Audio Engineering and Sound Production

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Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts

The Bachelor of Science degree is intended for the student who wishes to pursue a career in music recording and audio post-production for CD, DVD, television and film, and live sound. In addition, the student pursues a cognate in a related field such as telecommunications, business, or music. The curiculum consists of a 4 semester sequence of basic audio theory and electronics courses, followed by 4 semesters of advanced application and practice courses. Students also record and provide sound reinforcement for approximately 600 events during the school year, including opera, orchestra, jazz and chamber music concerts. Advanced students serve as engineers on university sponsored CD projects (Over 40 releases to date) Upon completion of the Bachelor's degree the student will have spent approximately 700 hours recording School of Music Ensembles, and completed over 200 hours of individual recording projects. A background in music is preferred but not required for admission into the program.
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Associate of Science in Recording Arts

The Associate of Science is a 5 semester program intended to be completed in conjunction with a Bachelor's degree in another area, or as a post-graduate technical degree. Typically a student would be pursuing a Bachelor's in a related area such as music or telecommunications. The AS includes the 4-semester sequence of basic audio theory and electronics, and 2 semesters of advanced application and practice.
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Please visit the Undergraduate Advising & Records Services for more information on Undergraduate Degree Requirements.