Audio Production

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Audio Production
Bachelor of Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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1. Communication: Graduates have written, oral, and visual communication skills needed to communicate ideas to employers, colleagues, and clients. They effectively use technical language appropriate to audio production and also are able to communicate complex concepts to non-professionals.

2. Production: Graduates conceptualize, plan, execute, and deliver quality multitrack recordings and voiceovers, and post-production projects, integrating knowledge and application of audio theory, critical listening skills, and industry standards, using industry-related tools.

3. Problem Solving: Graduates can efficiently troubleshoot and solve problems typically encountered by audio professionals.

4. Editing and Critical Thinking: Graduates will demonstrate how editing styles, techniques, and approaches affect audience reaction; they can apply peer and professional critique as well as self-evaluation to continuously improve the quality of their work.

5. Business: Graduates evaluate and integrate the business and economic principles and practices of the audio industry in production and project management.

6. Context: Graduates can explain the scientific and mathematical foundations of acoustics and electronics, the applicability of audio production in a wide range of media, the basic principles of music theory, and the social context in which sound is produced and interpreted.

7. Professionalism: Graduates demonstrate an understanding of job responsibilities and industry standards.

Program Courses

Core Courses
AUDB101 Fundamentals of Audio
AUDB102 Music Theory for Audio Professionals I
AUDB103 Audio Technology I
AUDB111 Survey of the Audio Industry
AUDB113 Digital Audio I - Introduction to the Interface
AUDB123 Video Production for Audio
AUDB133 Audio Recording I
AUDB143 Electronics I
AUDB203 Production Sound
AUDB205 Listening & Analysis
AUDB209 Portfolio I
AUDB213 Audio Technology II
AUDB215 Acoustics
AUDB223 MIDI Systems
AUDB233 Post-Production Sound
AUDB243 Digital Audio II - Digital Audio Systems
AUDB253 Audio Recording II
AUDB263 Live Sound Reinforcement I
AUDB273 Electronics II
AUDB283 Audio Distribution Technologies
AUDB302 Synthesis & Sound Design I
AUDB312 Special Topics
AUDB313 Digital Audio III - Mixing
AUDB323 Advanced Recording Techniques I
AUDB333 Sound for Interactive Media
AUDB353 Live Sound Reinforcement II
AUDB403 Senior Project
AUDB406 Internship
AUDB408 Business & Culture of Audio
AUDB409 Portfolio II
AUDB418 Media Business Practices

General Education Courses
GEN101 English I
GEN102 English II
GEN105 Effective Speaking
GEN150 Mathematical Concepts and Connections
GEN399 General Education Capstone
GEN256 College Algebra or GEN250 Topics in Mathematics
Fine Arts - GEN205-GEN212

Program Electives

Humanities & Fine Arts 200-Level Elective
Humanities & Fine Arts 300-Level Elective
Life Science 200-Level Elective
Physics - GEN279 or GEN286
Physical & Life Science 300-Level Elective
Social Science 200-Level Elective
Social Science 300-Level Elective


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Note: The Art Institute of Michigan reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.