ARSP2120 Digital Audio Theory (Pro Tools 101/110)

This course covers principles and practical applications of digital audio recording and editing, emphasizing disk-based random access systems. Successful completion of this course will result in AVID 135 certification and the completion of the AVID 135 curriculum.




ARSP1100, ARSP1110, ARSP1130 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate an understanding of disk-based recording systems
Demonstrate an understanding of basic digital audio recording and editing techniques
Demonstrate an understanding of current DAW software applications
Demonstrate an understanding of computer history and components
Personalize application preferences
Identify industry standard Digidesign systems
Develop an understanding of Pro Tools preferences
Complete application exercises
Demonstrate an understanding of destructive and non-destructive editing

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details