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Discipline: Degree: AS - Audio Arts - S0434
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Acoustics for Audio Production MUSA 110
  • Students will be able to calculate a variety of acoustic phenomena such as wavelength, frequency, amplitude, reverberant time, and transmission loss.
  • Students will be able to use acoustic principles to make creative and technical decisions related to audio production.
  • Students will be able to analyze spaces and apply techniques for managing the acoustic properties of those spaces.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of psychoacoustic responses in humans and be able to account for these responses in audio productions.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how sound is captured and the ability to control both wanted and unwanted sounds acoustically.
Audio Capstone MUSA 250
  • Students will be able to describe the concepts, history, and current trends of producing.
  • Students will be able to critically analyze existing productions from creative and technical perspectives.
  • Students will be able to oversee and manage a complex audio project.
  • Students will be able to apply leadership and communication skills to lead a group of artists and technicians.
  • Students will be able to apply advanced creative and technical techniques to multi-track audio productions.
  • Students will be able to conceptualize and deliver complex audio productions for a specified purpose.
Audio for Multimedia MUSA 210
  • Students will be able to describe the history of sound for multimedia.
  • Students will be able to identify key developments and contributions to the field of sound for multimedia.
  • Students will be able to critically analyze soundtracks, scores, and sound for multimedia.
  • Students will be able to edit and synchronize audio and visual media using computer workstations.
  • Students will be able to design and edit musical and nonmusical sounds for a variety of visual media.
  • Students will be able to collaborate with artists and technicians from a variety media fields to produce multimedia recordings.
Audio Recording MUSA 150
  • Students will be able to describe the principles of a recording system including signal flow, microphones, signal processing, digital audio, and monitoring.
  • Students will be able to understand and demonstrate proper signal flow and connections between recording components.
  • Students will be able to determine proper microphone selection and placement for a given audio source.
  • Students will be able to operate the hardware, software, and equipment in a modern audio recording system.
  • Students will be able to produce high fidelity audio recordings for a variety of applications.
Beginning Radio Production R-TV 11A
  • Students will be able to correctly identify and state the use of the major pieces of equipment found in a radio studio.
  • Students will be able to set a proper microphone level suitable to create a broadcast-quality recording.
  • Identify equipment needed for operation of a studio.
  • Differentiate various editing effects of voice, sound and music in both tape-based and digital technologies.
  • Explain the components of an interview.
  • Combine voice, music and sound effects in the creation of a radio commercial suitable for airing.
  • Demonstrate proper maintenance of studio equipment.
Business of Audio Production MUSA 130
  • Students will be able to explain the components of contracts, production companies, mechanicals, composer agreements.
  • Students will be able to discuss the roles of marketing, promotion, advertisement, merchandising, and live performances.
  • Students will be able to describe the principles of copyright, publishing, licensing, and royalties as they relate to audio production.
  • Students will be able to describe the function and role of industry personnel and organizations.
  • Students will be able to describe emerging trends in the audio industry.
  • Students will be able to identify key players, organizations, and opportunities in the industry.
Electronic Music MUSA 120
  • Students will be able to explain and demonstrate MIDI and audio editing techniques.
  • Students will be able to describe the principles of digital audio workstations.
  • Students will be able to create prescribed sounds utilizing various synthesis and sampling techniques.
  • Students will be able to create compositions or live performances using a digital audio workstation.
  • Students will be able to apply effects processing appropriately for compositional effect.
  • Students will be able to complete a creative audio project from conceptualization to distribution.
Electronics Theory ELEC 50B (VOC)
  • Students completing ELEC 50B will be able to employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
  • Students will be able to accurately measure amplitude and time parameters of a periodic waveform displayed on the oscilloscope screen.
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in AC electronics. (MO)
  • Analyze operation of AC circuits. (MO)
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in AC circuits. (MO)
  • Measure and record AC electrical quantities. (MO)
  • Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, frequency counter) when measuring electrical quantities in a lab exercise. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of series versus parallel AC circuits. (MO)
  • Evaluate the characteristics of frequency selective circuits. (MO)
Electronics Theory ELEC 50A (VOC)
  • As a consequence of significant program modification in which electronics math concepts will be covered in the ELEC 50A theory course, students in ELEC 50A will be able to numerically analyze a series-parallel circuit.
  • Students completing ELEC 50A will be able to make accurate readings of voltage, current, and resistance using analog and digital multimeters.
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in DC electronic circuits.
  • Explain circuit operation of various DC circuitry.
  • Analyze from problems various DC unknown quantities.
  • Analyze from schematics various DC unknown quantities.
  • Predict unknown electronic quantities before solving electronic formulas.
  • Measure and record electrical quantities.
  • Demonstrate proper use of test equipment
  • Troubleshoot various defects in DC circuitry.
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in DC circuits.
Fundamentals of Audio Technology MUSA 100
  • Students will be able to explain and demonstrate the fundamentals of synthesis and sampling.
  • Students will be able to configure and operate simple analog and digital audio systems.
  • Students will be able to create basic audio clips using analog and digital audio systems.
  • Students will be able to describe the history of and current trends in audio technology.
  • Students will be able to explain and demonstrate the fundamentals of audio including waveforms, frequency, amplitude, and harmonics.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a conceptual and practical understanding of digital audio workstations including audio and MIDI sequencing.
  • Students will be able to describe the properties and components of audio systems.
Introduction to Electronic Media R-TV 01
  • All RTV program students will have an increased awareness of skills required for full-time work in the entertainment industry.
  • All RTV program students will have an increased awareness of professionals in the entertainment industry.
  • Identify key developments in the history of major U.S. electronic media industries, especially their evolution as social, political, and economic forces in U.S. society.
  • Describe the technical evolution of electronic media.
  • Identify the principal means of economic and political support for different electronic media, and discuss their impact.
  • Analyze regulations of electronic media.
  • Define commonly-used electronic communication technology.
  • Identify the business structure and revenue streams for each medium.
Live Sound Engineering MUSA 160
  • Students will be able to describe the principles of a live sound system including signal flow, microphones, signal processing, and monitoring.
  • Students will be able to diagnose and troubleshoot common problems encountered in a live sound reinforcement environment.
  • Students will be able to understand the interaction of audio electronics and acoustics in various environments
  • Students will be able to engineer live performances in a variety of genres.
  • Students will be able to collaborate with other engineers and non-engineers to put on a live sound event.
Music Fundamentals for Musicians MUS 110A
  • Students will know, by the number and type of accidentals, all 15 major keys and 15 minor keys.
  • MUS 2 students will be able to name the chord quality of all diatonic triads and seventh chords in both the major and minor modes.
  • Identify pitches and pitch registers when notated on the staff using G, F or C clefs, or when designated on the piano keyboard.
  • Calculate the duration of notes and rests.
  • Calculate the beat value, beat division, beat type and meter for any regular time signature.
  • Recognize and construct major scales, minor scales and their respective key signatures.
  • Memorize, recall and interpret the circle of fifths
  • Evaluate minor melodies for tonal problems and employ accidentals to correct these problems.
  • Recognize, calculate and construct intervals between pitches.
  • Calculate interval inversions.
  • Distinguish between consonant and dissonant intervals in music notation.
  • Recognize and distinguish the four types of contrapuntal motion.
  • Evaluate two-voice first species tonal counterpoint on the basis of its adherence to style rules and aesthetic guidelines
  • Identify and construct triads and seventh chords
  • Memorize and recall all diatonic triad and seventh chord qualities in major and minor.
  • Analyze diatonic music for harmony using Roman numerals and bass position figures when the non-chord tones have been omitted or identified for the student
  • Classify cadences by type
  • MUS 5A students will be able to sing on sight a short diatonic melody mixing stepwise motion and occasional skips through the tonic harmony.
  • MUS 5A students will be able to transcribe a diatonic melody played four times at the piano. This melody may use stepwise motion only, except for skips through the tonic triad and skips between 're' and 'ti'.
  • Students will demonstrate, through dictation, an aural understanding of major-mode melodies making use of rhythmic divisions, stepwise motion and occasional leaps through adjacent tones of the tonic and dominant triads.
Small Business Management BUSM 66 (VOC)
  • I am able to describe business planning for small business
  • I am able to discuss the legal forms of business ownership
  • I am able to discuss the marketing research process
Songwriting MUSA 230
  • Students will be able to compose original songs and lyrics in specified genres.
  • Students will be able to analyze songs for genre, form, structure, groove, and lyrical elements.
  • Students will be able to perform original songs as a soloist or with an ensemble.
  • Students will be able to create lead sheets for original compositions.
  • Students will be able to collaborate with others to produce a recording of a song.
  • Students will be able to describe the history and development of songwriting.
Sound Design for Live Performance MUSA 220
  • Students will be able to critically analyze live sound performances from creative and technical perspectives.
  • Students will be able to use current technology to design and playback sound in live performance settings.
  • Students will be able to perform audio productions in front of an audience.
  • Students will be able to design sounds for non-musical live performances.
  • Students will be able to create new and unique sounds for a variety of live applications.
  • Students will be able to collaborate effectively with artists, performers, technicians, and organizers to produce audio for live events.
Stagecraft THTR 14
  • Students who complete THTR 14 will know basic terminology related to scenery construction and theatrical lighting.
  • Students who complete THTR 14 will demonstrate construction skills common to stage carpentry.
  • Students who complete THTR 14 will know basic terminology related to scenery construction and theatrical lighting.
  • Create scenic elements that demonstrate mastery of the tools and equipment necessary for scenery construction.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate the problems of design and lighting for main stage productions.
  • Develop practical experience in the technical concerns of mounting actual theatrical production.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate the design and lighting for the main stage production of the Theater Department.
  • Evaluate and critique solutions to design problems in oral and written form.
  • Know and practice key safety issues relating to shop and backstage work.
Studio Engineering MUSA 200
  • Students will be able to design and set up multi-track recording sessions in a studio.
  • Students will be able to engineer all technical components in studio recording and mixing sessions.
  • Students will be able to manage the workflow and division of labor in studio recording and mixing sessions.
  • Students will be able to use critical listening to make technical and creative decisions while recording and mixing.
  • Students will be able to serve in a variety of roles in a recording setting, including runner, assistant, lead, and mix engineer.
  • Students will be able to apply a wide range of signal processing to audio for desired effect.
  • Students will be able to capture, edit, and mix high fidelity multi-track audio productions.
Work Experience in Audio Arts MUSA 299
  • Students will be able to produce audio to the standards and direction of site supervisor.
  • Students will be able to examine and analyze roles in the organization.
  • Students will be able to explain the entry-level and advancement opportunities available in the chosen area of audio production.
  • Students will be able to identify skills needed to successfully operate as an individual or within a team to produce audio.
  • Students will be able to self-assess knowledge and skills gained though the work experience.