Wednesday – November 22, 2017

Audio Production (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts / Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-701-4

 

For Information: 414-297-6433
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Combining creative and practical aspects of sound and music, this program prepares you for a career in the audio engineering field. 


Coursework covers working with live sound, such as for concerts and church services, and also includes 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.

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.

Career Pathway — You can earn the Audio Engineer technical diploma on your way to completing this degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — The explosion of social media and web use for independent artists, along with the availability of affordable digital audio workstations, have 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 — Employers will expect graduates 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:

• 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
 

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


Related Programs
Audio Engineer
Music Occupations


Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.           

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

MUSIC-148

Music Fundamentals 1 ^

2

 

(1)

 

AUDIO-100

Introduction to Audio 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 Audio Software ^

1

 

(2)

 

AUDIO-114

Critical Listening of Sound/Music ^

2

 

(2)

 

AUDIO-116

Advanced Techniques of Sound Recording ^

3

 

(2)

 

AUDIO-117

Sound Reinforcement ^

3

 

(3)

 

AUDIO-118

Studio Management and Design

2

 

(3)

 

AUDIO-120

Audio Production for Visual Media

3

 
(3)
 
AUDIO-125 Advanced Midi Recording 1  
(3)   MUSIC-101 Music Business 2

 

(4)   AUDIO-126 Electronics of Audio Engineers 2  
(4)   AUDIO-127 Mastering for Media 3  
(4)   AUDIO-128 Final Project – Field Work 3  
(4)    EBUS-118  Social Media Technologies 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  
 
 
  (or) Any 200-series MATH course    
 
 
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.

^ Counts toward earning the Audio Engineer diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated March 2017.