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Audio Production

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-701-4

 

For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — The Audio Production associate degree program prepares students for a career in the audio engineering field including working with live sound, such as for concerts and church services, or recording, studio engineering, field recording, production of beats, audio for gaming, sound for film and sound for interactive applications such as animation, multimedia and web audio.


Career Outlook — The explosion of social media and web use for independent artists, along with the coming of age of affordable digital audio workstations, has created ongoing employment opportunities for audio engineers in live applications, commercial recording studios, and home recording production suites. Graduates of this program seek positions as recording engineers for commercial recording studios producing final product for local, regional and national recording artists; studios producing audio voice, music, and sound effects for radio and television broadcast commercials and radio programs; studios recording music for instructional books for publishing companies; and movie soundtracks and sound effects tracks; animation; gaming and multimedia. Other positions include audio engineers for live music applications.


Program Learning Outcomes — When you graduate from this program, employers will expect you to possess the following skills:

• Project planning

• Audio recording

• Studio management

• Mastering

• Live mixing

• Communication skills

• Microphone selection and placement

• Post-production mixing

 

Preparation for admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

• A high school diploma or GED

• Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

• Demonstration of basic computer skills in operating systems, word processing and the internet

You should have normal hearing ability, visual ability, a well-developed sense of creativity with a talent for problem-solving. Important to your success in this program is your ability to work as part of a team as well as being a self-starter, to work under stress and to meet deadlines.


Possible Careers:

Audio Engineer
Live Sound Engineer
Mastering Engineer
Mixing Engineer
Music Tracking Engineer
Recording Studio Manager


Related Program:
Music Occupations


Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2013-14

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Sequence for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)


MUSIC-148

Music Fundamentals 1

        2

 

(1)


AUDIO-100

Introduction to Music Software

        1


(1)

 

AUDIO-102

Techniques of Sound Recording

        3

 

(1)

 

AUDIO-103

Recording Live Concerts

        3

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-189

Voice Lab 1

        1

 

(2)

 

MUSIC-177

Piano Lab 1

        1

 

(2)


AUDIO-111

Advanced Music Software

        1


(2)

 

AUDIO-114

Critical Listening/Analysis of  Sound and Music

        2

 

(2)

 

AUDIO-116

Advanced Technology of Sound Recording

        3

 

(3)


AUDIO-117

Sound Reinforcement

        3


(3)

 

AUDIO-118

Studio Management and Design

        2

 

(3)


AUDIO-120

Audio Production for Film

        3


(3)

 

AUDIO-125

Advanced Midi Recording

        1


 

(3)   MUSIC-101 Music Business          2

 

 
(4)   AUDIO-126 Electronics for Audio Engineers          2
 

 

(4)   AUDIO-127 Interactive Audio          3
 

 

(4)   AUDIO-128 Final Project – Independent Study          3

 

 

(4)   EBUS-118 Social Media Technology           3
        
 

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 


 


ECON-195


Economics

        
        3

 

 

 


OR Any 200-series ECON course

 

 


 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


        3

 


 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

       3

 

 

 


OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


 


MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡


        3

 





MATH-123



Math with Business Applications‡



        3





OR Any 200-series MATH course




 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations

        3

 

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 


 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

        3

 

 

 


OR Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

   
Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed

 
        6
 
    MUSIC-206 History of Rock and Pop  
   
MUSIC-210

World Music Sound and Structure

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 66

‡ Prerequisites required.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

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