Audio Production Specialist (EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

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 50 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

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

ARSP2340Audio Configuration and Troubleshooting

2

ARSP2580Audio Recording Internship I

2

ARSP2585Audio Recording Internship II

2

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 65

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

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARSP1300Multitrack Recording Theory I

3

ARSP1310Multitrack Recording Lab I

3

ARSP1320Audio Signal Processing

3

ARSP1331Introduction to MIDI

3

ARSP2120Digital Audio Theory (Pro Tools 101/110)

3

Total Credits  15

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

Total Credits  6

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

ARSP2340Audio Configuration and Troubleshooting

2

(MATH Prerequisite)

Total Credits  13

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

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

Total Credits  16

Graduation (65 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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