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Audio Production

Audio Production Bachelor of Science

The Art Institute of Houston can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

In the Audio Production program, you'll study audio recording, live sound reproduction, audio for video, and broadcast production. You'll record, mix, and produce audio in analog and digital formats while gaining an understanding of what it takes to succeed in the audio industry. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as audio engineer, radio producer, assistant sound technician, promoter, or sound engineer.
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The Art Institute of Houston Establishes AES Chapter The Art Institute of Houston Establishes AES Chapter

(Houston, November 2015) The Art Institute of Houston has established a student chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and it has become recognized by the AES governing board. There is a wealth of educational and professional opportunities available through this well-established professional organization.  

From the AES website: The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.

Currently, over 14,000 members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth.


The Art Institute of Houston is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX  77027© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

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The Art Institute of Houston—North Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries The Art Institute of Houston—North Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries



(Houston, Texas, January 31, 2014) – This March, The Art Institutes system of schools (“The Art Institutes”) will have more than 50 Art Institutes locations in the United States host What Those Who Teach Can Do, a national collaboration of gallery shows to pay tribute to talented arts educators across the country. In Northern Houston, The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.

“We’re turning the tables on our educators and focusing on their passions and creativity,” said Charles Restivo, president of The Art Institutes. “The collaboration of galleries is the stage we set to celebrate our teachers’ commitment to preparing our area high school students.”

This year will mark The Art Institutes’ third celebration highlighting educators’ artistic work, commitment and passion. If you’re a high school arts and/or media teacher or know of a teacher that may be interested in submitting their work, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com for information about What Those Who Teach Can Do at The Art Institute of Houston—North.

Artwork for submission can include, but is not limited to, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, audio/video, design, digital media, film, photography, illustration, culinary images, fiber, and/or fiber arts. There is a limit of one entry per participant, and all art must be exhibition-ready for immediate installation.

This year, anyone can nominate a teacher to submit their work. Once nominated, the nominee will receive an email notifying them of their nomination along with information on how to submit their artwork. Entries are being accepted, and entry deadlines vary by campus.

For all details regarding local gallery receptions, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com.

The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is located at 10740 North Gessner Drive, Suite 190, Houston, TX 77064. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Program Description

Graduates of the Audio Production program will develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional sound engineers, technicians and producers in the audio industry. Coursework will familiarize students with theoretical concepts, industry practices, hands-on production techniques, and the use of industry-related software and equipment. What You Will Study The tools used in audio recording, editing, and distribution are evolving at a rapid pace. Today’s professional audio recordists and mixers must constantly stay abreast of current developments in equipment technology and production methods. To do this, they must have a basic knowledge of the principles of sound theory and acoustics as well as skills in technical operation, aesthetic, and design. The Audio Production program meets the needs of the audio industry by offering a curriculum that provides students with a solid background in technology, theory, and industry practices. Practical hands-on experience with audio recording and postproduction equipment is essential to being prepared for the contemporary market place.? The current communications industry, to which audio is central, is expanding with the continued growth of telecommunications, and growth in television and radio broadcasting, satellite radio, Internet audio streaming, and desktop independent audio-visual and music production. As these markets continue to expand, the demand for educated and skilled technicians and producers in audio should also continue to grow. Current positions for individuals trained in audio knowledge and production skills include recording studio assistant engineer, live sound stage/sound technician, corporate AV technician, software technical/customer support, equipment manufacturers’ technical support/sales assistance, professional audio distributors’ sales support or workshop technician. Graduates of this program are prepared to seek entry-level jobs at production houses, record labels, radio and television stations, recording studios, single houses production companies, CD manufacturing facilities, posting houses, mastering houses, nightclubs, film audio post studios, and sound design studios for the game industry and Internet.
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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

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