• Program: Audio Production
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 65
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Audio engineers record and mix music, narration and sound effects for music and commercial productions, video, television, film and audiovisual projects. They are also involved with mastering and duplication to several audio formats, including compact disk and emerging mediums. Today`s recording engineer needs to be well-versed in digital audio, including disk-based recording, MIDI and SMPTE applications, sampling and traditional analog tape recording technology.

Career Opportunities

Typical entry-level positions are often competitive and may involve long hours. Candidates who strive to advance beyond entry-level status must show a great degree of creativity, motivation and persistence. Well developed interpersonal skills are a must for success. Entrepreneurism is alive and well in the audio field. Many engineers have secured permanent positions as a result of competent freelance work. Others have built their freelance work into successful businesses. Jobs exist in music and voice recording, location audio for video, corporate media production and live sound reinforcement. Many musicians/engineers specialize in advertising work, composing and recording exclusively for commercials and industrial clients. Relocation may be necessary to pursue your career as an audio recording specialist!

Award Outcomes:

  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior.
  • Utilize audio production software and hardware.
  • Understand MIDI, virtual instruments and synchronization.
  • Record music sound effects and ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for video (film).
  • Produce music sound effects and ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for video (film).
  • Mix music sound effects and ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for video (film).
  • Understand roles and functions as a part of a production team.
  • Understand acoustics and studio design.
  • Record music projects for clients.
  • Produce music projects for clients.
  • Mix music projects for clients.
  • Master music projects for clients.
  • Understand location recording and sound design skills.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 50 Credits
General Education Requirements 15 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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