Audio Production Specialist (EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

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.

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.

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!

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 52 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARSP1100Introduction to Recording

3

ARSP1110Studio Operations

4

ARSP1130Audio Transducers

3

ARSP1140Critical Listening

1

ARSP1300Multitrack Recording Theory I

3

ARSP1310Multitrack Recording Lab I

3

ARSP1320Audio Signal Processing

3

ARSP1331Introduction to MIDI

3

ARSP1340Location Recording

2

ARSP1351Music Fundamentals

1

ARSP1500Multitrack Recording Theory II

3

ARSP1510Multitrack Recording Lab II

3

ARSP1541Acoustics and Recording Studio Design

2

ARSP2100Multitrack Recording Theory III

1

ARSP2111Multitrack Recording Lab III

3

ARSP2120Digital Audio Theory (Pro Tools 101/110)

3

ARSP2150Music Business

2

ARSP2325Digital Audio Theory II (Pro Tools 201/210M)

3

ARSP2340Studio Maintenance and Calibration

2

ARSP2580Audio Recording Internship I

2

ARSP2585Audio Recording Internship II

2

General Education Required 2 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

General Education Elective 4 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 2 Credits

Any ARSP course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Total Diploma Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

Prerequisite Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL0921Applied Reading Techniques

3

Total Credits  0

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARSP1100Introduction to Recording

3

ARSP1110Studio Operations

4

ARSP1130Audio Transducers

3

ARSP1140Critical Listening

1

ARSP1351Music Fundamentals

1

Total Credits  12

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARSP1300Multitrack Recording Theory I

3

ARSP1310Multitrack Recording Lab I

3

ARSP1320Audio Signal Processing

3

ARSP1331Introduction to MIDI

3

ARSP1340Location Recording

2

ARSP2120Digital Audio Theory (Pro Tools 101/110)

3

Total Credits  17

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARSP1500Multitrack Recording Theory II

3

ARSP1510Multitrack Recording Lab II

3

ARSP1541Acoustics and Recording Studio Design

2

(MATH Prerequisite)

 

ARSP2325Digital Audio Theory II (Pro Tools 201/210M)

3

 

ARSP2340Studio Maintenance and Calibration

2

(MATH Prerequisite)

 

Technical Studies Electives

2

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARSP2100Multitrack Recording Theory III

1

ARSP2111Multitrack Recording Lab III

3

ARSP2150Music Business

2

ARSP2580Audio Recording Internship I

2

ARSP2585Audio Recording Internship II

2

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

General Education Electives

4

Total Credits  16

Technical Studies Electives

Any Audio Production Specialist (ARSP) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  2 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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