About this course
The Audio & Recording Arts program is designed to give students the skills necessary for entry-level positions in multiple disciplines, including studio/live engineering, and music/post-production fields. Graduates of this program are qualified for entry-level employment as studio/post/live sound assistant engineers, product specialists, DJ’s, and self-employed music producers or artists.
The Audio & Recording Arts program equips students with the tools and techniques used to record, mix, and produce music and live sound in a professional setting. Students have the opportunity to become proficient in the use of current popular Digital Audio Workstations, mixing, programming and sequencing, as well as sampling, post-production, analog and digital consoles, studio and live microphone and recording techniques, and modern sound processing equipment. Students also learn fundamental music theory and ear training, basic music keyboard skills, along with modern studio and live sound procedures, troubleshooting, and client communications.
The program also trains students in the fundamentals of media business and career management. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture. Upon successful completion of the program students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in an audio related field.