students the background and skills necessary to enter the field of live sound production. In this course, students will apply the skills and knowledge acquired from previous Audio Recording classes to the practice of live sound setup, live mixing and troubleshooting.
2
BRDC 2180 Digital Storytelling I
After getting an overview and understanding of storytelling, students will use a mix of writing, video and audio production skills and techniques to produce and present feature-length television stories. Unlike regular news stories, which are typically under two minutes and give a broad overview, stories created in this course will be 5 minutes long and be more specific.
1
AUDR 2600 Audio and Recording Techniques III
Continuation of AUDR 1620 with emphasis on flexibility and limitations of console recorders and all auxiliary equipment. Study of makes and models of recording consoles most commonly used in professional studios. Further study of audio acoustics. Introduction to equipment used for musical sound reinforcement.
3
AUDR 2610 Audio and Recording Techniques III Lab
Lab for AUDR 2600.
3
AUDR 2620 Audio and Recording Techniques IV
Continuation of AUDR 2600 with further emphasis on musical sound reinforcement equipment. Small, large, portable, and fixed systems. Specifications will be based on the nature of the music performed, kinds of musical instruments, size of the performing group, and the nature of the performance location.
3
AUDR 2630 Audio and Recording Techniques IV Lab
Lab for AUDR 2620.
3
AUDR 2760 Digital Audio Workstation III
An advanced study of Digital Audio Workstation including concepts and techniques of audio editing, mixing and production using a non-linear, computer-based production system. This course will follow the Avid software training curriculum for Pro Tools 201.
1
AUDR 2770 Digital Audio Workstation IV
An advanced study of Digital Audio Workstation including concepts and techniques of audio editing, mixing and production using a non-linear, computer-based production system. This course will follow the Avid software training curriculum for Pro Tools 210M, which focuses on music production.
1
AUDR 2775 Digital Audio Workstation V
An advanced study of Digital Audio Workstation including concepts and techniques of audio editing, mixing and production using a non-linear, computer-based production system. This course will follow the Avid software training curriculum for Pro Tools 210P, which focuses on audio-for-video post production.
1
AUDR 2800 Audio and Recording Projects I
Includes all aspects of a recording project. Depending on the nature of project preparation, it may include song and talent selection, recording and overdub sessions, mixdown sessions, and editing the master tape for mastering and pressing. Student must have sophomore standing in the audio and recording program.
2
AUDR 2820 Audio and Recording Projects II
Continuation of AUDR 2800.
2
AUDR 2900 Legal Protection of Musical Material
Study of copyright laws and how they apply to today's musical situations.
2

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Foundations of Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AUDR 1600 Audio and Recording Techniques I
Introduction to recording studio technology equipment and terminology, including psychoacoustics, the limitations of the ear, and basic microphone design and construction.
2
AUDR 1615 Audio and Recording Techniques I Lab
Introduction to hands-on techniques utilized in recording studios. Students will be involved in mock recording sessions while learning how to operate the various components found in recording studios such as microphones, mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and two-track recorders.
1

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

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