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Audio Production Technologies

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Audio Production Technologies program offers students hands-on study of audio engineering and related media fields. Students learn and apply the concepts and theories associated with music recording, live sound reinforcement, and sound design. The program is designed to give students foundational knowledge and experience essential in the field of audio production. An embedded Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Audio Production Technologies is also available.

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
3024
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
61-68
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:30-31
In addition to the required course work, students must consult with a program advisor to select one of the specializations within the Restricted Electives area.
 
MTC101Introduction to Music Theory3
MTC191Electronic Music I3
MTC192Electronic Music II3
MUC109Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright3
 
MUC110Music Business: Marketing and Monetization (3) OR
MUC145Recording Studio Business Operations (2)2-3
 
MUC111Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)3
MUC194Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques3
 
MUC195Studio Music Recording I (3) OR
MUC195AAStudio Music Recording I (3)3
 
MUC196Studio Music Recording II3
MUC197Live Sound Reinforcement I3
 
MUC297AAAudio Production Internship (1) OR
MUC296WACooperative Education (1) OR
MUC298AASpecial Projects (1)1
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9
Students must select one (1) of two (2) Specializations:
 
Specialization I: Audio Engineering
MUC112Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)3
MUC198Live Sound Reinforcement II3
 
MUC289Live Sound Reinforcement III (3) OR
MUC295Studio Music Recording III (3)3
 
Specialization II: Sound Design
MUC122Sound Design I3
MUC222Sound Design II3
MUC292Sound Design III3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
COM110is recommended.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment.
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
 
Students who intend to transfer must take
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6)3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education courses from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
MHL140or MHL145 or MHL153 are recommended.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
PSY101is recommended.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Competencies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of music and sound. (MTC101, MTC191, MUC111, MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC197, MUC296WA, MUC297AA, MUC298AA, MUC122)
  • Apply audio engineering and/or sound design techniques using current industry standard technologies. (MTC191, MTC192, MUC111, MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC197, MUC296WA, MUC297AA, MUC298AA, MUC112, MUC122, MUC198, MUC222, MUC289, MUC292, MUC295)
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, visual, interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with diverse clients, colleagues, and organizations. (MTC101, MUC109, MUC110, MUC145, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC197, MUC296WA, MUC297AA, MUC298AA, MUC122, MUC222, MUC292, MUC295, (COM), [FYC], [SB])
  • Employ basic computer literacy skills to general and audio-specific applications. (MTC191, MTC192, MUC111, MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC197, MUC296WA, MUC297AA, MUC298AA, MUC112, MUC122, MUC198, MUC222, MUC289, MUC292, MUC295)
  • Demonstrate the initiative and ability to adapt to new technologies. (MTC191, MTC192, MUC111, MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC197, MUC297AA, MUC296WA, MUC297AA, MUC298AA, MUC112, MUC122, MUC198, MUC222, MUC289, MUC292, MUC295)
  • Demonstrate effective troubleshooting methods in a variety of contexts. (MTC191, MTC192, MUC111, MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC197, MUC296WA, MUC297AA, MUC298AA, MUC112, MUC122, MUC198, MUC222, MUC289, MUC292, MUC295, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, relevant intellectual property laws, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts. (MUC109, MUC110, MUC145, MUC296WA, MUC297AA, MUC298AA, (CRE), [SB])
  • Critically analyze media for their social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance. (MTC191, MTC192, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC109, MUC110, (CRE), [HU])
  • Using a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve problems within the discipline. (MTC191, MTC192, MUC111, MUC194, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC196, MUC197, MUC112, MUC122, MUC198, MUC222, MUC289, MUC292, MUC295, [MA], [SG], [SQ])

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