This program trains students to acquire skills to pursue a career in audio production, music production, sound design for film and television, and live sound reinforcement. Students focus on the fundamental production techniques of capturing and manipulating sound for varied multimedia, broadcast, and entertainment applications. In addition to production and reinforcement, students will also learn about acoustics, music business, critical listening skills, and the process of manufacturing a product.
Recording techniques, post-production skills and studio methodology are the cornerstones of the program. Students will spend approximately 25% of class time in lecture, and approximately 75% putting into practice the skills and methods they learn in lecture. Accountability and independence is stressed, and the class is held in a "real-world" studio recording and post-production environment.
Students will be qualified to enter the world of audio production for broadcast in television, Internet, and radio, as well as live sound reinforcement, studio recording, and sound design for film and TV.
At the conclusion of the course, students will produce a demo CD or DVD to showcase skills in varied fields of audio production. The course concludes with an externship appropriate to student interest and ability.