Audio Production

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Audio Production
Bachelor of Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the physical properties of sound waves and how those properties are related to the human perception of sound.
  • Describe the behavior of sound in indoors and outdoors and how the acoustical characteristics of an environment affect sound properties.
  • Explain the concepts of transformers and how transformers can be used to solve signal manipulation problems.
  • Articulate the causes and types of audio signal distortion and the methods for distortion measurement.
  • Create, read, and explain block diagrams of basic audio systems used in live sound and mixing applications.
  • Demonstrate safe building and repair techniques for audio equipment which utilizes thermionic tubes.
  • Analyze and express the structure and production elements of a musical recording.
  • Perform typical MIDI functions in an industry standard software sequencer.
  • Work with speed and efficiency when using industry standard audio editing software.
  • Gain a strong theoretical understanding for how audio is used in interactive media and software applications.
  • Set up and troubleshoot a professional digital audio workstation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create original sounds using both hardware and software synthesizers for typical music and audio/visual contexts.
  • Set up and operate audio equipment for a typical live sound reinforcement.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of legal ramifications in mass media work and the obligations of a responsible audio professional.

Program Courses

AUD101 Survey of the Audio Industry
AUD102 Introduction to Sound
AUD110 Audio Technology I
AUD111 Digital Audio I
AUD112 Music Theory I
AUD113 Audio Technology II
AUD115 Music Theory II
AUD116 Audio Recording I
AUD125 Voice Acting
AUD201 Physics of Sound
AUD210 Acoustics
AUD211 Digital Audio II
AUD212 Listening & Analysis
AUD214 Electronics I
AUD216 Audio Recording II
AUD218 Live Sound Reinforcement
AUD225 Broadcasting
AUD301 Digital Audio III
AUD304 Electronics II
AUD309 Synthesis & MIDI Systems
AUD311 Electronics III
AUD313 Advanced Recording Techniques
AUD314 Digital Audio IV
AUD399 Internship II
AUD403 Special Topics
AUD411 Portfolio Preparation
AUD421 Portfolio Presentation
BUS118 Broadcast & Copyright Law
BUS121 Fundamentals of Marketing
BUS299 Internship
DFVP110 History of Broadcasting
DFVP131 Introduction to Video
DFVP132 Introduction to Audio
DFVP203 Field Sound Production
DFVP220 Fundamentals of Editing
DFVP221 Intermediate Editing
DFVP226 Scriptwriting- Commercial
DFVP301 Advanced Editing
DFVP321 Media Delivery Systems & Distribution
DFVP415 Post Production Workshop
DFVP420 Professional Practice
MMA420 Web Portfolio


COM101 Communication for College & Career Success
COM140 Speech & Communication
COM443 Advanced Communications
ENG110 English Composition
HUM201 Historical & Political Issues
MTH105 College Algebra
MTH205 Geometry

Credits Required 126

Credits Required 26

Credits Required 28


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Note: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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.